Opinion: Museveni can sleepwalk into the elections [as the opposition only aim at their own]

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) who are not caring about the guidelines or the regulations for COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Who are busy scheduling all activities ahead of the General Elections of 2021. also settling the final flag-bearers of the party. Which sometimes are the same-old, same-old and dozens of sole candidates. The NRM looks solid ahead of the elections.

At this point, as the President Museveni is busy preparing for this 8th Term since 1986. The man, the legend, the dictator and the President for Life. The supposed Fountain of Honour and His Excellency can just sleep. He can be lazy, he can squander around and even have a few scandals on his hands.

The opposition are busy scheming tearing each other apart. The Uganda People’s Congress is the NRM-Light at this point. The big-man Akena and his wife is both in the sphere of the President. They have traded perks and agreement with the NRM .The UPC is only viable in small pockets and doesn’t have the organization nor trust in the public. Because of the trade-off that Akena, Son-of-Obote did in the last election cycle.

Democratic Party have been raided, taken by everyone. Norbert Mao should by crying at home this weekend. The day of betrayal was this week and he lost his MPs. He got none of the big-men and the party is weakened. There is little left and the promise in the months ahead can’t be much. Not like they can muster such voices and cadres over night. To take the space, which these MPs left.

Forum for Democratic Change are also weakened, also many questions about where they are turning. The ghost of Besigye. While Lukwago only created questions of protocol and validity of the nomination process. No matter what it does, it has lost plenty of the faction belonging to Muntu. The pragmatic part of the FDC has left and the defiance of Besigye lingers on. We can wonder what it will do and how it will become the biggest opposition party again. It needs to show flex and muscle ahead. Needs to drop heavy hitters of flag-bearers and show it isn’t just a punchline.

One of the newcomers, who has shown new strength is Muntu and his Alliance of National Transformation (ANT). Most of this has come by weakening the FDC. The ones who was supporters and allies of Muntu is the ones that left the FDC. There are very few independents who has come, except for Kassiano Wadri. Who is also a former FDC, but had left the party already. Muntu got some good people around him, but he seems like his trying to do the same thing he always does. Saying the right things, but not really challenging status quo.

The second newcomer is the People Power Movement and the National Unity Platform. Where Bobi Wine have really scored big and creating headlines. A man who is getting support from all parties and independents. He raided the DP party and gotten several of MPs standing for the NUP. Right now the momentum of the opposition is in his hands. He even got the nudge of the DP Block and the Justice forum for the Presidency. However, JEEMA will field own MPs and not do that under the NUP flag. Showing, there are a balance of sorts and there will be honest competition.

The DP is losing big, FDC is weakened and creating uncertainty, as the biggest party and the one historically challenging the President. Museveni must be giddy that the FDC is lingering like this. Instead of having a steady line and showing resilience. The up-hill battle that persist must be tiring and that’s why its showing some fatigue.

ANT and NUP are revitalized, but they are still not that big or organized like the FDC. Bobi Wine has momentum, but he needs support from everywhere to get the final push. He got friends all around, but with purges like recently in the DP: There might be fear that does happen elsewhere too.

The NRM should be joyful that the opposition looks like this. The message is distorted and the opposition is busy seeing whose deflecting and whose staying. Not to talk about finding out who is the flag-bearer and who gets the nominations. There are so much in-fighting.

There is more talk about what’s happening between the parties. The new and the old. If the old parties have the push or if they are out of steam. We can wonder ourselves. If this is all meal-ticket politics or actual battle for change.

Museveni is lucky with this. They are not pin-point at his failures, at him tanking the economy, taking up more loans and continuing his impunity in power. He can walk free of that. Only touched a small amount of time. Instead of being the target, the one people are aiming for and proving his recklessness. That is what they should do. Expose and show the intolerant and the state sponsored brutality, which is the image of this state.

Except he gets away with that. As he visits factories, radio stations and hold speeches on the regular. He walks and travels at ease like a bird. While the others are in cages and they are not even allowed to sing. Peace.

Zimbabwe: The March Is Not Ended – Pastorl Letter of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference On the Current Situation in Zimbabwe (14.08.2020)

FDC made itself look like fool by nominating Lukwago… [and blocking Sempala MP a month earlier]

On the 15th July 2020, Woman MP for Kampala Nabilah Naggayi Sempala went to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Headquarters to deliver her nomination form to seek the flag-bearer stance for the Lord Mayor of Kampala. This after two terms as Woman MP for Kampala since 2011.

She was told by her party that she was too late and couldn’t deliver. Nabilah wasn’t allowed to that in the middle of July, which was right as the FDC said it was a day after the deadline.

Now, we have seen Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago have joined the FDC on the 28th July 2020. That is two weeks after the deadline, which Sempala was blocked from. Continuing that, another two weeks, the FDC accepted the nomination of Lukwago on the 13th August 2020 at the same headquarters.

When, the FDC disregarded and blocked the MP, they said they had an agreement with the Platform Truth and Justice for a supply and demand agreement. That is surely still alive, even as he went from his own T&J and before that his demise in the Democratic Party (DP), which he has drifted from over the year. That was not surprising as he has been part of Besigye People’s Government and been a side-kick over the years.

So within a months time, there was a supposed deadline. Which blocked Nabilah, but they later accepted and partied when Lukwago was nominated as the Lord Mayor Flag-Bearer. This is seeming unreasonable and unfair.

That’s making the FDC looking like fool. They are looking like they had a deal behind closed doors. A deal that blocked others from nominating and making it possible to Lord Mayor on the FDC ticket.

I’m not a fan of Nabilah, not at all. She is a meal-ticket politician. The sort who does all games during campaigns and elections, but relaxes through the whole term in office. Only shows up for elections, but is gone in the years in between. I cannot mention anything she written, motion or law she has sponsored. Not even taken a stand worth a headline.

Lord Mayor Lukwago has been squeezed all his career by appointed leadership and the KCCA is taking all control. So, the Lord Mayoral position in Kampala is more ceremonial then powerful. The Executive Director and Secretariat has the control. The City Hall is more for the display then doing something substantial.

Still with that in mind… Lukwago is running for the third time. This time on the FDC ticket instead of the DP. What is striking is how this all went down. It shouldn’t be this hard. The FDC cannot pull this one off without accepting wrongdoing towards one of their own. Not that Sempala is a clean leader or anyone I respect as a politician. However, the way they did this… was just plain wrong.

I understand that they didn’t want to field anyone against the incumbent Lord Mayor. A man who has support and can win for the third time. However, the FDC could have shown more humility, even addressed their plans ahead. Instead of blocking someone a month ahead and looking foolish for it.

This is not a winning streak for the FDC. Yes, they got a big-fish, a man who has been an associate of Besigye and FDC for so long. However, the party should have acted differently. Especially, when they are giving way to Lukwago now. Peace.

Opinion: Kanye is an “independent” Republican candidate…

And I’ll never let my son have an ego

He’ll be nice to everyone, wherever we go

I mean, I might even make him be Republican

So everybody know he love white people” Kanye West on ‘New Day’ (2011)

If you thought 2020 couldn’t be more insane. Where the White House wouldn’t use all tricks to win in November. They are now Using Kanye Omari West aka Kanye West. The shoe-selling, clothing-brand, music mogul and artist are now Republican operative.

White House Innovation Director Jared Kushner, the Son-In-Law had a secret meeting with Kanye West in Colorado. This is similar to the secretive meeting the Trump Campaign had with Russian operatives ahead of the 2016 elections. Again, this has been revealed. While there is more to this too.

There are Republican lawyers working on overtime to secure the West ticket on the most states as possible with fraudulent signatures. Where they have to petition the local authorities and sue to get-in. The Kanye West candidacy is already late in some states, but they hope to get him on the ticket n swing-states to siphon votes.

They hope Kanye can eat the Jill Stein votes and Gary Johnson of 2016. So, that they are taking just enough votes from the Democratic ticket. Even if Kanye has been selling himself as a MAGA lover, a Trump supporter and a Conservative.

We know all of this. He has been crying on stage, held a weird campaign rally and still pushing this through. Republican backers and even secret meeting with White House Officials like Jared Kushner. Kanye even said they talked every day. That is insane.

If there ever was co-ordination between a third party candidate and Republican party. They are in a way fielding a third party without using the ticket of its own. Because, the Republican can only field one Presidential Candidate. That is why Kanye is a tin-soldier, a puppet to create a circus and theatre for the public.

Kanye must be a proud millionaire. Who are willingly to be used and possibly do illegal activity through his campaign. Using his platform, his name and his position to weaken opposition Joe Biden. Even if your not a fan of Biden. Would you feel okay, if the Biden and the Democratic Party had issued another third party candidate to weaken Trump? Sending a David Duke or another dog-whistle just to tease and play for the guards to duck into the base of Trump.

Kanye might like the publicity. This is making headlines and he doesn’t have to use money to issue an LP or a single. However, his trading away his legacy and what he came into the early stages of career. Instead of known for quality epic beats, his now known for being a Republican operative shielding as a “independent”. How biased and dumb isn’t that?

We know his a Kardashian by marriage. The new Kanye isn’t that stable. Some are worried about his mental state. However, what should worry about is when the truth of all the things done behind closed doors are released. When everyone involved in the campaign and the co-operation between the White House and Kanye. The world can see how he was a tool and a pawn for the Donald. That is what value he has for them.

Kanye might see this a ego boost. However, his being used and the Republicans are doing this waste votes. They don’t care about Kanye or what he stands for. His the nail in a coffin for them. It is tragic that he will use his space for this, instead of all the positive things he could have achieved with his platform, popularity and wealth.

Kanye, how do you like do be used?

Kanye, how to you like to be a means to a greater purpose, which isn’t your own?

Kanye, how do you enjoy the spoils of being a tin-solider?

Last question:

Kanye you said once “Bush doesn’t care about black people”, do you think Trump cares about you?

Nah, he don’t and he doesn’t care about black people either. So, its beautiful that your being used by the people, who you used to despised in the past… Peace.

Opinion: Odinga continue to sell the same dream

A referrendum does not need to cost more than Sh2 billion ,so we should not be told, we have no money, there is no money to do, we can teach Chebukati how to do it so we have everything needed for a country to do a referendum, we will do it before the next General election” (…) “It is not the desire for anyone to make it any more difficult and costly than it is, a referendum doesn’t have to cost billions” (…) “The purpose of the BBI is to have a free and fair election and that no Kenyan blood is shed because of an election” – Raila Odinga (Capital FM Kenya, 13.08.2020).

On 9th March 2018 President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga made a “handshake” that turned the enemies, the two heads into a team. The Jubilee got an alliance and a friendly opposition by giving the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Which have dropped a report in November 2019. Even if the Reported was dated back to October 2019. There was a long time rumours and speculations of what it contained. However, the propositions and the ideals of this. Is to ensure the dynasties and the political another life.

The BBI Report and the whole BBI project is a big-man game. This is not to ensure the wrongs within the 2010 Constitution. This sort of journey has been to ensure relevance of Odinga. Also, buy Kenyatta freedom to do whatever, as he can use the BBI as a bargain chip. Since, he knows Odinga will not trade that away over a vote or a policy in Parliament. This is why Kenyatta have won big by giving away a few shillings.

Kenyatta bought himself peace of mind. That is why he can clean the slate. He has the majority in Parliament in both houses. The President has all houses and controls the state. Kenyatta can just order, direct and push a few buttons. From there it will go his way and fix his needs.

The political gambit was over after the Fresh Presidential Elections. When Odinga and Kenyatta parleyed. These two settled their grudges. The second rigging and the systematic injustice of the vote got erased. As Odinga botched the unease and got a few tokens. He got a little trophy, got a committee and some official appointments. However, he still have very little to no power.

That is why his selling a referendum. The BBI is another OKOA. The same sort of trade-off, where they want to change the legislation and secure the next election. However, not having the powers or the opportunities to do so. It is selling the same dream. As Kenyatta will not give up the cartels, the power and the needs, which enriching himself and his closest associates.

Just like Odinga sold Canaan to his supporters. He is now trading BBI and the Referendum. Just like he did with OKOA too. Yes, the IEBC has faults, yes the rigging is there and the state has pins in it. They are ensuring the ones are picked and appointed. Kenyatta knows this and Odinga knows this too.

Still, he wasn’t kicking and screaming after the handshake. He went into another mode after the handshake. Odinga got a unofficial role and the ODM got suddenly more relevance. His now selling another OKOA, a BBI, a revised edition to make changes. Kenyatta should be grinning, because Odinga is still in 2015 and 2016. Just missing the questionable signatures and other issues that the last go round had.

Odinga better get another song to sing. He needs another message. Baba seems to be on one MO and cannot sing another anthem. Odinga should learn new tricks, but maybe that’s a bit late now? Peace.

Cameroun: Communique du Gouvernement – Recrudescence des Actes d’Horreur et de Barbarie Perpetres par les Rebelles Secessionnistes dans les Regions du Nord-Ouest et du Sud-Ouest (13.08.2020)

Communique on the Current Human Rights Situation in Zimbabwe and Key Demands to the Government of Zimbabwe, SADC and the African Union (13.08.2020)

Opinion: 10 DP MPs cross to NUP [It’s raining tears in the land of Mao]

The Democratic Party is being totally purged by the National Unity Platform (NUP). The DP have today lost 10 MPs. In the 2016 election the party got 15 MPs. So, there is a total free for all. Norbert Mao has really lost out today. This is the biggest purge in a long while.

Norbert Mao must be screeching and teething as his seeing his top shot MPs … going for Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. NUP has a big big blow to the DP today. This here is like aiming at the heart of the DP. This is the supposed third term for Mao, but his not able to keep his ducks in a row.

We can see how his losing. I saw the three earlier today, but now a few hours later. This is seriously rattling the cage. Bobi Wine can smile to the bank. He has raided a party and gotten their biggest MPs. The likes of Mpuuga, Nambooze, Ssewanyana, Kivumbi and Namayanja. All of these will be flag-bearers who can flex for the party.

Just look here!

DP MPs cross to #PeoplePower’s NUP

Mathias Mpuuga from DP

Joseph Ssewungu DP

Medard Ssegona DP

Betty Nambooze DP

Moses Kasibante Ind

Muwanga Kivumbi DP

Allan Ssewanyana DP

Ssempala Kigozi DP

Ssentongo Robinah DP

Veronica Namaganda DP

Florence Namayanja DP” (Uganda Radio Network, 13.08.2020).

This here is insane. Just imagine that the about 66% of the DP MPs crossed today to NUP. That is major blow. This is like a kill-shot. Yes, the DP can field new flag-bearers. In Masaka, Mpuuga might met Bwanika or Mbidde, but that is not heated competition there. The others are having huge bases where they elected.

We can really see that Bobi Wine has taken over Baganda and the DP caucus there. This without being long in the political sphere. This is depleting the DP party. We can just wonder if others will follow too. As there soon final deadlines for nominations in the parties and the tickets are finalized.

Mao should cry today. Either that or raise havoc. He should be fuming, but understand that acting like a big-shot on NBS Frontline clearly isn’t enough.

Bobi Wine is winning. No doubt. The DP is dying and the umbrella is taking over. Evidently 66% MPs switched to NUP. That’s a train-wreck signal of the DP, but also a sign of strength for the NUP. Bobi Wine can wave a flag tonight. His gotten the bag without doing much today. Peace.

Opinion: I don’t trust Chameleone’s mission in the NUP…

Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone only last year left the National Resistance Movement (NRM). The man of the President. A man who has participated in rallies and singed songs for the regime for years. Suddenly last year in early July 2019 joined the Democratic Party and Mao gave him the role of Chief Mobilizer.

Today, he was announced as the Lord Mayoral Aspirant for Kampala for the National Unity Platform. Which means that Chameleone have within a year gone from the NRM to DP and final destination NUP.

Gone all red from yellow and for a hot minute green. This man is doing everything. Maybe by the time of 2021 he will try to join FDC. Just so he can say he was blue as well. No, I am just kidding. He will not go there, as he will not challenge incumbent Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. Who has also left the DP for another party.

For Bobi Wine this isn’t a victory. This here isn’t something to celebrate. Even if Bobi Wine is cheering and smiling as he welcomes Chameleone to the team. By all means, this yet another back handed slap at the DP. However, this man is just trying to find a flag to be relevant under. Chameleone doesn’t seem legit.

Nothing about his time in politics seems sincere. He is now red on the outside, but I still believe his yellow on the inside. Sort of like a mango. He should sing songs for Uganda Telecom and Splash. Not be a Lord Mayoral candidate. I cannot think of anything he stands for or cares about. Unless, leeching on whatever that is popping at any given moment.

This man has today gotten an easier ride without really having to struggle to do so. His just getting the umbrella, but without any real cost. Not like Chameleone have really invested time or energy in the DP. It is like everything he does is a publicity stunt.

Chameleone got to go head to head with Lukwago now. The others will not be in the same bracket. His the Ragga Dee of NUP. I don’t see how they will beat the two times Lord Mayor and former MP.

So, he wants to recreate himself again. This time in the vision of NUP and be under the wings of Bobi Wine. Because, he understands that there is little to no wheels helping the road ahead in DP. This is why he fled the scene and became an NUPer today. However, it is not a winning team this here.

Chameleone does this only for selfish reasons. I don’t see this a viable entry. His just using the flag, the party and the swagger of Bobi Wine. This is all just a ploy for him. Shopping the best opposition house to run on. Not because he believes in it, but because it helps his candidacy.

Chameleone have changed his colours so easily. Gone from yellow last year into green. This year gone from green to red. Who wonders what he does next, but don’t expect a magic wand or something unique.

This man will sound like everyone around him. Do what he can to fit in and be like them. However, I doubt he is, because of all the years he was on the payroll of the regime. This is just a another publicity stunt and his hoping the naive is flying high on it. However, I doubt this will help him much against Lukwago, except giving him some sort of credibility as an opposition candidate. Still, people like me doesn’t believe the man. Peace.

The Umbrella swallows three DP MPs

Today, there are three MPs who are announced at National Unity Platform Party Office in Kamwokya. These are Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante. All of these MPs are leaving the Democratic Party and becoming NUP Flag-Bearers in the up-coming 2021 elections.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine didn’t even need to join the DP. He got the big-shots and the MPs who are vocally from the party. The DP Block leaders will be happy that Ssewanyana leaves the party. While we know Nambooze haven’t been friendly with Mao of late. Kasibante is seeking a new home and found safety here.

Nambooze have been moving along to elsewhere for a while. She has been part of People’s Government and been close to Besigye. That she now moves to NUP was in the cards. She’s been in Parliament since 2010 for Mukono and have drifted away from DP. We can see that since the 2016 elections. Therefore, today wasn’t a shocker, but was anticipated.

Nambooze have been in too trouble for her stances. Been treated with vile force. House raided, tortured and arrested for her stances. Therefore, she knows the cost of defying the state. Betty knows perfectly well and will continue this part with her change of party.

Ssewanyana, the MP for DP since 2016, the former Sports Editor and Chairman of Katwe United. Who has been arrested, charged and been in to much trouble in his term. A vocal opposition MP. A certain type that makes headlines without even trying. Just by opposing the government and its policies. That’s why this man is the perfect fit for the NUP at this point.

Kasibante have been in Parliament since 2012. Who is a DP MP, but on the pages of the Parliament his registered as Independent. Surely, he has gone more and more away. These are people who has associated themselves with the NUP and People Power.

So that Nambooze, Ssewanyana and Kasibante is all expected at this point. That they would either got to NUP or ANT. These was all individuals who was drifting away from Mao and the DP. They where abandoning the project, one by one.

It is not surprising. This is typical election season, but also a matter of making advances ahead of the polls. This is to score relevance and be part of the right team. They are fleeing DP to get more suction. This is Baganda MPs leaving the DP party.

Norbert Mao knew he would loose Lukwago and Nambooze. That was just a matter of time this time around. That he laso looses Ssweanyana is a loss, but the allies within DP Block will be happy if the rumours are correct. Give way to others to run on the DP ticket in Makindye West. Kasibante leaves Rubaga North and opens for another there too.

They are fleeing a sinking ship… to a party, which is on the rise. Bobi Wine has scored a victory with these folks in his team. While DP is even more weakened. The DP should start to reconsider their methods, as the ones vying for re-elections are abandoning them.

This are all vocal MPs and are people who are popular in their areas. These are not just some random MPs who nobody knows. Nambooze and Kasibante has been defiant for so long. They have suffered for it and now they are becoming NUPs.

This is a blow today for the DP and worth to celebrate for NUP. However, let see how this unfolds in the up-coming elections. Peace.