Gen David Sejusa MP, has called for the ‘sending away’ of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni from the High Command of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for having “abused it, killed its officers and men and stealing all its money which he has used to rig elections”. In a statement he handed to The London Evening Post a short while ago, Gen Sejusa who is still a member of the UPDF High Command, talks for the first time about what he intends to do since he left Uganda nearly three months ago. Because of the importance of what he has said to the people of Uganda, we are taking the unusual step of reproducing his comment verbatim on our front page and not on the Comments page. We hope all will understand why we had to do this. Here is Gen Sejusa’s statement:
The question of who is in UPDF and its High Command and other matters of state etc., must be guided by the constitution of Uganda and other laws that govern the country. Some of us took a decision not to subject ourselves to the whims of corrupt and decadent individuals, no matter what offices they may hold. That is the difference between us and them.
We demand supremacy of the law and oppose personal rule, of whatever shade. UPDF is not Museveni’s army. It’s our army, a people’s army which they built through blood. Our objective is to reclaim it, take it away from the claws of that decadent kleptocracy. It is us who must send away Mr Museveni from the high command. He has abused that army, killed its officers and men and stole all its money to use in campaigns so as to rig elections. That’s why we have no barracks 30 years after the struggle and our soldiers live in huts. That’s how he has destroyed its structures so that he abuses it by appointing incompetent people whose most outstanding qualification is being his relatives.