Monday, 19 July 2010
Ganging up on Museveni
Mulwanyamuli’s long walk with Besigye
Bidandi, Butime, Kiyonga pulled out
On June 8, two former katikkiros (prime ministers) of Buganda Kingdom officially “announced” that they were joining active politics. The two men—Dan Muliika and Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere —would reportedly campaign for the coalition of the opposition – the Inter Party Cooperation (IPC) in the 2011 parliamentary and presidential elections.
The announcement was received with shock inside the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). A top NRM leader who did not want to be named told The Independent that the Movement had expected Muliika to take such a move but not Mulwanyamuli.
The news was received with excitement and enthusiasm in the opposition, especially in the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the Baganda faction of the Democratic Party (DP) led by Members of Parliament (MPs) Betty Nambooze and Erias Lukwago.