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Opinion: Museveni and his four excuses for losing the recent by-elections!

We can just wonder, when this grows old, kinda like the 1986ing the issues, and saying he has solved issues ever since then. Therefore, he has the answers and no one else. They are just not listening to him and his ways. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have now written an analyzes of the losses of the recent losses in Rukingiri, Jinja-East and Kyadondo East. Three contested By-Election that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has lost. In all of them, the NRM has used their machinery and the acts ruling party to get their candidate through. Even without achieving it. They haven’t had the plan or the message that could gain the ballots. They are tired of the regime and of the President. Who is all ruling on borrowed time, as he uses all times to put blame on others. Like he has done today in his statement on the By-Election. I will take on excuse after another. He says its the four mistakes, I would say it his four excuses for losing.

First Excuse:

Leaders not linking with the economic interests of the Local people in a systematic way. The People need clear examples, in each area, of how they can get out of poverty by implementing our 4 acres plan model, or the different variations of it” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – ‘Full Statement: Museveni Analyses Parliamentary By-elections’ 16.06.2018).

It isn’t like he didn’t try, he came with bashing glory of all sort of gifts and funds for the youth, the NAADs and the SACCO’s. Therefore, the NRM did this and at the blessing of Museveni. It wouldn’t be that sort of rally without him. You should wonder if he should have explained the use of the motorcycles and the gifts to the business-groups better himself? Since he as the President is nearly there just for show-off and also PR Stunt to show the greatness of the NRM. As the gifts are pouring into the region, when the By-Election is going on.

Second Excuse:

The lack of organisational linkages with the grass roots is the next problem. In the case of Rukungiri, in spite of some elements using crude sectarianism, the people could not be swayed. What, then, did the opposition do? Use manipulation taking advantage of the lack of linkages between the Local people and the NRM leadership that was directly managing the operation. One of the rumours they started was that the FDCs had been given money by the NRM. They said: “Itwe nitutuunga sente, Imwe muteera oburuuru mutaine ekimutungire”. This could be translated as: “for you, you vote for the NRM, while for us the NRM leaders give us money even when we vote against them!” With our fast communication with our mobile phones, this would have been detected by our grass-root groups and counter-acted with SMSs. After campaigning very successfully on the 28thand 29th of May, 2018, holding 9 big or very big rallies at the Sub-county levels except for Nyakagyeme, I did not follow up again and I shouldn’t have done so because there are people to do that. Only to find out later that, that was one of the problems” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – ‘Full Statement: Museveni Analyses Parliamentary By-elections’ 16.06.2018).

This excuse is because of how the party and the leadership of Museveni has been. Everything has to sanctioned and accepted from the State House. All and everyone who matters are decided from the State House. If there is anything happening, the orders has been from the State House and with the blessing of the State House. Therefore, the lack of grassroot organization is a systemic issue that Museveni himself has created. Because of his obsession with power, that is the reason for this. This is not the local leadership issue, the excuse is worthless at best. The President knows this and said it in the end. “I did not follow up”, that shows the initial problem with his leadership style and organizational focus, as he has to follow up and he has to guide, he has to delegate and control. That is the reality and he says it himself. Like he admits his excuse, but still blames the local leaders, when he himself didn’t follow up on it.

Third Excuse:

The third mistake appears to be some of the NRM Leaders taking sides in the intra –NRM competitions. When, some weeks ago, I met the confused Catholic Priests, led by one Katsigaire, they were bitterly complaining about Major General Jim Muhwezi’s bias, or opposition to, Hon. Paula Turyahikayo and yet she was the Movement flag bearer. Apparently, Jim fought her in the primaries and, even after she won the primaries, the priests were alleging that the Jims promoted an Independent against her. When I met Leaders at Ntungamo, I criticized this. I had criticized this tendency in the past. When Hon. Janet K. Museveni developed interests in competing in Ruhaama, I first opposed the idea totally until the Local elders insisted” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – ‘Full Statement: Museveni Analyses Parliamentary By-elections’ 16.06.2018).

When Museveni says someone is confused politically, it is always, that they are not in accordance or within his camp. They are usually a problem or someone who is thinking freely outside the borderline crazy control freak of Museveni. That is why Katsigaire are getting called that and told-off like that. This is just standard by him and his excuses. That he defends his loyal cadre Muhwezi is natural and had to show loyalty to his wife Janet. Because both of them cannot do anything wrong. What the President wants is that he wants all of NRM to follow his favorable NRM Flag-Bearers and his candidates. So that the party continues on his line and his vision under him. No one else understands, if they oppose that. Then they are confused. That is why he is a borderline crazy control freak.

Fourth Excuse:

Finally, the problem of lack of thorough preparation. Rukungiri has got 16sub-counties, 75 parishes and 280 polling stations. Surely, the NRM leaders should have had their agents per polling station to, first of all, verify the voters on the register. Are they the true voters known in the area? Secondly, ensuring that, through cheap means, you keep in touch with the 30 leaders per village, who also keep in contact, by word of mouth, with the NRM members in the village. Thirdly, when it comes to the voting day, we should have our own hard cover book where everybody that comes to vote will be recorded, so that we guard against votes stuffing” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – ‘Full Statement: Museveni Analyses Parliamentary By-elections’ 16.06.2018).

This here is just insulting and insinuating that the opposition are stuffing ballots and rigging. As the NRM has to prepare to secure the vote. It is like he doesn’t know what his party does and the fantastic levels of rigging the NRM are doing. That is why Pre-Ticked Ballots and marked ballots are common place in the police stations and with the NRM leaders in the elections. Therefore, writing like this is to shelter his own, when he certainly knows what the NRM leaders does. He even sends the army to intimidate and harass the locals to vote in his favor. He uses the police to detain and take away the polling agents of other parties. Uses all sorts of methods to intimidate the opposition. That is why the preparation excuse is just insulting our intelligence. It is like he says his democratic, when he really uses all tricks to get his way.

This is the short commentary to the nonsense of the day. It isn’t the last time Museveni will come with excuses. That is something he could do all day, he will complain even back to the enclave and the British arriving in Uganda. He expect the Ugandans to be like Tippu Tip who left everything for Stanley to explore the DRC. The same Museveni expects of his people, that they leave everything behind and follows his lead. Peace.

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Mzee: Your new Security Guidelines are going stupid, not going better!

Trust me, under the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Nothing will be seen as foolish, nothing will seen as bonkers, every single possible way of securing the people will now appear. If that is registering all cars, lorries, tanks, motorcycles and bikes. Nothing will be left behind, even thongs will have special registry within the Ministry of Ethics and Integrity. We can just await that, all to stop the assassins from killing someone.

We can await that if the president is serious, there should be some CCTV put-up everywhere. They should be able to keep up with moving traffic, even help the metropolitan police to keep up with traffic violations. However, that will not happen. President Museveni has promised this in the past, but haven’t had the capacity.

The President did today say he would ban hoodies and such on motorcycle drivers, also get the drivers to have helmets, which is visible in the night and numbered. I don’t think the clue is in the hoodies, as much as it is in thongs. It is that someone will drive unregistered and unlicensed motorcycle, than carry guns to blast someone into oblivion. That happen to Kaweesi and Abiriga. The hoodie wasn’t the issue, it is that the police haven’t the proper registers for guns or for the gangs who carries illegal firearm. That is why the gangs and mafias get to continue their unlicensed business.

The issues isn’t to register, to uniform all the drivers of that and also get specialized headgear. Also ban hoodies and let the smile of the driver be seen in middle of the night. It is the NRM and the President who haven’t been responsible or accountable. They should have reacted before and considered what is lacking, instead of creating issues to a whole transporting industry.

This is the same that happen after Kaweesi, when the NRM relaunched the registration of Sim-Cards and harassment of civilians, they had to go through long routes, before the final registration of the Sim-Cards. The Telecommunications companies followed suit and the citizens too, until they got the replacement of the Sim-Cards. The whole situation created by state was hectic and chaotic.

President Museveni, wants every single person driving motorcycles to be visible and registered now, because the second time of killers driving that. Instead of getting his police and intelligence officers actually following the gangs and the possible criminals. That is unlikely at this point, they seem more preoccupied with monitoring Besigye, than catching killers and thieves. The Security Organizations and Presidents should be ashamed by themselves.

The new Security Guidelines for Motorcycles are really going stupid. It is going foolish, becoming nonsense. Nothing is left behind… the President will soon make sure your register ball-pens and the ink-pens, because you can kill someone with that too. Should he do that too? Because that is the next level? When he is already talking about GPS monitoring of Motorcycles and also uniforming the drivers. What else is left?

That is why this is overzealous and to another level. That is why I expect thongs and underwear to marked, secured and GPS on. So the Dictator can follow everyone around and what they do. Since everyone driving motorcycles is an issue and last year everyone with a cellphone. He continues with stupid countermeasures. Instead of actually letting his Security Organization fix the situation. Giving them way and looking into the crimes committed. Peace.

NRM’s Official Bitch Move: Impounding the bribed boda boda’s after losing Rukungiri By-Election!

In advance of the Rukungiri By-Election in April 2018, the National Resistance Movement and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was giving away a lot of free stuff to the constituents. That was in favor of securing their candidate in the by-election that was held on the 31st May 2018 and the final verdict came on the 1st June 2018. That the Forum for Democratic Change MP Candidate won. Now we are in the midst of June, the date is 11th June 2018 and the state have addressed their concerns now.

Now in the midst of all this. The NRM and Museveni has now impounded the Boda Boda’s they gave to the public. They offered a 1000 boda boda’s to the Rukungiri District. We are surely soon seeing the lorries and the wood-machines also being pounded by the state. Because they didn’t deserve this stuff, when the ruling regime lost the battle in Rukungiri.

We are now seeing how belittling and how foolish these bribes are, they are only acceptable when the NRM wins. They will not touch it and the NRM are now revenging their loss. They are taking back their gifts. Who takes away gifts anyways? How the NRM defend this?

I am not in favor of these gifts. Instead of delivering service delivery and securing funds for government projects. This is one-time gifts which is not sustainable or for the goodness of the community. However, when they are already given to the district and the public. It is disgusting to take it back. Would you take away the roses your giving to your wife? Would you dare to take the candy given to a small child?

That is why this is disgusting and horrific. If the state cared about theses citizens they would keep the gifts and not impound it. Are they clearing the accounts of the SACCO’s and NAADs too? What else are they up to since the NRM is revenging the voters of Rukungiri.

The NRM are acting like an ex-girlfriend wanting their gifts back. They gave nice gifts to the boyfriend, but now demanding them back, because he wasn’t good enough. That is the truth. The NRM is acting like whiny little bitch. Not like a responsible party, the gifts and the bribes is not sustainable. However, it is such a charade when your impounding the gifts given a month ago. How little do you respect the rights of voting for who your favoring?

This is sour and bitter, weak and such a bitch move. Peace.

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in South Sudan’s Unity region (06.06.2018)

The Mission continues to engage with local authorities and to urge the warring parties to stop the fighting and adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed by all parties just over five months ago.

JUBA, South Sudan, June 6, 2018 –  The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns an armed attack that directly targeted its peacekeepers in the country’s Unity region, on the morning of 4 June 2018.

A convoy consisting of peacekeepers and civilians came under fire when it stopped briefly to interact with a civilian in Rubkway, about 20 kilometers north of Leer town. The team was on a short patrol from the Mission’s Leer Temporary Operations Base to Thaker, in Mayendit County.

No one was injured in the incident, and so far, no damage to the vehicles has been identified.

UNMISS strongly condemns this attack against its personnel and calls on all parties to respect the freedom of movement of UN personnel carrying out their mandate, and to cooperate with the peacekeepers as they work to protect civilians; monitor human rights; create a conducive environment for delivery of humanitarian aid, and support efforts to restore peace.

The Leer area has been the scene of heightened insecurity in recent weeks, as humanitarian agencies working in the area continue to report that more people are still fleeing for their lives amid sharp escalation in fighting and attacks on civilians.

UNMISS has boosted its peacekeeping contingent into the area, flying in additional soldiers and airlifting in armoured personnel carriers to assist with patrolling in affected villages to better protect civilians.

The Mission continues to engage with local authorities and to urge the warring parties to stop the fighting and adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed by all parties just over five months ago.

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