“Members of the ruling National Resistance Movement who contested and failed in the previous party primary elections have formed an association to stop future ‘sham elections. The association dubbed Action for Transformation and Sustainable Development also seeks to help members recover from the loss and strategize for the 2026 election” (Gerald Matembu – ‘NRM losers form Association to stop electoral malpractice’ 13.10.2021, Nile Post).
We are used too that National Resistant Movement aspirants or members who loses their primaries stands as “independents”. That is very common with this party and is common at the last elections. The NRM Electoral Commission haven’t been able to handle or had the manpower to secure it either. Neither does the party suspend or sends letter of expulsion to the former aspirants either. Therefore, today’s new association is really inspiring.
This must be insulting to the Chairman, the NRM Central Executive Committee and the NRM EC. All of the heads who vouch for the system and has created it this way. The President and every single Minister must feel insulted. They have all been elected through the system.
These are the new stock of NRM Rebels and that’s not the ‘Correct Line’. With that in mind, we can wonder what is the next step? What will they do? How will they plea or have their cases heard?
Not like Secretary General Richard Todwong will have a listen. He is a loyal cadre of the President and cannot handle this. This man will not accept the scrutiny or allegations. The former SG Justine Kasule-Lumumba was hostile towards to the NRM EC Chairman Dr. Tanga Odoi. The internal elections has been an issue, but not properly resolved.
What is striking is that this is happening after NRM Primaries was held with voting in line. They were standing behind the candidate they did prefer. Now the aspirants are saying this isn’t fair. Which is striking, since this was changed between the 2015 and 2020 after wishes of the President. They are saying his voting system isn’t fair. That must infuriate him when he gets the call or the memo.
We were plenty of outsiders saying this and called it the ‘Art of Peer Pressure’ as it was a clear signal of popularity and not a secret ballot. This was clear from the get-go, but the aspirants accept this school-yard way of challenging the polls. So, in their regards its a bit late. They can hope for a better way of running it next time. However, that is all up to the President and the NRM CEC. Peace.
““He [Dela Rosa] is the one who is available. We’re not saying he is the best because originally we were pushing for Senator Bong Go,” PDP-Laban Secretary General Melvin Matibag said in an interview over ABS CBN News Channel when asked if Dela Rosa is the best candidate the party has to offer as president” (Daphne Galvez – ‘PDP- Laban Cusi wing: ‘Bato’ not best presidential bet, but he’s available’ 11.10.2021, Philippine Daily Inquirer).
The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Cursi-Faction seems to have had a bad transfer video. They are clearly not selling Senator Ronald “Bato” Del Rosa well. The PDP-Laban Cursi-Faction had another idea and the party had in August made another ticket.
However, they ditched that. As “Bong Go” became the VP candidate, instead of being the Presidential Candidate. This maybe why things got confused and the incumbent was retiring instead of standing as VP. Has also made the utter chaos inevitable.
“Bato” isn’t a winning man. He is a useful man for the PDP-Laban. A loyal man and someone who is fighting the same causes as Rodrigo Duterte. This is why Duterte has vouched for him to stand as a President too. Nevertheless, the proof of here.
“Bato” was the last choice and not the one they intended to field. The PDP-Laban is showing that they are not sending their best. They are sending the “free-transfer” and the one “available”. Not the candidate who has the ability or the heart to be there. Neither the person who has the popularity or charisma to takeover from Duterte.
So, when the PDP-Laban says this man isn’t the best and the only one who swiped right on Tinder. Why should the people pick up the ballot and vote for this man in 2022?
Heck, this is the last effort to have a full squad. His the last draft-pick and the “lucky loser” who just happened to be there. “Bato” isn’t even cutting it. That is apparent, when a spokesperson describes it like that.
Interviewer: “Well, why did you marry “Bato” Mrs. Del Rosa?”
Mrs. Del Rosa: “He was the only one man on the island, I had no other option”
Mrs. Del Rosa: “Yeah, what can a girl do? You are alone on the island and he is the only man there. He had to be the one for me”
The same apparently happened within in the PDP-Laban party. That is not a sign of strength, character or skills. It is the last ditch effort to pitch someone to stand as a President. At this point, the PDP-Laban should have reconciled with Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao. Since the Pac-Man or Pacquiao at least would look like a sincere effort. Now, they look clueless and panicky.
Yes, “Bato” got 19 million votes as a Senator in 2019. However, he is contesting in different race now and with other prospects. Why does he thin “soldiering on” is enough to become the Head of State? Is that how unserious the PDP-Laban has become.
The one who wasn’t worthy of a proper transfer, but could be picked up as Bosman player was fine and dandy. Well, that says more about the lack of coordination and planning in the final stages for the PDP-Laban. Which also makes things look ugly for “Bato”.
He looks stupid and also sounds unwanted. While his supposed to aspire for the highest office of the Republic. Peace.
““Further, you need to investigate the very serious claims that the same actors are organizing elements of former Wembley under one police officer Ayegasire Nixon to assassinate people who disagree with this so-called family project of holding onto power in perpetuity,” “Muhoozi Project” (…) “indeed intelligence has picked some clandestine actions by this reckless and rather naïve actors to have some youth recruited as rebels and then frame some members of security services and key politicians perceived as anti-establishment.” The “Muhoozi project”” (General David Sejusa aka Tinye aka Tinyefuza letter to Director of ISO, Col Ronnie Balya, 29.03.2013).
We are now in October 2021 and the controversial letter was published by Red Pepper in May 2013. It has gone over 8 years since the first publication put it into print. Several of newspapers was under siege and also radio stations. They were investigated, as the letter wasn’t supposed to go public and secondly, the Internal Security Organization Director never got the letter was it claimed.
This here unleashed a secret and a narrative that was new. Because, there never been open discussion about succession from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. That was an insult and treason to do. If you aimed above your pay-grade or appointed office. You could expect to be sacked, loose your position and be vilified. That has happen to several of leaders within the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Therefore, the letter revealed not only a plan to assassinate several of people, but that there was a scheme to promote Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerubaga.
That was supposed to be a secret and not talked about. He had already been favourably promoted and was leading the Special Forces Command. However, he wasn’t the sort of sought after leader. The army commander was only someone because of his birthright. His the son of the President got off easy and now they are preparing him for the Presidency. Just because his the son and the people are supposed to be carried away.
Yes, in recent months he has started to talk about diplomatic relations and pan-Africanism. Where he wants to prove his skills and leadership qualities. As he hold talks with high ranking officials in Somalia and talked with Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya. Now, his handlers and social media team is launching his poster for his campaign next term.
We can wonder if someone was assassinated for standing in the way of the project. We can wonder if someone lost their title and ranks. Because, they was vocal against the cause. That is what we should wonder about. Since, the son and his comrades are on the move. They have slowly done it. Muhoozi have even printed hoodies with “Project Muhoozi” on it. While he has claimed to the media that his not seeking the throne. Alas, it seems more likely now.
This sort of move is very special. Not strange considering how many who boosts his ego on the regular on social media. There are so many that blesses his name and his stature. They are making him into a saint and a messiah. Alas, his not a hero and neither popular. That is all a fraud and fake. Just like the polls ahead of the elections showing Yoweri the majority. Therefore, the same will be created for him.
It is really crazy thinking back now. That the General had to go to exile. Newspapers was closed for days and radios too. All for the secrecy of the succession. It is now alive and you can wonder at what cost and to what extent they are willing to take it. Since, the President and his men was willing to take it very far in 2013. Now it’s 2021 and this candidacy is a preparation for 2026. Which is the whole term we are in. However, that says it all. That they are trying to get the mind prepared for him and his “leadership”. Peace.