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PHOTOS: Basalirwa Overthrown as Jeema President

JEEMA spokesperson Swaibu Kaggwa being forced out of office (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

A group of Muslims in Wakiso have blessed the controversial army General and chairman Free Uganda, clinic http://ca-uqam.info/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php David Sejusa, http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-platform-jetpack.php saying he should continue his fight for “justice and good governance.”

Sejusa, http://colbleu.fr/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php who recently returned from exile in London, has since sought retirement from the arm apparently to allow him contest for presidency.

Recent talks with president Museveni at State House Entebbe saw Sejusa take a low profile after two years of attacking the head of state in the media.

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Free Uganda described Sejusa as “a man of the People,” adding, “His passion is to engage with all sections of Ugandan society, and in the process listen to what they have to say about the state of affairs in Uganda today, and what needs to be done to bring about the desired change.”

Sejusa fled the country after making eyebrow-raising allegations that those opposed to the ‘Muhoozi Project’ are being targeted for assassination, a charge government dismissed as “groundless” and alarmist.”

Free Uganda said “many Ugandan citizens are coming to wish the FU Chairman, and Free Uganda, as an organisation well, as we embark on the journey for changing our Motherland Uganda into a better place for all its citizens to live in.”

Last week, Sejusa had a Duwa prayer session with a group of Muslim Sheiks in Wakiso district.

The clerics prayed for the General and “encouraged him to continue with the struggle for good governance in the country.”

They assured him that God will always protect those who fight for truth and justice.

The Muslim Sheikhs also reminded the Free Uganda Chairman that there is “no gain without pain.”

It remains unclear if General Sejusa will be charged with desertion and treason as the army had earlier vowed.
The youth wing of Justice Forum, viagra http://clintonhouse.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php commonly known as Jeema, erectile http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/dam/modfunc_file_list/class.tx_dam_file_list.php has stormed the political party’s headquarters in Kampala announced the toppling of their leader Asuman Basalirwa, Chimp Corps report.

Basalirwa is accused of running down the party structures and dictatorship.

Ssentongo Kyamundu who led the youth i today’s ‘coup’, said they took the decision after “Basalirwa and other party leaders, Mohammed Kibirige, Hussein Kyanjo and Omar Kalike Nyango failed to steer the party to the country’s leadership.”

However, the party officials Mudhaka and Swaibu Kagga Nsereko who were kicked out of their offices on Monday said “an invisible hand of the NRM is trying to destabilise the party.”

“Multi-partyism is being diluted. We can’t rule out the invisible hand of NRM. The youth league can’t behave like this. Our leadership has led to the formation of vibrant youth and women leagues as one of the biggest achievements,” argued Nsereko.

A Jeema official being wrestled out of the party headquarters in Mengo on Monday morning

A Jeema official being wrestled out of the party headquarters in Mengo on Monday morning

Kyamundu denied the charge, saying, “Our party is just supporting representatives of other political organisations for elective positions instead of fronting our own. We are just passive. This is unacceptable.”

He said, “the party that started work in 1996 has only grown weaker due to this lazy leadership. This is a painful but inevitable revolution for the restoration of the party’s principles and aspirations.”

At the party’s base in Mengo, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth violently threw out party leaders from their offices and officially took it over.

A few years ago, youth ousted UPC leader Olara Otunnu only to be restored in office by heavily-armed police.

The latest development underscores the growing divisions in Uganda’s opposition political parties ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Jeema emerged in 1996 to front Mohammed Kibirige as its presidential candidate. He also contested in 2001, losing to the incumbent President Museveni.

Kibirige led the party until 2010 when he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa, 33, the youngest party president in Uganda’s history.

The fight at Jeema offices saw officials dragged out of their offices

The fight at Jeema offices saw officials dragged out of their offices

There have been reports of ties between the radical Islamist rebel movement, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Jeema, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Kyamundu said he would soon call a delegates’ conference to determine the party’s future especially preparations for the 2016 elections.

Kyamundu declared Jeema headquarters as a “no-go area for Basalirwa, Kyanjo, Kibirige and Nyango,” adding, “we of the Jeema revolutionary council have taken over leadership of the party. The leaders had little time for the party as they spent most of their time elsewhere which stagnated party operations.”

The youth accused party leaders of failure to take over the country's leadership

The youth accused party leaders of failure to take over the country’s leadership

Jeema leaders make telephone calls for support after being removed from office forcefully

Jeema leaders make telephone calls for support after being removed from office forcefully

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