Uganda about ripe for a long overdue ‘revolution’
While Ugandans may appear timid and docile, their response in the concluded election is telling. The unromantic Museveni has impregnated Uganda, and the signs say he will not midwife the delivery when the time comes and gifts, and parents raised up children to hand over notes to the FDC flag bearer. Peasants gave their farm produce; they were telling Museveni that they are happy Uganda has conceived.
The high-handedness of the police and military against the opposition can be classified as the creepy morning sickness that comes in the early stages of pregnancy. Ugandans may appear timid and docile as the government tries to humiliate Kiza Besigye all over Kampala, but a pregnancy takes nine months to mature. I can bet Mt Elgon that Museveni will not midwife this delivery when the delivery date comes.
It is good Museveni realised this from the concluded elections, so he thought a miscarriage of justice will extend to a miscarriage of the Ugandan pregnancy. The police kept Besigye under house arrest until a fourteen-day window to file an election petition elapsed. The Go Forward candidate Amama Mbabazi whose candidature was a non-starter managed to file a petition that won’t attract much attention. The government thinks a protracted court battle with FDC might expose their underhand deals and increase discontent among Ugandans.
The problem with Uganda
Once upon a time, the National Resistance Army marched to Kampala with a contingent of poorly dressed but armed to the heart rebel force. There was little resistance as the government forces had split up within Kampala, which made the NRA’S work easier. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, then a 42-year-old former intelligence officer with a moustache, led the NRA and its political arm, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to victory.
The NRM High Command, which was headed by Museveni as The Chief of High
Ugandan candidate on the campaign trail.