Renegade Army general David Tinyefuza aka Sejusa has branded president Museveni as “a heartless power-hungry dictator, who will do anything to hang to power.”
Sejusa’s remarks are contained in a press statement released yesterday in protest of detaining former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who was on his way to Mbale to commence country wide consultative meetings and three times presidential contestant Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye who was arrested on his way to start campaigning for FDC flag bearer slot.
“Museveni, by his own indefensible actions of arresting the country’s senior citizens, Dr. Kizza Besigye and Mr. Amama Mbabazi, and unleashing and ordering his brutal repressive machine to terrorize an entire nation, has proved beyond doubt that Mr. Museveni is not a democrat, but rather a heartless power-hungry dictator, who will do anything to hang to power, including the application of the most ruthless and authoritarian methods and approaches as we are witnessing today in Uganda,” Sejusa said in the statement.
He further said that Museveni’s lack democracy credentials is manifested in any intolerant form of democratic competition within the ruling NRM party and determination to quash any signs of political opposition within the Uganda in general.
The Critical Message
In what he called “The Critical Message to the People of Uganda,” Sejusa noted that Ugandans should recognize that Museveni’s regime is at its weakest and can be defeated by a united and well-organised citizenry.
“All efforts from across the country, and from all sections of society, irrespective of their political, tribal, cultural, gender identities, must now be focused on dismantling this criminal and ruthless regime, and not wasted in preparing for Museveni elections.”
He also pinned Museveni for transforming Uganda Police and other institutions into biased, personalized tools of state repression.
“A good example is how an internal NRM party quarrel between Mr. Museveni and Mr. Amama Mbabazi has attracted the unwarranted attention of a whole national police service, who under the command of Museveni’s right hand men like Kale Kayihura, are now working for an individual, Mr. Museveni and in a nakedly partisan manner,” Sejusa said.