Ugandans agree on road map to removal of Museveni

Former Buganda Prime Minister Dan Muliika, (seated -3rd from right) ProfKashambuka, journalist Henry Gombya, political activists Ingrid Turinawe and Doreen Nyanjura were among many Ugandans who met in The Hague at the weekend to discuss their country's future.
Former Buganda Prime Minister Dan Muliika, (seated -3rd from right) Prof Eric Kashambuzi (seated and 2nd from left,  political activists Ingrid Turinawe and Doreen Nyanjura (third and fourth respectively in the back row) pose for a group photograph with some of the many Ugandans who met in The Hague at the weekend to discuss their country’s future. The youngest participant who represented the country’s youth was Anna Adeke, 22, Makerere University Student’s Guild president.

By Henry D Gombya in The Hague – Netherland

Ugandans meeting in the Netherlands at the weekend have resolved to campaign against having Yoweri Museveni’s name being placed on the ballot papers for the 2016 general elections. At a conference organised by the Uganda Diaspora Netherlands (UDN), it was resolved that efforts are going to be made to have all organisations opposed to Yoweri Museveni’s 27 years in power to work together so as to direct all their attention to making sure Yoweri Museveni steps down when his current term ends in 2016.

Leading the campaign for electoral reform and joint efforts to make sure Ugandans are not cheated out of victory again when President Museveni’s term of office ends in February 2016, are Prof Eric Kashambuzi, who leads the opposition Uganda Democratic Union in New York, and also a veteran Ugandan diplomat, former Buganda Prime Minister Dan Muliika and Bishop Emeritus Dr Zac Niringiye.

While these are the public names the organisers want the world to know, Dr Niringiye said a campaign to resolve the Ugandan problem was started about three years ago and that it has now hit momentum with several Ugandans signing on to get involved in bringing about real fundamental change in Uganda.

18 thoughts on “Ugandans agree on road map to removal of Museveni

  • December 3, 2013 at 3:16 am
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    I have been a supporter of not participating in any elections in Uganda for a long time. I am pleased that Ugandans are beginning to see the reason behind it. Each time we participate in elections, we consolidate the ruling party’s position and telling the world that Museveni is adhering to democratic principles and the next thing you is donor money is pouring in. The opposition has lost because it had no better ideas that what the ruling party has. The work to boycott the elections needs to begin right now and not tomorrow!

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  • December 3, 2013 at 5:38 am
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    THIS IS A GOOD MOVE WE HAVE SUFFERED A LOT. BECAUSE OF REGIONAL IMBALANCE AND TRIBALISM

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  • December 3, 2013 at 6:25 am
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    Its good to have such meetings and plan ahead. the idea looks well and great. we should understand that our president unlike the opposition he has understood the game of numbers. and in democracy numbers matter allot. visit every village now and talk to the youth and other people who are engaged in their simple daily work. They still love the man. come to the class of me and you, its shared by Mr Museven and the opposition. Our president has invested in the people most especially the low class who are the dominant in the population. you can not seat in offices and plan to change Uganda you must involve people the majority, the schools and institutions and communities.

    i will say you should plan to walk village by village schools and communities because he has done it our president has walked schools churches and even small communities. believe me many people still see the oppositions as a disorganized team which we can not entrust our government to. The Man may be old yes, but we need the team we can trust with the nation not the wars and city challenges.

    By the way i have come to understand that the president is not scared of any threats or plots of removing him. but what he is worried about is who can carry on and keep the light shining even brighter. Many of our opposition leaders communicate revenge greed and others negative things in there communication which dont give a better hope for the future. i think its only Mugisha Muntu who i have heard seeking for peace.

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    • December 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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      I believe the man has done what is expected at the level of ugandans. You will not put a fork and a knife in front of a crawling kid to use while eating when he or she cannot use the hands to feed him self. I think Uganda is talking her pace with President Museveni. He is still worried of who will talk on Uganda with out over speeding it like the way the opposition is planning to drive. Hurry slowly my friends.

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      • December 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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        Let me assure that Uganda has never been crawling. Obote set us off to the road of development before Amin and Obote II changed things for worse. by the time Museveni came to power in 1986, Uganda was placed in the same bracket as Singapore and Malaysia interms of development. the mess he has created, within home and across the region could however not allow us to progress the same way the above two now economic giants have. he is a shame to modern democracy. Ask Museveni anything statistically significant and he compare our progress over the years whether regionally or otherwise. he will begin with…. “in 1986….” he cant say in 2000, 2005, we were like this now look at how far we have achieved since then.

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  • December 3, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    I adviced my country men a few days ago.The only way to get rid of the dictator is to finnning him off using a shoulder held surface to air stinger missile.He travels all the time in that UPDF chopper.

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  • December 3, 2013 at 11:25 am
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    @ issa find a better way of selling your expired product-m7. cahnge is a foundation of progress. its 2013 not 1986.

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  • December 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm
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    Yeah dats true, we must stand up to fight our right, coz dis regime put our lives in political limbo! And pleaz stand together one by one makes a bandle. Akuume.

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  • December 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm
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    The government will buy off a few guys to stand and masquerade as opposition to legitimize the thuggery.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 4:52 am
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    It’s a pity that Ugandans outside Uganda can easily understand the situation Uganda is in whereas the ones here keep a blind eye to the same matter. It’s however important to start focusing on the future of Uganda.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 6:34 am
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    I am sorry guys who bark without acting. Since 2001 you have been shouting that you want to remove M7. At every election, you are disorganised and defeated. You now take it outside the country and start shouting again. I am afraid you are like a barking dog you will keep shouting until probably M7 decides to retire. Besides, you don,t have any alternative reasonable AGENDA for this country but keep on blaming M7. Wake up and probably support EAC as a means for your redemption. Good luck!

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  • December 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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    I want to thank Ugandans for their persistence and love for democracy, and I want to thank the Team that is in place to see in to it that our beloved country Uganda is governed well for the betterment of her people.
    Our country your country Uganda has been raped, stolen, belittled in all ways. Please let us work together and see into it that this dictator never goes through again. He has never gone through anyway but he manipulates the results and he goes through. I know that the greatest achievement of this past 27 years of NRM is TOTAL poverty, hatred among innocent tax payer citizens, as a result of divide and rule. Painting house that the Late Dr. Apolo Milton Obote build in 8 years. Hotels, Foundation schools, Irrigation schemes, Hospitals and many more, Roads that are functional to date. We need a new LEADER who will think of his/her people, who will bring absolute democracy, restore term limits, improve on health care and education of the people.
    Thanks a great deal. Am 1000% in the idea of change.

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  • December 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm
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    This is what has been missing.What a nice group of champions. Change has come to Uganda and we have to embrace it.
    Welldone

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  • December 5, 2013 at 4:49 am
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    A welcome move lets all mobilise such that people boycott any elections and the opposition i request who agree on positions and deviate like it was with the IPC in 2011 elections.The talk should also be moved to the rural folk who are hard to convince,have not access to such online info and living under fear and intimidation from state operatives to carryout whatever the oligarch orders.A bold move which calls for bold actions.Call Nyanjura Doreen,Segirinya Muhammad,Igrid T and other activists who are based in towns to bring the fight to the villages where some of us are trying sensitize and extend the gospel to everyone.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 8:45 am
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    The struggle should be on all fronts. Write to the Nobel Prize Committee nominating Dr Besigye for a Nobel prize next year. Consider the times he has been arrested. Over 50. The battering…the manhandling….the pain he has suffered….the inhuman confinements. The entire Parliament has had to be forced to enact inhuman laws because of the democratic appeals of Kizza Besigye…Few other Nobel winners have suffered the degrading treatment of this man. Even if he is not considered for the award, the mere fact that an application has been tabled (publicize the application as widely as possible) will internationalize your cause.

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  • December 13, 2013 at 1:31 am
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    This plan won’t work on remote. Come home lets see what you guys have got. Politics on remote doesn’t work. OR else you are just noisy cowards.
    No had feelings, just come home if you mean politics of power and not propaganda.

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  • December 14, 2013 at 7:32 am
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    Action Is Necessary, Be It Military Or Any other, I am ready to join.

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  • June 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm
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    Its unfortunate that all the so called opposition have no any constructive plan of what they want to implement or change rather than fighting Museveni “hate”. Looking at the picture of those that attended a meeting it clearly tells you that majority worked with Museveni in one way or the other, when they were denied chances to take on their bigotry wants they chose to run away and “pose” as opposition. That is why the only information we hear from them is preaching hate, claiming that Museveni is evil and propagating sectarianism rather than stipulating clearly what they have in stock as development ideas for the country post Museveni error.

    To me this is clear hoodwinking Ugandans and fortunately we are seeing we cant risk loosing the peace and little development we have attained to hungry politicians who think Museveni has done nothing when they well Know how Uganda was in 20 yers back.
    Let the opposition table constructive Agenda of “what” and “how” they are going to develop Uganda rather than the usual meeting and talks which never help Ugandans.

    Uganda is in the right direction though we need a neutral person to take over from Museveni if we are to continue with the current development otherwise we dont want to see Uganda as the Libya after Col. Gadafi who every person considered bad and selfish.
    “Think wisely before you cast your vote”

    For God and my country

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