Outspoken veteran army officer Brig Kasirye Gwanga has said Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni is planning to hand over power to his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Gwanga told Buganda Kingdom’s BBS TV that Museveni would bring his son to succeed him.
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“He [Museveni] will bring his son to succeed him. Do you expect him to bring you instead of his son? All you can do is: get someone to stand against him in elections,” Gwanga claimed.
Such claims were first fronted by ex-spy chief David Sejusa in 2013. The claims of the Muhoozi project led to the closure of some media houses as security combed them in search of Sejusa’s letter.
Both Muhoozi and Museveni have denied the Muhoozi project claims, previously.
AGE LIMIT REMOVAL
Gwanga said it would be easy for Museveni to amend the constitution to remove article 102b to allow him stand for reelection beyond the age of 75.
To the veteran soldier, there is nothing new about constitutional amendments and the age limit clause will suffer the same fate as the term limit did in 2005.
“I have seen that constitution being changed all the time. That clause [on presidential age limit] will be removed,” he predicted. “They changed it in 2005 and removed term limits. What’s new? It’s not new.”
He also said Museveni won’t be kicked out of power by an age limit.
“If you think you will chase away Museveni basing on years, I pity you.”