Thursday, November 24, 2005

Museveni’s speech accepting to be NRM leader
Wednesday, 23rd November, 2005

CHAIR: Museveni after he was declared NRM candidate
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) last week chose President Yoweri Museveni as party Chairman and presidential candidate for the March 2006 election. Below is an excerpt of his acceptance speech Honourable Members of the National Conference

I salute all of you for the confidence you have put in me by electing me as the National Resistance Movement Chairman for the next Kisanja (term) of five years as well as electing me as your presidential candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections. I am ready, as in the past, to lead you in the two capacities.

I want, on your behalf, to salute the Honourable MPs of the Seventh Parliament that voted (wisely) for the lifting of presidential term limit provision of the Constitution. That provision (read:term limits) was not wise at all because the problems Africa faces are not always time-bound. We needed a flexible constitution to deal with those very strategic issues that are not time-bound. Your people in the South-West have a saying: “Otomize tahwa ikaranga(If your millet is not dry during the rainy season when you cannot put it in the sun to dry, you must keep on frying until it is dry enough for grinding into flour).” In other words, if a problem is not solved, you must keep on trying. We ( Read I am) are sure to win next year’s presidential elections because of the huge support we have in the whole country. We (Read I) need to consolidate and expand this support by eliminating all the unnecessary contradictions created by highlighting personal interests rather than always emphasizing the collective interest. Individual excellence in our war of resistance, nourished and propelled by mass support, enabled us to score the victories we achieved. That permutation is true today as it was in the past. Both individual excellence and mass support are needed in order to continue winning victories. One cannot do without the other.

And I add: Museveni is a GENIUS! There is no we! Its me and my swamp - Shrek

Uganda the Peril in Africa!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Uganda: The Unfolding Reality

An excerpt from the The East African of November 7th - 13th 2005 (The East African is published weekly by the Nation Media Group) ran a headline thus: Transition: Donors now commend Museveni and Ignore calls to freeze aid. The heasd of the EU delegation last week said the handling of Dr. Apollo Milton Obote's burial and the return of Dr. Besigye showed political maturity.

Now I can confidently add today that the Head of the EU Delegation to Uganda H.E Mr. Illing Signurd could have been very wrong. I have the conviction that he could have wished he never issued such a statement. Barely a fortnight after his hearsay, the same hunk was sweating and fanning himself miserably. The price of a doubting Thomas! He had to witness first hand that a Besigye who barely a week was at His Excellency's office was now in the dock being charged with TREASON, RAPE and another offence to do with concealment of information. And that this man Besigye had this I told you so attitude towards the Excellency! Your Excellency, the sun sets so early here in Uganda!

His Excellency Mr. Signurd Illing was not the only diplomat in court and witnessing. Let me inform: if you happen to come from the following countries: US, UK, Holland ( I like Van Persie and the Dutch Masters of Arsenal FC) and eleven other countries, my! my! your diplomat accredited to Uganda could not stand the heat in the same court. These diplomats were on national TV fanning themselves - and can you quess with what else!? newspapers!. I have never seen diplomats so crowded!

I however must credit these diplomats they yearned for the truth and endured the humid tropical heat in the Ugandan court - in the very word of Prof. Latigo: "The situation has improved, but improving does not mean all is well" - I hope everything gets well. Now the diplomats know a thing or two about Uganda!

The Giraffe sees so far! Dr. Besigye son of a Mr. Kifefe once proclaimed that he wouldn't be the son of Kifefe if Museveni does not (re)run for presidency come 2006! Many doubted him then. By the time you read this I can say the Dr. is indeed the dear true son of Mzee Kifefe! The Giraffe saw far! H.E General YK Museveni is reported to have picked nomination forms by the time you read this! He can legally stand for Presidency of the Republic of Uganda and Chaimanship of the NRMO! General Museveni confirmed Dr. Besigye's fears!

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has finally succumbed to pressure from NRM party members and picked nomination forms signaling his intention to contest for the Presidency in the 2006 polls. Get the details here.

The current situation doesn't need a giraffe! How sad for the giraffe to see hell approaching and yet can't rush into the rathole! He has been captured! I will update from a rathole. The giraffe is in safer custody langishing in a government jail!

A giraffee sees so far but rats are safer in the ratholes!
Can you believe Kampala witnessed commandos style activity at the High Court of Uganda!? And that four treason suspects could have been kidnapped from Uganda's Pensacola!? Just believe. Ok!?
...the handling of Dr. Apollo Milton Obote's burial and the return of Dr. Besigye showed political ironic!!