NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has come out to maintain that Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba will neve rule Uganda even if he was a Ugandan.
This is after news emerged that a proposal is being brought up for a referendum which will see popular vote (public voting) for the president scrapped and left in the hands of MPs.
This was interpreted as a move by President Museveni to install his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba as the next president since he can’t ‘win an election.’
Ssenyonyi cited the example of the age removal clause which started as a joke and finally got removed.
The NUP spokesperson further said that Uganda has one of the best constitutions but executing it has proved to be the problem.
“When you try to make comparisons, our Constitution is the best, on paper, how I wish we would implement. Except we keep tearing it.
The Transformers (pushing for the removal of adult suffrage) are contradicting themselves. First of all, they lost elections. They said some of the people in Parliament don’t deserve to be there. They are now saying they should elect the President.”
“The age limit removal started as a joke like this. These people have a force behind them.
We are saying Museveni is tampering with the Constitution because he is aging. He can’t run around. Perhaps he also wants to bring his son, who has no clue about leadership. Even if he is Congolese, he won’t rule,” Ssenyonyi said.
Kiira Municipality MP Hon Ssemujju wondered how the NRM wants to front an 82 year old Museveni in the 2026 general elections.
He added that the party and its supporters will need a wheelchair to push him in the campaigns.
Ofwono Opondo on the other hand advised NUP to go and campaign to get more MPs in Parliament then harness the Opposition which they have proved to fail.
He added that this proposal of tampering with the Constitution again is still a rumor and hasn’t been presented to the NRM caucus.
The government spokesperson however said they will be glad to discuss it once presented.