Meanwhile, a section of the National Resistance Movement party cadres has said Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba is not the brainchild of the proposed law to have Parliament and local governments elect the country’s leader.
The group, calling itself Transformer Cadres’ Association Uganda, is a group of NRM parliamentary candidates that lost in the 2020 party primaries led by Felix Adupa Ongwech, the former Kioga County parliamentary contestant in Amolatar district.
Mr. Ongwech, who stood as an independent after losing the NRM primaries, told journalists at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala yesterday said that Ugandans ought to know and understand is that Gen. Muhoozi is the commander of land forces in active service though he has then right to contest if he retired like any other Uganda.
The group was responding to earlier claims by opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, linking the proposal to the First Son.
While commenting on the proposed law to change the presidential elections from the current universal adult suffrage to a hybrid parliamentary system, the National Unity Platform party president, Robert Kyagulanyi argued that President Museveni having been ’roundly defeated’ in the last election, now wants to take away the right of the people of Uganda to elect their President but impose his son on Ugandans. END