March 20, 2023

The outspoken military common appears intent on changing his father, who has dominated the East African nation for 37 years, as president.

The son of Uganda’s ageing chief, Yoweri Museveni, has mentioned he intends to face for the presidency in 2026, the primary time the outspoken military common has given a timeline for changing his father, who has dominated the East African nation for 37 years,

Uganda’s opposition has lengthy accused Museveni of in search of to impose a monarchy on the state and claimed he was grooming his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over from him. Museveni has denied such allegations.

Presently a presidential advisor, the 48-year-old common is understood for firing off controversial tweets which have earned him reprimands from his father.

Kainerugaba shortly deleted the messages about his presidential aspirations, which he had posted to Twitter late on Wednesday.

“You’ve got needed me to say it ceaselessly! Okay, within the title of Jesus Christ my God, within the title of all of the younger folks of Uganda and the world and within the title of our nice revolution, I’ll stand for the Presidency in 2026,” Kainerugaba wrote.

In one other tweet, he expressed his impatience at ready so lengthy to switch his father.

“The Prime Minister of UK is 42 years previous, the Prime Minister of Finland is 37 years. A few of us are hitting 50 years previous. We’re bored with ready ceaselessly,” he mentioned.

Kainerugaba beforehand served as commander of land forces however was faraway from the place after threatening to invade neighboring Kenya, which he later mentioned was a joke.

The tweets set off a series of diplomatic conferences between each international locations in Kampala and Nairobi, in addition to a uncommon presidential apology,

However he was additionally essential in repairing strained relations between Uganda and neighboring Rwanda, ending a rift between Museveni and former protege Paul Kagame, whom Kainerugaba calls his uncle, in 2022.

Museveni has not but mentioned whether or not he intends to face once more in 2026 for a file seventh time period, though his supporters have inspired him to take action.

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