VIDEO: Obama Teases Museveni on Injured Hand

Obama meeting with Museveni in United States on Sunday

NRM Deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong has blasted the leadership of the opposition coalition TDA as a “group of failures” who can’t remove President Museveni’s government from power.

”In TDA, stuff they failed to get a consensus among themselves but think taking over power is simple. If you can fail in a room where you were only 4, stomach can you lead a country of more than 35 million people?” Todwong asked while addressing a gathering in Mulago, Wandegeya, Kampala on Sunday evening.

”Mao has failed his Democratic Party; Besigye has thrice failed to beat Museveni. Otunnu is messing up his UPC whereas Amama Mbabazi failed while in NRM. They are like a disorganized family that can’t be trusted with anyone’s daughter for marriage.”

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TDA arrangement of fielding a joint candidate collapsed last week with FDC led by Dr Besigye rejecting the candidature of Hon Mbabazi.

Besigye said Mbabazi is yet to demonstrate commitment to fight for accountability and good governance.

Todwong said the future of Uganda is not in the hands of the opposition politicians who he said are old with nothing new to offer but the young blood who can steer the country to the right direction.

On a transition, the Deputy NRM Secretary General said that transfer of power cannot be from Museveni to the old opposition leaders like Mbabazi and Besigye but rather the youth.

Todwong says TDA is a bunch of failures

Todwong says TDA is a bunch of failures

”They have worked with President Museveni for the past many years and for the successes all share and the failures all are to blame. It was high time they left the party so that Museveni works with young people as the old people messed up everything,” Todwong said.

Chimp Corps say many thought Todwong was referring to Hon Mbabazi who is seeking presidency after abandoning the NRM.

”Through the young people, the President will create social discipline and transform the country but the youth should not be used by anyone to make them violent against each other.”

On the politics of alliances in Uganda, Todwong said similar coalitions in the 1960s were formed but were not able to capture power predicting that the same is going to happen to TDA in the forthcoming elections.
United States President Barack Obama has taken interest in the injured hand of his Ugandan counterpart, more about Yoweri Museveni.

As he prepared to address the United Nations Summit on Sunday, Obama met briefly with President Museveni.

He teased him: “Someone made you mad and you took a punch?”

Museveni responded: “Just an accident.”

This video was released by Presidential Press Secretary, Lindah Nabusayi on Sunday night.

On Sept. 24, President Museveni explained why he uses his left hand to greet following concerns from the public over his bandaged right hand.

“When I was going to Japan, while in a hurry, I strongly hit my right hand against the door of the car. The doctor applied some anti-inflammation gel when there was some swelling,” said Museveni.

“We did not concentrate on it because it did not hurt but remained slightly discomforting. When later an x-ray was done, it was discovered that there was a small spiral fracture on the metacarpal bone of the right last finger (akahara) which is being managed conservatively,” he added.

The President said, “It is not painful except when direct pressure is applied on it,” adding, “That is why I use the left hand to greet. Managing conservatively means using a bandage for two weeks.”


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