By Henry D Gombya
Those who shift support from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and cross to the opposition, should clearly state why they chose to do so, what they did while serving under Museveni and provide audience to Ugandans to ask questions and seek clarification on various issues on peace, security and stability, corruption, sectarianism and cronyism, war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as Uganda’s involvement in regional conflicts and wars.
This is the view expressed by the Secretary General of the United Democratic Ugandans (UDU) Professor Eric Kashambuzi in a statement sent to The London Evening Post Saturday. He said the UDU believes in regime change in Uganda by peaceful means and is urging supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Uganda to desert “in droves” and join opposition against Museveni. “In this spirit, retired General David Sejusa (Tinyefunza) is welcome,” he said.
He went on to say: “Gen. Sejusa who served under Museveni for over 30 years and held senior positions in the military and security services as a close adviser to Museveni, commanding troops in various parts of Uganda and coordinating security activities in the country as well as serving as a Member of Parliament, has definitely influenced legislative and executive decision making. He should be individually and collectively held accountable for commissions and omissions during his term in office.”
Prof Kashambuzi who is a consultant with the United Nations in New York and an active Uganda political activist, said among other things, Ugandans want Gen Sejusa to tell them “what he knows about the alleged killing of Muslims in the western part of Uganda during the 1979 war of Liberation when Uganda was invaded from Tanzania; the killing of up to 700,000 residents of Luwero Triangle and the role the NRA played.” He added that the country would also like to know how Baganda senior officers in NRA lost their lives during and after the bush war, especially Dr Andrew Lutakome Kayiira who was murdered at the home of this writer in Kampala 27 years ago next month and would also like to know how land in Luwero was allocated after the guerrilla war and how the selection of land owners was done and by whom.