Sejusa Steps Up Campaign Against Museveni


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The report underscores Sejusa’s determination to continue using foreign media houses to attack President Yoweri Museveni and his government.

In recent weeks, Sejusa has ratcheted up harsh rhetoric against the Kampala government, accusing President Museveni of planning to stage a sham ambush to kill him and sending spies to monitor his movements in London.

Army spokesperson Col Paddy Ankunda insists government does not believe in harassment and execution of opponents.

He also describes Sejusa’s statements as “wild imaginations without an iota of truth.”

Sejusa, who fled to London after claiming that army officers including himself and government officials opposed to Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s rise to presidency were targeted for assassination, recently said Museveni was perpetrating a “political monarchy” which would soon turn into a “life presidency.”

Voice of America said in a brief statement: “Controversy is brewing in Uganda over an army general who has demanded an investigation into an alleged assassination plot linked to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s purported succession plan.”

It adds: “Ugandan General David Sejusa, reportedly living in exile, after he said his life was threatened, is calling for a probe of President Museveni’s reputed plan to hand over power to his son, Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba. Critics of Museveni say the sudden rise of Muhoozi, the first son of the president, to the position of the Special Forces Group commander in the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces was part of Museveni’s succession plan. But a Special Forces spokesman recently denied the existence of such a plan.

Is the controversial plan a major challenge to democratic rule in the East African nation?”

Observers say Sejusa’s appearance on a popular TV show is likely to ruffle feathers in Kampala as government continues to bear the brunt of the fugitive General’s verbal missiles.

And well known for hosting eminent personalities including former UK premier Tony Blair, Shaka Ssali is thought to be a sympathizer of the Ugandan opposition.

But his supporters say Shaka speaks his mind without fear or favour.


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