RARE SECONDMENT: DP Legal Mind Fred Mukasa Mbidde Comments on Extrovert Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba alleged Presidential Project, Stating the First Son is Free to Succeed Dad Sevo Whatsoever
By Stephen K. Muwambi 6th, June 2013
In a move that will leave tongues wagging, DP Legal Chief Fred Mukasa Mbidde has announced his support to suggestions of First son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba succeeding his dad, Gen, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as President.
“There is no law in Uganda prohibiting a child of the President from succeeding him or her, as the case may be," Mbidde, also Member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), argued this afternoon.
Instead of expending a lot of time, breath and ounces of energy debating the Muhoozi Presidential Project, or the lack of it, Mbidde argued, his colleagues in the opposition should scout for a formidable candidate to take on Muhoozi, if he is at all interested, in standing for the top seat in the country.
“We cannot choose a Presidential candidate for NRM. The party is free to choose whoever they want to be their Presidential torch bearer, so why the entire hullabaloo?” Mbidde quipped.
So long as Muhoozi resigns from the army, he is 35 years and is of the requisite academic qualifications, no one should deny him his Constitutional right to stand for President, Mbidde argued in an exclusive phone interview with us.
Muhoozi has not admitted or denied eyeing the Presidency. He has since the subject broke out, maintained his silence, choosing to speak through army spokesperson Col Paddy Ankunda, who simply said the First Son knew how to become President if he wished so.
So hot is the topic, it landed Gen David Sejusa aka Tinyefuuza into his current problems, when he issued a statement, claiming there was a plot to eliminate government and security high officials opposed to the so called ‘Muhoozi [Presidential] project.’
It also led to the much publicized closure of four media houses, The Monitor Newspaper, Red Pepper, Dembe FM and KFM, for alarmingly carrying beleaguered Sejusa latest missive stories.
That many in the opposition and academia have attacked the project, Mbidde, a known opposition figure, will surely get hot sticks for promoting the same. Mbidde would be suspected mixed responses to his new ideas.
“I don’t care what others think but in my view, we in the opposition should instead look for people, me inclusive, support, encourage and groom us into potential opponents to whoever NRM fronts,” he said before hanging up.