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A look into the how two-faced President Museveni is concerning the Age Limit!

It’s no fade that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has lingered in power. He has since his days of being Minister under the Milton Obote in the 1980s schemed his way into power and tried to found ways to stay. He has used all the tricks of the predecessors and the partial change of his constitution to stay in power. Museveni has slowly changed his own constitution to his benefit. Only once gone beyond him, that was to launching of Multi-Party Democracy, something he clearly doesn’t believe in or has the heart for. That is proven over all the years. Therefore the words used over the three decades by himself is revealing.

Therefore, I have to show a few quotes from the Old-Man with the Hat, who is the only man with the Vision in Uganda. Who cannot retire or step-down, that has been way since 2005. Since he pushed himself on the people with all kinds of schemes since he got in power. Waiting to have election, waiting to have multi-party democracy and multi-party elections. As well, as he abolished the Presidential-Term limit. Right before he had passed the official term limits himself in 2005. Therefore, it is now happening again, as he is trying to pass some sort of private bill in Parliament. To extend and linger on the throne. Look!

Museveni at United Nations General Asssembly on 24th October 1987:

We in uganda have just marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of our independence, and yet for most of those 25 years our people have suffered greatly at the hands of dictators and murderers. It was to put an end to fascism and all its ramifications that Ugandan patriots organized an armed struggle that brought down Amin in 1979, and Obate and his successors in 1986. In January 1986, the National Resistance Movement and its military wing, the National Resistance Army, pioneered originally by 27 young men, triumphantly removed from State power the agents of dictatorship and fascism. The change we ushered in was, as we have stated before, not a mere change of guards, but a fundamental change” (Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 24.10.1987)

Museveni in 2005:

Q: When you make it to 75, that is a long time, that’s almost your whole life!

A: I will not make it to 75 years. I am sure because I have got a lot of other things to do” (New Vision, 2005).

Museveni in 2012:

President Yoweri Museveni has said he will not contest for the presidency again when he clocks 75 years, the age limit in the Constitution of Uganda. Speaking on NTV’s ‘On the Spot’, Thursday edition, President Museveni said: “After clocking 75, I will not support the lifting of the age limit to allow me to contest for another term of office.” (Semakula & Masaba, 2012).

Museveni in 2016:

Kamara is seen in the video asking Museveni: “What’s your view on the age limit? Should the age limit be there anyway?” The president responds: “Well that one we had ignored. We had not discussed it. It can be discussed.” Museveni adds: “But I think after 75, the vigor; I think there is some scientific idea there. That may be the vigor is not as much after 75 years.” (Aine, 2016)

As we can see in 1980s he promised a fundamental change, that hasn’t occurred. If you took his speech from the United Nations General Assembly of 1987 with the assessment of the state of the Republic. Still, he would not give way to someone else.

So when he has promised in 2005 to not govern after he was over 75 year old. Also promised the same in 2012 and in 2016. Therefore, when the private motions are coming to the Parliament Secretariat these days. He is not condemning them for amending it, he is in utter silence. Because that is what he wants. Museveni wants to rule, but also wash his hands. Like he nothing to with it in public, but will be the benefactor of the change of the law.

Nevertheless, the problem is that President Museveni takes Uganda and the citizens for granted. That’s why he could continue this long. National Resistance Movement (NRM) has been created and serving the President. That is the vision President Museveni had and the reason why he went to the bush. At least what his legacy will be, not lies of the 1980s, the fundamental change he promised and never kept. That is why the police are more political, than catching criminals. Its the famines and the struggles of the common men. Compared to the elite. President Museveni knows this for his years and this is his creation, the cronyism.

So the Project abolish 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution has been a long plan for the Presidency and the NRM. President Museveni needs this, especially since his unofficial 7th Term, even if the NRM claims it to be the 5th Term. It took the time between 1996 and 2005 before he was elected. Therefore, he will use sort of tricks to keep himself in power. That is what he has done and will do again. He will and put up a facade.

Now it is up for grabs. The NRM and Museveni will play it out, they will use force and shake society into order. It will not make it right or just. It is just for one man, the law is not supposed to fit one man. It is supposed to be a law that are seen as righteous for all citizens. The Republic is supposed to have rule of law that fits them all and within justification for all. That is not what this sort of amendment that is just for him. He knows this and the people knows this. NRM knows this and they do it for future favors and envelopes. They do it since they are loyal cronies of the one who has appointed them. Therefore, NRM and Museveni don’t have to fear them, but has to pay them for doing the favor.

So the man who has promised more than once, that he will not rule after he turned 75 years. Lied and he will lie again. President Museveni are now using the private bills in favor and therefore guarding the parliament with guns and soldiers, since that is how he got to power and has no plans to leave. Peace.

Reference:

Aine, Kim – ‘Museveni: I Won’t Seek Re-election After 75 Years’ (24.08.2016) link: http://www.chimpreports.com/museveni-i-wont-seek-re-election-after-75-years/

New Vision Reporter – ‘HIV is easy to stop, President Museveni tells Sky News Tv’ (26.10.2005) link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1114381/hiv-easy-stop-president-museveni-tells-sky-news-tv

Semakula, John & Masaba, John – ‘Museveni to respect 75 age limit’ (12.05.2012) link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1301589/museveni-respect-75-age-limit

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AgeLimit: Two more Private Motions, one from Hon. Gaffa & one from Hon. Nambeshe (22.09.2017)

Arua demonstrators charged with ‘Insulting Violence’; What does that mean?

Ever since demonstrators has been arrested for ‘Insulting Violence’ in Arua on the 21st September and released on the 22nd September 2017. To be Insulting is define by the Oxford Dictionary as: “Disrespectful or scornfully abusive” (Oxford Living Dictionary – ‘Insulting’). So the person was disrespectful or abusive to violence. Violence is defined as: “Law The unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force” (Oxford Living Dictionary – ‘Violence’).

So I don’t know what the Uganda Police Force or the Police Officers in Arua was trying to say the two gentlemen who was released on bond where doing. If they we’re disrespectful to intimidation or they we’re scornfully abusive by physical force against someone. Both doesn’t make sense. There are no common sense in this charge.

That the suspects who are charged has to return to the Arua Police Station on the 28th September 2017 and answer to these charges should have fun with the dictionary, since it has no deep meaning. As if violent behavior can be abused, that intimidation can be disrespected. It is all made for a sham and mockery, since the law took them as they we’re most likely peacefully demonstrating against the lifting of the Age Limit in the 1995 Constitution.

Certainly, the whole thing is proving how the UPF and Police Officers are holding guard for the National Resistance Movement. They are not really serving the people, but serving the President. The loyalty from Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura is now proven. As his officers are even admitting their lacking understanding of words. They are actually misusing words.

Because who disrespect unlawful exercise of physical force… I know it seems like nonsense and it is. The proof is in the pudding, it is either caramel or chocolate. If you are lucky duck, you find some inches of flavor of vanilla. The reality is that the Police are using all tools of oppression into the levels of stupidity, because they have to show their quota to Kayihura. So he again can report to Museveni and he can get a pat on his back. If not, who else would charge a brother for ‘Insulting Violence’! Peace.

Age Limit: Two Police Bonds – One for Lord Mayor Lukwago for charged with ‘Unlawful Activity’ and from Arua it was charged with ‘Insulting Violence’ (21.09.2017 & 22.09.2017)

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine arrested for ‘inciting violence’ but was just coming home from United States!

Kayima: The Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, wants to address gatherings and come in a procession. The Police are having a conversation with him to defer that. We hope he will see our point of view and comply to avoid unnecessary & unplanned traffic management. Which can result in chaos and disorder plus crime from other characters than might exploit that loophole” (Uganda Police Force, 22.09.2017)

So the arrested him for driving, just like they have done to Dr. Kizza Besigye dozens of time. Some people can just arrive on Entebbe and get detained. Now the same is happening to him. The independent Member of Parliament, the man who just recently won a by-election against a sponsored NRM Candidate. He is clearly becoming a torn in the flesh of the NRM.

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, is well-spoken and articulate, he can be direct and doesn’t care of repercussions from the Police Force. Just like Besigye. It seems like Bobi Wine has learned and studied him. As he acts and maneuver the political landscape. Therefore, before he traveled to take part of an international conference in the United States, he released a dossier of a message to the Ugandan Citizens on the lifting of the Age Limit. As he could still spread his message, while being away. The same way the interviews and the spreading the word of Besigye. Seems like he has learned the ways of keeping interest and keeping his supporters at bay.

Therefore, as he arrived in Entebbe and crossing from the Airport, the Police Force was waiting his return. They we’re there for his so-called incite of violence through audio message. That is the excuse of the Police to arrest him and the later release him. Which is the reason for why he could later in the day be on NBS TV and have an interview.

As he is interviewed the Police says they want a Statement with him in Entebbe, while Bobi Wine, says he is not going to Entebbe Police Station, that is reported by the NTV Uganda.

What all of this proves is the danger of speaking against his lordship, the excellence, His Excellency and the Executive of the Republic President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Now Bobi Wine feels like Besigye, he might even be house-arrested if he continues to shoot from the hip. Even if he is totally right, since the NRM and Museveni doesn’t care. They just want to secure their future and stop the others.

If the NRM continues what they usually do, than he will be arrested at his home and later be charged with treason. Have a prolonged case and it will never be solved, fellow friends and independent minded souls will be put on trial and be called in question. All of this try to bend Bobi Wine in favor of the current paradigm. Peace.

Age Limit: Two Motions of Private Bills from Dr. Sam Lyomoki (22.09.2017)

Uganda Police Force Press Statement on their “Crack-Down” on Civil Society and Lord Mayor Lukwago (22.09.2017)

The Uganda Law Society Statement Regarding the Age Limit Debate (21.09.2017)

Uganda Media Centre: “Response to the US Ambassador Deborah Malac’s Concern Over Civil and Political Rights in Uganda (21.09.2017)

Opinion: It is time for DEFIANCE, now more than ever! #AgeLimit

It is time to bring back the slogan and the act of defying in the face of oppression. It is not the time to cease the acts against oppression. The time for actual defying of the draconian and Orwellian behavior of National Resistance Movement. The Uganda Police Force and Uganda People’s Defense Force are acting brutality and without justification to quell and silence all parts of society, in favor of thieving and brutal regime, who do not care about the safety of the citizens, but of the security of the NRM elite and the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is more important than anything else!

Oxford Dictionary says Defiance is: “Open resistance; bold disobedience: an act of defiance the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings” (Oxford Dictionaries – ‘Defiance’)” (…) “Origin: Middle English (denoting the renunciation of an allegiance or friendship): from Old French, from defier ‘defy’” (Oxford Dictionaries – ‘Defiance’).

Let’s be clear wearing red bandanna on the steps of Parliament is not bold disobedience, neither is singing the National Anthem during the plenary session. It is defying, but not bold. It is obvious and in the public space, but the ones really defying. Is the ones breaking the bans and laws, who we’re out in the streets. Demonstrating in Bushenyi, Arua and Lira. The ones demonstrating at Makerere and Mbarara University, where the Police where detaining and throwing tear-gas.

The defiance that matters and makes it expensive to up-keep is the ones that breaks the system. The ones actually defies and the system. Not the ones sponsoring it and legitimizing it. Like the Opposition MPs did and the Shadow Government did after the General Election of 2016. They gave way for the NRM and the President to continue as normal. None of them gave him reason to change or to give-in. Since he saw they became weak and could get bought by a title and allowances.

Defiance has to capture the spirit and give hope to organizations and movements who actually defies the system. The underground activity and the possible defiance could hurt the government. Instead, they have now postponed the debate, but that is only making the troubles come back to haunt them. Not stop them! It will return like any sequel, like any Hollywood remake of a franchise. It just keep on returning. The lifting of the Presidential Age Limit will not leave the scene. Neither will other laws made for securing the life Presidency of Museveni.

Therefore, more than ever it is important to defy the system. Stand up against it and not accept it. Stop buying from companies that are connected with the NRM elite, stop registering and being connected with NRM affiliated organizations and avoid all sort of legitimizing the current government. That meaning, being bold and brave. Actually, show your disregard to the current leadership. T-Shirt, Campaigns and Open dialogue in the public sphere, that will hurt the government. Make sure they will lose their arguments and ideals to upkeep the Presidency.

Besigye himself gave this advice in July 2017:

The following needs to be done to terminate the Junta’s control of our country:

1) Intensify the “awakening campaign”, for most Ugandans to become active in the processes of achieving a transition. Everyone has a role to play in achieving this.

2) Forming activist networks to make it possible to act together and to be coordinated.

3)Everyone seeking a democratic transition should take deliberate actions, individually or in concert with others to disempower and break down the Junta. Each one’s actions, however small, contribute significantly towards the desired change.

4) Public servants, including those in the security and military are called upon to join the struggle for democratic transition.

5) In coordination with other political and civil society formations, we’ll soon start various activities that will disempower and bring the, now fragile, Junta to an end” (Dr. Kizza Besigye, 11.07.2017).

The words Besigye are relevant for DEFIANCE. It is the making of shaking the system. Give the Oppressor a kick where it hurts, but with bold actions. Not dancing like hooligans on the outside of the Parliament. These acts would actually hurt the government. The public would really defy the government with this acts. It is time to activate and listen to Besigye. So that the NRM can be taken down, by peaceful means and a meaningful transition of power. Since it doesn’t belong to Museveni alone. But all citizens of Uganda.

It is time not accept official warnings and protocol. The Public Order Management Act (POMA) should cease to matter, the notification of demonstrations and processions should not happen from the defiant organizers. The defiant organizers should focus on the cause, not respect the laws that are there to uphold the government. They should step up their activity and not fear the government. But disrespect it and make it on edge. It should start to shake and wonder what is the next move. Not be able to anticipate or expect the next move. The POMA makes it easy for the Police Force to block and throw tear-gas. The informing of the planned defying acts should stop. The CSOs and the Opposition Parties should start with actions that are in the shadow and out of reach of the government. Go into the “black” and sudden appear as unknown force of loyal subjects to the cause.

If the ones in the deep darkness of oppression actually acted in defiance, defied the law and the state, as it has turned to be oppressing instead being their to serve. Therefore, the citizens has the right and is justified to defy the laws, who are there for the emperor and his court; it is not there for serving the people. It’s time to listen Besigye as the brutality and the crack-down shows the true heart of the government. Peace.

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