How Gen Museveni ordered army to contravene constitution

Ugandan President Gen Yoweri Museveni who ordered army to vote for removal of term limits breaking the  1995 Uganda constitution.
Ugandan President Gen Yoweri Museveni who ordered army to vote for removal of term limits breaking the 1995 Uganda constitution. He has no intention to step down, says Gen Sejusa. But can Ugandans do ‘a Compaore’ on him?

By Henry D Gombya

In the wake of the overthrow of Burkina Faso’s president Blaise Compaore for attempting to change the constitution so he could end term limits in the country, we publish today revelations  against Uganda’s longest serving head of state that are far more serious and damaging than what Compaore was attempting to do.

A highly decorated Ugandan army officer has revealed how senior officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) were rounded up in 2005 and ordered by Gen Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda and UPDF commander-in-chief and ordered that they would have no view on the removal of term limits that had been the cornerstone of the then new Uganda constitution of 1995. He also reveals that President Museveni neither has any intention of stepping down from power nor ever had such intentions from the very beginning of his capture of power in 1986. Furthermore, it is revealed that the country is now governed more or less on ‘personal rule based on patronage, corruption and open subversion of the constitution’.

These revelations are contained in an article written by Gen David Sejusa, the former coordinator of military intelligence, Member of the Uganda Parliament and senior presidential adviser when introducing a new website of his Free Uganda organisation. The article, a copy of which was emailed to The London Evening Post early Monday morning  by the organisation’s Press Secretary Dr Vincent Magombe, says army officers who were members of parliament, had been attending the Command and Staff College at Kimaka when an order from Gen Museveni was received for everyone to proceed to Kampala and support the removal of term limits.

“…the commandant at the time got an order at 6pm that day that we had to attend the next day without fail,” Gen Sejusa writes. “…we were not expected to have individual views on such an important issue. But this was primarily a political issue. How could we not have views?” he asks. As they were still mulling over the order, Gen Elly Tumwine, a former army commander and one of the original men who allegedly went to the bush with Museveni to launch a guerrilla war in the early 1980s, called the group around 10pm and told them he had also received the order. “As they say, the rest is history. Those are the circumstances under which Term Limits were removed,” he writes.

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How Gen Museveni ordered army to contravene constitution

  • November 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Please london evening post,in Uganda we dont and have never had a highly decorated ugndan army officer by the names of General David Sejusa!!!
    Such people either because of deceit or extreme cunningness, they decide to embark on a journey to..”.create a new self” or make the lay person or the ordinary man or woman on the street/village….not to recall……or remember where the “new person” ..has been in the past!!!
    David Tinyefunza or as always fondly referred to as David a man whose past going back for over 30 years not very happily reflected upon kindly by most Ugandans !!!
    So please london evening post you should next time when you happen to give us any story in future about this man….kindly juxtapose or put side by side…. David Sejusa’s previous name….”Tinyenfuza”..on his new acquired name “Sejusa”…so that it helps some ordinary folks in Uganda village to recall who the decorated army officer…the editor of this newspaper Henry Gombya is talking about…..Lest our people get lost in you translation please!!!


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