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Is the Sun setting on Speaker Kadaga’s Political Career?

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The saying “shots fired” can no longer be applied in regards to Speaker Kadaga’s relentless jabs at the Commander in Chief.

Kadaga who has of recent made a habit of what some have called miscalculated jabs at Mr. Museveni, seems to have become more trigger happy.

Appearing on Salt TV, she is quoted to have boldly asserted her facilitation of the lifting of the age limit as the lifeline from which the President is seeking a re-election, a thing that has agitated many in the high ranks of the National Resistance Movement.

Kadaga is seeking for re-election into the CEC which the highest decision making body of the party, a position she is being challenged for by the Junior Lands Minister, Persis Namuganza.

This race however, hasn’t been as smooth as many would have ordinarily predicted it to be. Kadaga who is the incumbent, seems to have doused herself in gasoline before running through an alley of fire spitting cadres.

In an audio believed to have been a recording of Government Chief Whip, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa, Kadaga was politically crucified and more to the excitement of NRM leaders country wide, was the public endorsement that was given to Hon. Namuganza by one of the NRM big-wigs, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa.

Kadaga has come under fire for continuously taking diversionary political stances against the party, under the pretext of impartiality. Many have come to rubbish the claim of impartiality as opposition hobnobbing and fence sitting.

“A speaker isn’t required to pronounce themselves on a matter to show impartiality, let the matter go to a vote in the house other than biasing the outcome with threats to the state” a party leader from Western Uganda said. “If she really is impartial as she claims to be, why then is she taking credit for the passing of the Age limit bill and seeking for political rewards from the party”?

Kadaga is also accused of belittling and casting doubt in the ability of the President to control outcomes of government interests brought to Parliament.

A trail of Political enemies made over the years like the Fishing war with the army and tongue lashes at historicals like Foreign affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, seem to be among the demons resurrecting to haunt Ms. Kadaga.

A summation of these and other reasons leave one contemplating Kadaga’s next moves. Some have suggested she joins NUP to secure necessary numbers for the speakership battle next year.

An NRM youth leader suggested, “she should stop the fence sitting and properly identify with the opposition that she has since adopted into her campaign team for NRM CEC membership, how do you have Okupa as your NRM mobiliser instead of Okabe, how does that work”?

With recent developments in CEC, where it is alleged that she turned down an offer to have Namuganza step down.

The alienation exhibited by the top party leadership that aren’t afraid to show their true interests in retiring her, makes it extremely hard to convince someone that Kadaga will put up a fight good enough to emerge victorious.

Indicators like shunning of meetings by Busoga region NRM chairpersons and the bad blood from other regions that have resolved to enjoy her financial bulk and vote contrary, this CEC defeat could just be the end of the road for her Speakership bid as well.

Oulanyah who has significantly courted support from all regions, with no mention of embarrassment so far, has for unknown reasons stayed away from Busoga delegates whom reports say are very interested in meeting him.

With Oulanyah’s eyes glued to the Speakership and Hon. Nankabirwa hoping to slide into the Deputy Speaker position vacated by Oulanyah, Kadaga seems to have made the wrong enemies and alliances.

CEC elections are scheduled for August 20, 2020 and will be preceded by a televised campaign on 19th.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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