EXCLUSIVE: Gen Sejusa Sets Terms for Museveni

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Embattled NRM Secretary General, price Amama Mbabazi has denied claims by the NRM Deputy Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo that he ‘walked out’ of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting at State House on Saturday night.

Opondo yesterday night posted on Twitter: “NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi and wife Jacqueline have walked out of CEC after being defeated in a vote to appoint SG.”

Mbabazi's response to Opondo
Mbabazi’s response to Opondo

He added: “The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) has voted to recommend to NEC that Secretary General and Deputy be appointive.”

However, viagra Mbabazi took to the same social media platform on Sunday to punch holes in Opondo’s assertions.

“It’s not true that I walked out. I, like the rest, received the proposed amendment at the time we were required to discuss it,” said Mbabazi, who was recently sent on forced leave by CEC which is the second most powerful organ of the party after the Delegates’’ Conference.


“I asked the Chairman for permission to go and study the amendment and I was granted permission. I certainly did not ‘storm’ out,” said Mbabazi.

  • Ofwono Opondo @OfwonoOpondo  ·  12h 12 hours ago
  • NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi & wife Jacqueline have walked out of CEC after being defeated in a vote to appoint SG
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…..Ofwono’s tweet above

Interestingly, Mbabazi did not clarify on whether he left the meeting before or after the vote. Efforts by Twitter enthusiasts to seek clarification from him did not bear fruit.

Neither did he speak out on whether he supported the CEC’s resolution to have an appointed SG.

However, it is evident that Mbabazi was uncomfortable with CEC’s debate as it eventually sealed his fate as the party’s Secretary General.

It is hugely expected that the Delegates Conference will on Monday endorse CEC’s submission to give the party chairman more powers to appoint and dismiss the SG and Deputy SG thus paving the way for the sacking of Mbabazi.
In early 2013, this web Gen David Sejusa, shop the then powerful and dreaded Coordinator of Intelligence Organs, who also doubled as the army representative in Parliament, wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga that he intended to travel abroad on official business and that he would return soon.

At the time, Sejusa had started making calls to newspapers, denouncing the NRM government and warning against “arrogance” and “impunity” within the ruling system.

Sejusa is suspected to have leaked his own classified letter to ISO boss Ronnie Barya, calling for an investigation into reports that those opposed to the so-called ‘Muhoozi Project’ including himself, then Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Gen Aronda Nyakairima, were being targeted for assassination.

He later fled to United Kingdom.

Government responded firmly to the accusations by arresting Sejusa’s suspected military and civilian collaborators. His office was searched by police before being shut down.

Newspapers which published contents of the leaked letter were searched and temporarily closed.

It was reported then that Sejusa was in the final stages of overthrowing the government by penetrating the Special Forces Command to assess its strength and logistical capabilities.

Sejusa’s departure sent shockwaves in security. Museveni scrambled some of his finest investigators to make the “most comprehensive notes” on the fugitive General‘s next step.

Sources said CMI boss Brig Charles Bakahumura met some opposition figures whom he facilitated to track Sejusa to see if there is any collaboration with ADF leader Jamil Mukulu.

In London, Sejusa developed ties with Col John Ogole, the former commander of Obote’s mobile ‘Special Forces’ that gave NRA a bloody nose in Luweero.

Interestingly, Gen Sejusa was part of NRA which would later defeat Ogole at the battle of Kembogo, a decisive combat action that broke the spine of Obote’s battle-hardened force – leading to the eventual collapse of his government and the Okello Junta.

Early this year, Sejusa appeared to have created a nucleus of opposition forces in the Diaspora around which all anti-Museveni elements would coalesce to form a formidable force to challenge the president’s hold on power since 1986.

During his stay in London, Sejusa criticised Museveni’s government, labelling him a ‘dictator’ and also vowed to use ‘all necessary means’ to oust the latter.

The opposition was hugely excited by Sejusa’s fall from grace, with Col Kizza Besigye, who was the fugitive general’s best man at his first wedding, saying he would cooperate with him in his efforts to remove Museveni from power.

At one time, Sejusa vowed to return to Kampala “even if it means putting my life on the line” only to cancel his flight at the last minute. Police had deployed heavily along Entebbe road to facilitate his arrest.

It was not until 3:00am On December 14 when Sejusa arrived at Entebbe International Airport. The news of his arrival shocked and surprised Ugandans, with many speculating that Sejusa was in exile to spy on Museveni’s enemies.

However, family sources say Sejusa was sick.

Just a few weeks ago, one of Sejusa’s relatives travelled to London to meet him. The General was found in a bad health condition despite his militarist composure.

The family told Chimpreports that Sejusa has been struggling with asthma. His stay in the wintry conditions of London made his condition worse.

“Sejusa’s wife and niece were appalled by Sejusa’s worsening health. They feared he would die from London. So they contacted an old lady who is a close friend of Museveni and Gen Salim Saleh to allow his safe return in Uganda so that he can be cared for,” said a source.

Museveni is known for such magnanimity in regard to saving people’s lives. The State House spends billions of shillings every year to support ailing relatives and friends of president Museveni.

When opposition DP President Norbert Mao fell ill in Gulu, a chopper was quickly mobilised with the consent of president Museveni to airlift him to Kampala for treatment. It is said State House footed Mao’s medical bills at Nairobi Hospital, a claim the opposition politician denies.

So, when Museveni was informed about Sejusa’s condition, he directed security chiefs to plan for his return. He will be provided security and funds for his welfare.

In return, Sejusa is expected to cooperate with security to reveal all the negative plans being hatched by exiles and local opposition forces against Museveni.

Some hostile European countries which could have approached him to support his intentions to fight government will be revealed by the General. Sources say a huge reshuffle in security is also anticipated.

What next?

A military source said Museveni is likely to order the military court to prosecute Sejusa for desertion and spreading harmful propaganda to send a message to young officers that there is a price for indiscipline.

During the court hearing, meetings will be held between Sejusa’s family and Museveni to secure an apology and other commitments from him before he is let off the hook.

Ugandans speak out

Renegade UPDF officer, Col Samson Mande said Sejusa returned after “completing his mission.”

He added: “Tinyefuza is Mzee’s (Museveni) worker, he is not a threat. May be Mzee wants just some briefing and to welcome him from a mission accomplished.”

Morrison Rwakakamba, a presidential aide in charge of research and information, says Sejusa’s homecoming “serves as a critical lesson to those who quickly go with the whirlwind of Museveni’s supposedly enemies and critics.”

The aide further observed: “What if Sejusa was an intelligence operation? What if TVO is an operation? It is a moment to reflect on the bigger picture of reflective politics as opposed to politics of Museveni ‘Agende’, that surprisingly some of our dear elites are easily falling for.”

The leader of opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu said the General was always going to return home at some point in time.

“The questions we should be asking are under what circumstances has he returned? Has he once again abandoned the struggle for change? It is interesting that none of his handlers is giving us some official statement about his return!”  he added.

Anthony Masake posted on Facebook: “What a Sunday. ??Sejusa arrives in the middle of the night; media houses sniff the story hours later. Kayihura and his boys were no show at the Airport at the time of arrival minutes after 3am. Now, the man must be taking Bushera in Sembabule.”

Prince Nasser Sr: “Me thinks, government got so scared about planned protests for tomorrow and believe he is the only soldier that can squash such under his command. Why would he come back ‘today’ and not be ‘arrested’ and his return just seem to be a normal return?”

FDC spokesperson, John Kikonyogo said the return of Sejusa is “educative to easily excitable opposition individuals. For some of us it is normal. No surprises to me.”

Bright Anthony a political commentator says, “By the mere fact that he was received by ISO boss Barya at the airport, it says it all. I believe they had a fall out with Museveni but Museveni like he has done with all his comrades must have reached out to him to negotiate his return. Secondly, Museveni will use this gesture to demonstrate to us that after all he is not what we have always thought him to be.”

On whether Sejusa’s return will not leave Mbabazi isolated, Bright chipped in: “Well, I think Mbabazi has his concerns which are much older than Tinye’s 2013 issues. He too wants power but as usual and as already been seen, Museveni will try as much as possible to make peace with him.”
Gen Sejusa has said he will work with government of President Museveni if it meets specific conditions including implementation of the ideals that took the NRA fighters to the bush.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Chimpreports on Sunday at his country home in Sembabule, information pills Sejusa further said, cure “the welfare of our people can improve if government changes the conditions that took us to the bush.”

He added: “Leaders must remain true to the cause of our struggle not abrogate what we fought for. That’s what will take this country forward.”

Sejusa’s remarks are likely to surprise those who thought his return would see the General adjust in his critical tone.

The fugitive general who returned from exile in UK on Sunday morning further said he would have “came back long ago had it not been for threats and intimidating activities by government.”

Sejusa's family members in a meeting at his home i n Sembabule (Phot: Farouk Twesigye/ChimpReports)
Sejusa’s family members in a meeting at his home in Sembabule (Photo: Farouk Twesigye/ChimpReports)

He also cautioned that Ugandans should not look at him and other opposition leaders as the force that is needed to change the statusquo but that there is need for a critical mass force.

“It’s the disgruntled people on the ground that will force change in our country,” he added.

He would later pay respects and lay a wreath on the tomb of his late father Rwajojo.

Government is yet to issue a statement about Sejusa’s fate.

However, the spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said government facilitated Sejusa’s return by providing him an air travel ticket.

He also confirmed our earlier report that Sejusa was sick and “struggling with coldness,” thus compelling government to rescue him.

But officials say he faces court martial on charges of spreading harmful propaganda and desertion.

Sejusa praised God for “protecting me in exile”.

He said that leaders should always “say sorry” whenever they make mistakes, adding, “it is not a shame if a leader reforms.”

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