“Being a president is a challenging task which calls for advanced experience which the NUP leader does not have” – Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde in Bubulo East, Namisindwa district on the 15th December 2020.
From a man that has failed in several position in government. The high and mighty, the man who thinks his ego and his entitlement is sky-rocketing. It is like these NRA historicals and NRM stalwarts thinks only the ones going in the school of Museveni have the edge or ability to take over. Because they have sit around the round-table or taken out the sword of the stone. So, these folks have followed the personal cult of Mr. 1986.
It is like these NRA and NRM big-men thinks they have the secret codes to the treasure chest and can only open it up. Not like anyone else can ever succeed the President. Tumukunde is mocking Bobi wine, as he thinks you need a certain skill and entail on thing. Heck, if this is like that. Why haven’t anyone in the ranks of NRM succeeded Museveni?
Well, he doesn’t think anyone of you are good enough or popular enough. It is a reason why Bobi Wine is mentioned. They use his profession … and his past. Not like the same folks saying this hasn’t skeleton in the closet and proven failures. Like Tumukunde himself. It is a reason why he gotten sacked and axed by the President. However, he still dismiss someone else.
It is like these guys needs a special training. It is not supposed to be institutions, laws and a constitution that the President have to uphold. That he will have advisors and have people around making him better. Not like he will rule supreme alone. That is if he cares about governance and service delivery. As it shouldn’t be a one man circus, but a government governing. This is if the incoming President.
However, that is not something Tumukunde thinks off or considers himself. Because, everyone is on an island running the state. A President is supposed to be the “Fountain of Honour” and “His Excellency” without any safeguards or oversight over. This is what the NRM is used too and that is why the President at this point is untouchable.
Tumukunde is mocking the wrong man and showing ignorance. That is not new. That is why his bitching about the state crashing his rallies and blocking him from campaigning. The man who took a chopper and crashed Mbabazi at one point. This man is a token loyal NRM cadre. He will be that, because he hopes for a plum-job when this is over. That is why he says this. To prove to his master that his still one his guys.
Tumukunde is showing his loyalty. As he see no prospect of a Bobi Wine presidency. However, Tumukunde would have most likely said the same about anyone else. Initially stating that Museveni is the only man. Therefore, just showing his a pawn in the game of the Entebbe State House. Peace.
“I believe that we are starting a new chapter in this country. A new era is starting, many may not be able to recognize that but with the passage of time, it will become self-evident” – Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu on the Nomination Day (02.11.2020).
Today on the 2nd November 2020 both Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde and Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu was both nominated and starting their Presidential Campaign ahead of the polls in 2021. These two are the biggest candidates the President, which was nominated today. Tomorrow is the big-shots, the ones the President and his team fear. That being Patrick Oboi Amuriat and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
However, these to are still viable and has a voice of reason. Tumukunde is the Amama of these elections. He doesn’t have the organizational ability or funds at his disposal to amp up Facebook or Twitter. Tumukunde doesn’t have a pressure group, which bring deflectors his way. Neither, does he have the ability to gain big crowds. Henry will walk alone and have a hardcore meeting with politics. Nevertheless, this man will await an appointment after the polls anyway.
Muntu is finally out Besigye’s shadow and building his own team. The Major General have been building his Alliance of National Transformation (ANT) out of his team and loyalists within the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). He left FDC as he lost the title of Party President. Since, then he started the New Formation, which in turn was rebranded into ANT.
Now, Muntu is finally here and accredited. He is now on his own and where he wants to be. The moderate and the subtle man. The careful man and the thinking man. Muntu will gain supporters and have a standing, but he will never danger the authorities or the state itself. That is why they are letting him work the way he does. Because, his not spiking outrage or any outcries. Nobody fears Muntu and that is the brutal truth.
Muntu is more viable and important than Tumukunde will ever be. Tumukunde is the Amama of this election for a reason. The pawn of the NRM and the NRM Member suddenly moving against the throne. While his not willing to drop dossiers or work properly against the system.
Muntu is hard-working for his own party now. He got allies across the Republic. ANT has had the time to build a new party. It isn’t strong yet or having enough sway to swing the election either way. It can only damage the established opposition parties like DP and UPC. Even ensure the FDC loosing favourable seats in Parliament. However, that isn’t the supposed reason for ANT.
Muntu and Tumukunde is supposed to run to win an election. There can only be one winner and none of these will ever get there. They haven’t the spectacle or flair to even compete. These two aren’t the ones to change the dynamics. These can talk a lot of game, but they cannot get a strike or even score the winning goal. They can play defence, but these are not the ones attacking the problems heads-on.
Muntu is a commendable guy in some ways, but he has also shown his true face. As his ego was more important than the party. If his ideals was more important, than he wouldn’t have created the party. Alas, his just a pure politician that way.
Tumukunde better hope he can get appointed somewhere, but if not… he will visit the farm and get hugs with the President post-election. Muntu will be Party President and linger on in his own sphere. Be welcomed on NBS Television and on NTV Uganda, even UBC now and then. He will be viable for that, but he will not win this.
Sorry to break your hearts, but this game is rigged and these two isn’t cutting it. Peace.
The National Resistance Movement failure and at the same time legend, Henry Tumukunde have been arrested at least twice recently. While also, the outspoken critic and former journalist Joseph Kabuleta have gotten arrested too. This is just the steady progress of the NRM.
Like today reported that: “Gen Henry Tumukunde has been arrested and is being held at Njeru Police station. The Presidential hopeful that recently launched a political pressure group was allegedly picked from Royale Paradise Hotel on Kayunga Road, Njeru Division” (NTV Uganda, 18.08.2020).
Also, on the 14th August in Hoima, that Kabuleta was holding rallies and meeting the public. The police arrested the Presidential Candidate there.
This here is just typical of the state. They are now using the COVID-19 guidelines as means to arrest and silence the opposition. These two are arrested as they are gearing up their campaings. Both as individuals.
Tumukunde with his pressure group Renewed Uganda and Kabuleta with Reclaiming our Country and Kin (ROCK).
Both are running for the Presidency. Neither with much fanfare or big following. These men have names and is known. Because of what they both did in their past. Tumukunde is a fellow who has bounced in and out of government. Appointed and faltered. This time he tries the route of Mbabazi in hopes of recognition and jobs after the election.
Kabuleta is a outspoken pastor, former journalist who does whatever he feels. Needless to say his not as much of big deal, as he thinks himself. He will end up as a lucky loser and will have waisted all of the time.
Tumukunde will land someone government or NRM appointment after all this. After he bows his knees and pleads allegiance to the President. Kabuleta will not be able to that. He has only used his platform and ensured a spring-board away from his divine enterprise.
These two are just the run-of-the-mill Bwanika and Biraaro running for the Presidency. The lone soldiers trying to find enough lost souls to gather a brigade. These two will revolutionize or have the ability to gain much traction. These doesn’t even have alliances with others to help them to up their game.
It is wrong to arrest them and do so on spite. The only thing it does. Is giving these gentlemen some headlines. However, they are lost causes. We just don’t know by what margins or stretch before the polls starts… Peace.