The National Unity Platform (NUP) president Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has come out to say that the sole reason most people fear to stand up against President Museveni is the fear of what he would do to them.
According to the former presidential candidate, the reason why many people who would be willing to eye the President’s seat is the unexplained deaths, imprisonment, blackmail, torture and all manner of persecution that those who have attempted to have been dealt with.
Kyagulanyi made the remarks in regards to an article that was published showing former speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga distancing herself from the presidency.
Reports had been circulating on social media about how the current Minister of East African affairs wants to contest against her boss in 2026.
However, according to a statement released by her office, she denied these claims saying they are meant to create disharmony amongst the public.
“For the last one week, there has been circulation on social media fictitious posters of Rt Hon Kadaga as a candidate for Presidential 2026. The same posters and allegations were posted on social media in May 2021, a matter that has been reported to the Uganda Communications Commission and the Security Agencies.”
“This is to clarify that the posters are fake and intended to cause disharmony in the country,” a statement from her Ministry read.
Kadaga is not the first ally of President Museveni to distance themselves from the country’s top seat this year.
Former Prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also a few months ago distanced himself from reports that suggested he had his eyes set on his boss’ seat.