Col Mande Meets Sejusa


medications geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Like Mande, Gen Sejusa, who lives in London, has on several occasions declared his intentions to cause regime change in Kampala.

“I and David Sejusa have talked; I have listened to his views about changing the situation in Uganda. I share those views with him,” Mande posted on his known Facebook page on Thursday morning.

“I don’t have any personal differences to reconcile with him (Sejusa) about. I didn’t like what he did in the past but I do know that he did it as part of his official duty given to him by the system and acting on orders from above,” said Mande, who is accused of forming the rebel People’s Redemption Army (PRA) in jungles of Ituri, DRC in the early 2000s.

To drive his point home without mincing words, Mande added: “If it becomes clear to me that he has completely jumped out of the system and defied orders from above (Gen. Yoweri Museveni) we will have no problem in forgiving him as an individual and welcoming him on-board in the struggle for democracy, freedom and good governance.”

“I only need an assurance that Gen, David Tinyefuza has this time irrevocably detached himself from Gen. Yoweri Museveni and the NRM system, is ready for the Truth , Justice and Reconciliation and for service to rescue the country from the destructive NRM regime. I have nothing personal against him.”

Col Mande is latest of former NRA bush war comrades to join Gen Sejusa’s plans of shaking Museveni’s presidency.

Just recently, opposition firebrand Col Kizza Besigye met in London for talks. Details of the meeting remain scanty.

Defence publicist, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda was not readily available for comment but has in the past warned that the army would not hesitate to crack down on elements that seek to “usurp power through unconstitutional means.”

Sejusa took off to exile in April this year after authoring a controversial letter seeking an investigation into reports that he, alongside other officials in the army and government, were targeted for assassination for opposing Brig Keinerugaba’s Muhoozi’s rise to presidency.

The army denied the existence of the so-called “Muhoozi project” before launching an investigation into Gen Sejusa’s remarks. UPDF says it considers Sejusa a deserter.

Parliament refused to accept his request for the extension of Sejusa’s leave for another three months, saying the army insists the fugitive General is not on an official assignment.

Col Mande lives in Sweden with some of his family members.


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