Opinion: The MK [Army] Movement will die quicker than Go Forward

I don’t know if you remember a time and the place when Amama Mbabazi was challenging within the National Resistance Movement to be the Presidential Flagbearer. That is a few years back, but not long ago to be folklore. No, Mbabazi, the Chairman of NRM and as Prime Minister tried to conquer and get ahead of President Yoweri Tibuhurwa Kaguta Museveni. We all know that went south and he created his own political pressure group called Go Forward.

We are now seeing similar things created for General Muhoozi Kainerubaga. The MK Army or the MK Movement. There was one little moment where there was talk of a rebrand of the NRM to the National Progressive Movement (NPM). However, that seems thwarted and instead his making his own entity.

If that entity is a political pressure group or political party… that’s hard to know at this very moment. It is an extension and a prepared machinery of the “Project Muhoozi”. Where people are elected to roles and such. Just the other day, the MK Army elected Michael Mawanda MP, Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi and the Supreme Commander himself Muhoozi Kainerubaga into various of roles within the MK Army. Even Frank Gashumba is the Chief Strategist and Media Director of the MK Army. So, the plan is made and people are organizing the efforts.

Nevertheless, there isn’t a lesser of a man or a man lacking charisma they are selling. Street preachers or choir girls has more flair or finesse than this man on stage. His people or team behind the scenes has to polish the man. Because, there is nothing in the public speeches of late, which oozes brilliance or even credibility. His just a mediocre leader who happens to be the son of the President.

These people hired and elected to positions in the MK Army will fall flat. They have clearly the money and the ambition here. Just like the Go Forward Pressure Group had vast funds, a social media team and a broad-based manifesto. Still, there was nothing of interest or generating a huge following come election day.

The MK Movement will get the same vibe. At least Mbabazi can speak in public and he has some sort of flair. He doesn’t sound baffled or struggling to speak a coherent sentence on stage. Neither does he lack the personality or the ideology of his political causes. No matter how I dislike and wants to discredit a corrupt person like Mbabazi. At least his political savvy and can sell a story. However, Muhoozi cannot even sell his favourite bottle of beer or believe that he loves his wife. It all is just posturing. Just like his Christianity and his “Pan-Africanism”. He is just saying it to follow the footsteps of his father…

The MK Army or the MK Movement will dwindle and be hot-air. If a man of expertise and of experience like Mbabazi can fail. You will now that the mind of Muhoozi will fall even more. There is no real popularity and the gig-economy can only get you so far. The amounts of voter tourism and paying attendance at rallies or public functions will not be sustainable either. The public will come for the food and the T-shirt. For then to go home and laugh about the sorry display of Muhoozi.

I cannot see this going well. The public has already been forced the father for over 30 years. To send his son in his stead. Is just a reminder of what is currently going on. If the son think this will go well. Then his a fool and that is the perception anyway. Nevertheless, the ones eating of his plate is surely feeling blessed these days. They have an easy journey in the troubling times. While we all know the MK Army will most likely feed into the same traps of Go Forward. It isn’t a popular rising or a figure of hope.

The General is just a reminder of everything wrong and a continuation of the oppression of his father. That’s why he was named the avenger and it’s proven already by the tenure or leadership of the Special Forces Command (SFC). That unit has shown the sinister side of the NRM and what they are willing to do… to silence people and make people stop. That’s why the crowds or voter tourism will only show “fake love” and when the money stops. The whole thing is a facade and Muhoozi will be the biggest loser. Because, he invested all of this money and time with nothing to gain from it.

KaBobi” will easily beat Muhoozi in a fair fight, but we know Muhoozi like his father will only win with “predetermined” results or rigged in their favour. It is not like the General would risk it all and trust the public. He got no proof of governing or political track-record. His only a high ranking official and senior Presidential Advisor, because of his lineage. That’s it and that’s why it’s a fools enterprise, but an enterprise, nevertheless.

Well… the General’s turn is maybe up, but he will fall brutally down. Peace.

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