The Outspoken Priest Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda of Kitanga Parish in Kabale Diocese has urged opposition in Uganda to put aside their differences and combine efforts if they are to stop the First son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba from succeeding his father as the next president.
Fr. Gaetano who is also the Chairperson of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda -IRCU, Kigezi Region made the call amidst the ongoing national debate on the alleged plan by President Yoweri Museveni to oversee Ugandas first peaceful transition of power by handing over the highest office in the country to his son through a syndicated procedure.
The allegations follows Gen Muhoozi who is also the UPDF Land forces Commanders nationwide celebrations of his 48th birthday, a move that has been described as political campaigning by a section of political pundits and members of the opposition.
The Forum for Democratic Change FDC, Alliance for National Transformation ANT have also aquiestion the Electoral Commission about Muhoozi s political campaigns holding.
Fr. Gaetano said that the opposition should equate the ruling NRM as a Lion or Leopard that requires more than one hunter to kill, or else they would never achieve their goal to change government.
I thank Mugisha Muntu, Kiiza Besigye, and others for coming out to speak against Muhoozis campaigns. However, their voices will only be effective when they come together and forget their personal differences to fight for the liberation of Uganda, said Fr. Gaetano.
The cleric also added that the opposition should learn from their past mistakes that made them fail to form a coalition to oust President Museveni.
It should also be noted that the Constitutional Court has summoned Gen Muhoozi , to respond to a petition in which he is accused of expressing his presidential ambitions yet he is still a serving General.
The court summons followed lawyer Gawaya Tegulle petition challenging what he called unconstitutional acts by Gen Muhoozi of engaging in political activities and pronouncements as he celebrated his 48th birthday last month despite being a serving army officer.