Sejusa calls for removal of Museveni from UPDF High Command

Gen David Sejusa MP and member of the UPDF High Command wants Museveni sent away from UPDF for 'killings its men and women...'
Gen David Sejusa MP, and member of the UPDF High Command wants Museveni ‘sent away’ from UPDF

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.

22 thoughts on “Sejusa calls for removal of Museveni from UPDF High Command

  • September 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm
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    Mine is simply an enquiring question
    Please London Evening Post,why dont u give any media coverage about Uganda
    to The Rescue and Dr Duncan Kafeero,much as u do to Tinyefuza..almost on a weekly basis?….Please try to be balanced in ur coverage
    Thanks
    And God Bless!!!

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    • September 15, 2013 at 12:03 am
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      We actually write a lot about other issues on Uganda and other countries in Africa. Gen Sejusa has dominated our coverage recently because of the importance of his comments to the future of your country. Take time and look at our past coverage that is free to look at anytime. You will find we have covered many issues in Uganda.

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  • September 15, 2013 at 5:48 am
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    Sejusa should stop confusing us Ugandans, he has served with president Museveni for the last 33 years since the bush war, i want to assure you pipo of the London Evening post that nothing good or bad has Muveven commited to our country without a hand of Sejusa, therefore let him give us a break.

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    • September 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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      Hey, you seem to be one of the guys whose hands is in Museveni’s cookie pot. And you seem to know nothing about the operations of the army. Ever seen an instruction from the president “kindly requesting” an army officer to do something? Sejusa has at all times been ordered and if he acts any less than expected, he can be branded rebellious and even court martialled. There is nothing good Museveni has done. You may wish to say that he has constructed road but he’s just repaired them using donor funds. And even then, where we are supposed to have dual carriage roads, have you seen any? And we Ugandans have to pay backthat money. When generals say the system is rotten, they know much better than you do. All institutions are gone to the dogs. The man thinks Ug is a kind of kraal…..personal property? He forgets that we made him president! I have followed Sejusa and I know him and Besigye to be clean men. What seems to matter to you is how Sejusa acts on being ordered. That is what any soldier would do to impress the boss or else illegitimate cases may be raised against you. By the way, where are the Kazinis, the Mayombwes etc of this country? We have lost so many people and even availed evidence of killers to the lousy police but no action is taken. Can we say these are less deserving citizens that lose their lives. Uganda is in a very sorry state and needs to be overhauled right from the grassroots. We are tired of people feeding from the president’s hand and then coming here to post against the truth.

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  • September 15, 2013 at 6:11 am
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    Can that Gen. Sejusa convince Ugandans that he did not have a hand in the killings of the recent Bugerere saga when our king Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was barred from going there to meet his people.

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    • September 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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      No one is interested in your Bugerere sxxt. Saul became Paul when he met Christ. And no need to go back to the monarchists like you.

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    • September 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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      The Evening post should realise that the guys posting against Sejusa are mostly planted by government to do so and they will not succeed in their attempt to have this country go to the dogs for ever, NO!

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      • September 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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        The LEP welcomes ‘planted comments’ from whatever source. It’s a free world. Their intentions cannot alter the facts on the ground.

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      • September 17, 2013 at 8:02 am
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        Summy you should remember that as much as you support Sejusa blindly or not there are people who sees things differently and you should respect their views

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    • September 16, 2013 at 5:20 am
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      boss… beera mu class. Sejusa was a protagonist then but has seen the light. Even Tsevo worked under Obote… when he realised #TIHS he went to the bush… with the Sejusas.. [long story we can discuss on another day.] I think we all have turning points in life… not so?

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  • September 15, 2013 at 8:45 am
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    No matter what Sejusa says…he is still a criminal. We have known what he is currently “telling us” for over 20 years and he has been apart of it. He still needs to answers for the very brutal killings of Acholis during the Kony war. I see this as an attempt to blind us from his personal evils and to use ugandans for selfish ends. If M7 has been a killer for 30 years, he did it through men like sejusa….i will only take him serious if he starts thinking about his plans for the many women who die during labour, about addressing poverty, etc…uganda is not = to M7…the problems of uganda r much bigger than M7!

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  • September 15, 2013 at 11:33 am
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    It is surprising that Gen. Sejusa is making a lot of noise and accusations about M7’s corrupt government when he is exactly of the same breed. I do not think that anything Sejusa says can be taken as credible talk, he is only saying what he is saying because he fell out with M7; as far as I am concerned M7 and Sejusa are one and the same(peas in the same pod). So whatever Sejusa has a problem with right now he has single handedly created…he is as corrupt and violent as they very government he is pointing a finger at.

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  • September 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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    Thanks for ur kind and polite response please!!!!!
    However Iam looking foward to seeing other freedom fighters coverage
    May God bless Please.

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  • September 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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    Just take note of the fact that even if it were you in his post, you needed to tow the boss’ line. The longer you keep this guy in power, the more danger is bound to befall us. Trust me, Ug is destined for chaos and people like you are fueling it. Sejusa or Besigye fell out along the way because the president failed on so many of his promises to the nation. Theyhave decided to stand up to be counted as people who love their nation. It is unfortunate that guys like you post rubbish here; your emotions seem to outweigh logic and this is a result of being fed by the dirty hand in state house, DAH!

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  • September 16, 2013 at 1:39 am
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    DEAR UGANDANS,FOR HOW LONG SHALL WE CONTINUE SLEEPING?

    “…When the First son, Muhoozi came to the scene he embarked on private recruitment into the PGB. Reacting to public concern, Museveni stated that Muhoozi was a member of the axaulary Local Defence Unit (LDU). As usual Ugandans went to sleep and by time they woke up, Muhoozi was a Brigadier in the NRA and commanding a 10,000+ strong elite force rebranded Special Forces Group (SFG). With the SFG controlling the vital units of the NRA, Museveni is confident that no internal armed uprising can dislodge him as had been the case with past goverments.”

    INFO. IS POWER , Gen. Tinyefuuza now renamed Sejusa tried to change things while inside Museveni’s government but he could not achieve his dream & that of many other Ugandans. We should not be driven by anger if we have record success in this struggle. He missed up but at now he smartly & skilfully came out of the tired regime to play his part as a Ugandan in removing the autocrat. We need many other insiders to come out for M7 to go down, they are Still Ugandans & we shall welcome them on board to make Uganda a better place to live & work in going forward. we shall do this successfully only as a collective.
    Thank you.

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    • October 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm
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      I wonder why guys do not realize that Sejusa would have gone the Kazini/Mayombo way had he not been smart enough. For that, he should be credited. To those saying he killed people in the North, please note that it was a war zone and unlike other commanders who were there to earn by prolonging the war, Sejusa’s interest was to stop it. And he is on record for that.

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  • September 16, 2013 at 7:45 am
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    Sejusa
    I am happy you opened our eyes. Many may say you worked with Museveni. Yes that is true. He is still your boss but that does not mean one cannot break away when the boss is driving a wrong way. You can request to get out of the car and jump on a better one. All those Ugandans who talk against your move are part of the rotting committee of Uganda.
    Good day

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  • September 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm
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    Gen. Sejusa is a coward!!! how can a general go into a cave to fight for freedom when the people you are fighting for are facing the same challenges. Can you take an example of Museveni who went to the bush with 27 men without even a gun and he is now a president. Can you also take an example of Col. Besigye who opposed the government by taking a political responsibility and stood against M7 and lost the election but did not give up. He is currently leading a big group of opposition in Uganda and that way he has managed to convince the population. Please STOP wasting peoples time and your own time. If you want people to trust you, came back home.

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    • September 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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      Dear Katehangwa! Gen Sejusa a coward? Hmmmm! How many Ugandan generals have come out to say what is going on in the country? But you are entitled to your opinion.

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    • October 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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      For your information Robert, Besigye is just one lucky guy. Other generals who also tried to leave Uganda like Sejusa are no more. So Besigye being a colonel and having more international connections (remember he was the first National political commissar) offered him some safety. But he was also away for sometime after the 2001 election. Why? For the same reason Sejusa is away. But nevermind that like Colonel B, Sejusa will also be back.

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  • September 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm
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    Gen. Sejusa’s defection from the army and the subsequent missive and information he has provided in the last several weeks has been met with a mixture reaction both positive and negative. No surprise there. This is expected and I believe the Gen. Himself is aware of it. It is very difficult to be accepted at face value when you come from a situation the general is coming from, having served in a regime whose human rights record is questionable and the general himself was responsible for some of the abuses as well as making decisions which have affected and undermined Uganda for over two decades.

    However, what is important to recognize and accept is that the General is no longer part of a regime he once served and wants change. How he brings about that change, is now for those with progressive thinking and forward looking minds , to focus on and ask him to spell the steps to be taken in a systematic way. The more we continue to accuse him of sins committed in the past, the less he is going to be able to outline these steps. He needs a foundation to be able to shape the preferred vision he is thinking of. It is time, if you have the ability to forgive, to get together and embrace the General and also time to call upon him to offer a general apology to Ugandans. After all, like everyone else who served in the regime he was misled being promised a different and better Uganda, which has not been the case. Gen. Sejusa, this is a direct call to you, it is time to begin telling us exactly where you see Uganda being in the next 5-10 years. What we need to do to help you take us to the promised land which we have not reached since 1962 when the British told us, you are now on your own, take care of your land and ensure that the future is always brighter and the present comfortable enough to be able to fulfill the future dreams and hand them safely to those yet to come.

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