My letter to the Bushwhacked Otafiire after he says people disagreeing on the Age Limit can start a new bush-war!
17th October 2017, Oslo
Your honorable Minister of Justice, Major General Kahinda Otafiire!
“I hear some People saying that if the constitution is tampered with, they will go to the bush, those who wish to go to the bush should go but they will never come out from the bush,” Otafiire said. “It is a must. We will amend the constitution.” (Ayebazibwe, 2017).
I don’t know about you Major General Kahinda Otafiire, the Minster of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in the term of 2016-2021. But have you lost your mind? Are you drunk on Royal Vodka? Did your mind stumble on a bit of strong Whiskey?
I have to ask you this, it is insane but are you asking for civil war? Are you asking for insurgency? Do you want militias created to fight the Life Presidency of Museveni? Do you want Uganda to go back to the 1980s and settle the score with AK47 and grenades?
Maj. Gen. Otafiiire are you out of your mind? What part of the whole democratic model and multi-party democracy is to go to the bushes when you disagree?
I am shocked that you sort to this, that you are telling a new generation to exploit the roads to succession by the guns, not by peaceful transition. The lifting of age limit is something most of Ugandan people are against and its proven by the hostile meetings the Members of Parliament have met in different constituencies.
Major General Otafiire is one life and one President more worth than all the 41 millions of citizens. Is the constitution of the Republic so little of worth, that it can be changed to fit one man? So, if someone stands in your way, they have to grab guns and build armed rebellion to defeat the old man. The Republic that was liberated by your rebellion and supposed new start out of dictatorship. Has festered another one and that has lingered. So long that you deem it fit to only be brought down by the same venom that you did in the 1980s.
I don’t know what went through your mind, but will let so many more suffer just for the President? Is it worth to have so many more dying because of his stubborn will and need for power. Are you saying that he is more worth than any other leader or any other law? So that it fits him?
If we don’t feel like it, than we should support armed rebellion and start a militia to bring down the National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M), the way it ended the reign of the previous administrations and leaders. All of this brought the to long lasting regime of Museveni. Who has since then stopped anyone else with ambition to take his position and throne.
This sort of amendment and change of law shouldn’t start a civil war. Bullets and guerrilla warfare shouldn’t be the end of the reign of Museveni. He should step down because of advanced age. He shouldn’t force himself anymore as his age and his time in office has already been spent. No need to prolong it. The need for change and give the President the ability to be it for life.
This is not the promises of the NRA, the Musevenism, but his ideology and his political stances has differed over years. Now the only thing that matters is the President.
That is proven when the liberation and rebels are saying, the only way to get rid of us is using guns and going to civil war against us. There is no legal argument, there is no justice, only blind loyalty to the old man. This is insane and shows your lack of heart and political will Mr. Otafiire. Since the only way out is guerrilla warfare. So you will send the grandson of the rebellion and the army of the government to fight the righteous and impoverished youth to fight the NRA/M and UPDF out of control.
Instead of being the ones ushering hope and freedom, giving way to poverty and making sure the citizens are educated and ready for the future. The NRM are preparing for life presidency, Museveni and nothing else.
Maj. Gen. Otafiire, along the way, you lost what you fought for or you became a sycophant who is only loyal to Museveni and has not ethical backbone to speak off. At least not worth mentioning.
I can preach of civil disobedience and defiance, defy the system and create public display of peaceful demonstrations and boycott. That I can support and believe if it is done strongly enough and long enough it can bring down the most power institutions and longest serving Presidents. That was done through persistence pressure and blockade of government functions until the system malfunctions and the security forces has to give-up natural support of their leader. That is just the other way of bringing down a regime, other than through a credible, free and fair election. This is what the Republic and Youth should do in defiance of the NRM.
But the NRM wants militias that they can terminate with the support and the equipment given by the United States, to beat and assassinate the people who are standing against the President and his Movement. It is crazy of you… to wish this fate on your youth, as the only way out of the life presidency!
You need to stop drinking, your get of the Krest Lemon diet or whatever your putting feeding the skull of yours. You are bushwhacked and it is now proven. We see now why you lost both the NRM Primary and in the General Election and only got into parliament, by old scores of brownie points with President. So it is not like you have anyone else who loves or will care for you, not even the constituents where you reside and comes from. That must hurt. Peace.
Best Regards your bushwhacked Minister!
The Writer of Minbane
Ayebazibwe, Marion – ‘Otafiire: Go To The Bush If You Want But We Shall Remove Age Limit’ (17.10.2017) link: http://thetowerpost.com/2017/10/17/otafiire-go-to-the-bush-if-you-want-but-we-shall-remove-age-limit/