The country was thrown into disarray over the weekend when news emerged that the Deputy CDF Lt Gen Elwelu had put all the military troops on stand-by class which is the highest level of military readiness.
This prompted President Museveni to immediately meet with the top army chiefs in Uganda at 401 Brigade Headquarters in Irenga Ntungamo district eroute from the CHOGM summit in Rwanda.
The contents of the meeting are not yet clear but its said this meeting happened aftet rumors of divisions and anger within the army over first son amd commander of the Land Forces Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s continued portrayal of presidential ambitions.
Timothy Kalyegira a political analyst earlier revealed that the military is fed up of Muhoozi’s continued seemingly political aspirations yet he’s still a serving army officer. Its this reason that the Kiruhura birthday bash didn’t see Muhoozi in attendance as Museveni ordered him not to.
“Army fed up with MK’s birthday events and his openly voicing presidential ambitions, against army rules. M7, as a result, orders MK not to attend the Kiruhura birthday rally, but anger in the army remains high. A week later, the army is put on the highest level of alertness,” claimed researcher and political analyst Timothy Kalyegira in a June 25 tweet.
“I don’t know if we should worry, but what I can tell you who are reading this is that inside the army, the mood/morale is like what it was in the UNLA around early 1984. Not yet an all-out crisis, but certainly no longer the familiar, calm normal. You can quote me on that
In a tweet, Muhoozi also sounded out a warning to those trying to create a rift between him and his father. He said that these will suffer bitter repercussions as he requested the people of Uganda and Rwanda to support him.
“Those who try to come between my father and me will learn a very bitter lesson. Where were they when we were refugees? Tutawona wale Mungu anapenda!” tweeted Lt Gen Kainerugaba.
“In the coming battle, let the people of Uganda and Rwanda support me… like I have fought for them. Let us deal with the traitors once and for all!”
“Museveni did not divulge details of the meeting in Ntungamo. But the first son, who is also the Commander of UPDF Land Forces, and the president’s senior advisor on special operations, was in attendance — and so was Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi and his deputy Lt Gen Peter Elwelu.” Pearl Times wrote.