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Mbabazi Breaks Silence On Gen Sejusa Saga


pharmacy http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/settings.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>“Gen Sejusa knows the forums which we have created to address critical issues, this web ” said Mbabazi during a meeting with journalists and social media enthusiasts at his office along Aki Bua road in Nakasero, site Kampala.

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“And there are ‘other’ forums,” Mbabazi emphasized, probably referring to informal meetings with the President.

Asked whether he was bothered by the contents of Gen Sejusa’s letter in which the Premier was named as a potential target of assassination for being perceived as opposed to Big Kainerugaba Muhoozi’s rise to presidency, Mbabazi responded: “I am not scared. Do you know what we have gone through?”

He added: “The State takes precautions to ensure safety of public leaders. I am one of those beneficiaries.”

Sejusa remains in exile after penning a controversial letter requesting an investigation into reports that army officers, including himself and government officials opposed to the idea of Muhoozi rising to Presidency are targeted for elimination.

The army vehemently denies the charge, saying such a plan has never existed.

UPDF accuses Sejusa of spreading harmful propaganda and making divisive remarks instead of addressing his issues in the proper forum.

But Sejusa continues to write controversial letters that have unsettled government and led to the temporary closure of some media houses.

He recently appeared on BCC where he accused President Museveni of creating a “political monarchy” in Uganda.

Mbabazi rubbished Sejusa’s assertions, saying they did not carry an iota of truth.

“Do you believe in Sejusa’s statements about the political monarchy? There is change everywhere – in Cabinet and even Parliament. Majority of MPs are new and young,” said Mbabazi.

Asked when the top leadership would call it quits, Mbabazi joked: “Do you think I will be seated here 50 years from now? Time will come for that change. Even death can cause change.”

It remains unclear if Sejusa will return soon. He reportedly sought asylum in Britain.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo recently said Ugandans should not get excited because “Gen. Sejusa will fizzle out very soon as he won’t return to BBC in the near future.”

He said Sejusa has ‘killed’ himself by going to the BBC, “he will take long to return.”

“The reason Sejusa went to BBC was to announce his hostility to create safe ground to be offered asylum. He is a safe man; he is a free man until he does otherwise. Therefore if he is not a coward, that he is, I think he should return,” said Opondo.


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