President Museveni has always pretended to be a democrat. This is among his many lies. He said he went to the bush to liberate us from dictatorship, only to turn the country into a dictatorship, the level of which Obote and Amin would envy. Museveni’s Deception: Is Uganda Still a Democratic Country after what Musician Bobi Wine, Kizza Besigye, and others have gone through? If Yes, then when did it become Democracy, and What is happening in Kampala today?34 Years of "Bananas" – What is Happening in Kampala, Uganda Today and Is Uganda Still a Democratic Country? Click To Tweet
What is Happening in Kampala, Uganda Today?
President Museveni said on Saturday that the poll could be the “most cheating-free” in the history of the country.
Ugandans are celebrating the resumption of internet services after a shutdown was imposed ahead of last week’s election.
However, social media platforms remain blocked and are only accessible using Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
President Yoweri Museveni, who won an unprecedented sixth term in office, had accused the platforms of being biased.
Bobi Wine, the presidential candidate for the opposition National Unity Platform, alleged the poll was marred by fraud.
The electoral commission declared Mr Museveni the winner with 59% of the vote, with his closest challenger Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, garnering 34%.
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His party is also on course to secure an overwhelming majority in the 500-member parliament.
He said he was fighting sectarianism, only to rule the country with a cabal of his own family and Bahima.
He said that Africa’s problem is leaders who overstay in power and promised that 2001 would be his last term.
He has since been asking us for “one more last term” in office twenty years beyond 2001, for a total of 35 years.
Kaguta Museveni ‘s Deception in Uganda
Imagine a democrat who openly declares that he won’t hand power over to his opponents (Gen Muntu, Dr Besigye, Hon Kyagulanyi) even if they defeat him at the ballot. Why is he campaigning if he won’t accept to lose?
As a result he is intimidating them. Just last week in Bunyoro he said of the supporters of Hon Kyagulanyi “ninya kubamaraho” (I will wipe them out).
Luwero Triangle Guerrilla War (1981-1986) that Propelled Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the Presidency
Why did Museveni Go to War?
What is the ICC waiting for; for him to put that threat to effect? We already know from last month’s massacres of unarmed protestors by combined units of Uganda Police, UPDF, Local Defence Unit (LDU), and members of his own Special Force Command (SFC) in civilian clothing that his are not idle threats.
Government claims over 50 Ugandan civilians died in its armed agents’ indiscriminate shooting while some independent slmedia sources put the dead to over 300.
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Imagine a Democrat who doesn’t care for the people. He has openly said he works only for his family, and any other beneficiaries are incidental.
He has personalized the ownership of the country and its resources, calling Uganda’s oil “my oil.” Just like he says “I can’t hand over ‘my’ Uganda to these useless people,” meaning his electoral opponents; a sentiment echoed by senior officers in what he also calls ‘my army’”.
In his head, the country Uganda no longer exists: it’s a personal property that is there to enrich him and his family and he can bequeath it to another relative of his choice whenever he will feel like it.
We were once duped about Museveni’s intentions. But we now know better. The only people left for him to deceive about being a democrat is the West.
Either he is playing them and they don’t know or they know but choose to allow the double standards: Museveni says he is a democrat and everything he does proves he is the worst dictator we have ever had and we have had many.
The West continues its usual mantra, claiming to support democracy in Uganda when everything they do proves they want this tyrant – who serves their interests on the continent even as he poses as a Pan-Africanist – to remain in power.