Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has warned plans to destabilize Uganda will not bear fruit.
“Those who think they can use the military against the country are daydreaming!” said Kainerugaba in a Tweet on Tuesday.
He said President Museveni remains an inspirational figure for the men in uniform.
“There is no soldier in the UPDF who does not look up to Mzee Museveni as a father, many consider him a grandfather,” said Kainerugaba.
The comments come at a time the country is witnessing presidential nominations.
Kainerugaba did not point a finger at individuals planning to destabilize Uganda.
However, former security minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde yesterday said he was capable of “doing things” after president Museveni warned of tough action against perpetrators of violence.
“From today on, you will see the real fabric of ourselves. People threaten things, for me, I can do things. Just wait, we are moving forward, we are going to do a very good job,” Tumukunde spoke before setting off for presidential nominations taking place at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds.
Tumukunde, a former spy chief, further talked about the presence of ‘Plan B’ if efforts to remove President Museveni from power by ballot doesn’t materialize.
Shortly after being nominated, President Museveni said his government was prepared to take on political players including fellow presidential candidates who plan to cause chaos during the ongoing election season.
The President said he had heard that some candidates were organizing to disrupt the election process, which he said would not be tolerated.
“I am a candidate, but as you know I am also president, and as president I hear a lot of things. I have been hearing that some people want to go and do stupid things. But I want to assure them that no one will disrupt this process. Anyone who tries will regret because we don’t play. We fought to bring peace in this nation,” Museveni warned.
“No one is better than us at fighting. We hear that those stupid people are working with foreigners. No foreigner will cause chaos here. You will bring death to yourself for no reason.”
Independent sources say Uganda’s military forces have been put on high alert amid reports of negative forces in the region planning attacks in the country.