The veteran Journalist, and firebrand opposition FDC strongman, Hon. Ssemujju Nganda, is the current Opposition Chief Whip in Parliament. His performance both in Parliament and outside has been so exemplary that he has won the admiration of both the political elites and the general public across the political divide. In fact, he has been the de-facto Leader of Opposition in Parliament. The greatest value in Hon. Ssemujju is that he has not only mastered the inner history of the Museveni regime but Ssemujju’s unique expertise in accurately interpreting and analysing the same regime’s political schemes. When it comes to interpreting and analysing the abuse of and by the security sector and its role in directing the country’s politics, one may think Hon. Ssemujju is a former Head of Intelligence Services. His unique skills in articulating issues during public debates has won him both admiration and envy. Even Museveni’s top propagandists including top military Generals fear to debate with Ssemujju.
Unfortunately, his FDC will not be the main opposition in the next Parliament and Hon. Ssemujju will relinquish the position of Opposition Chief Whip to Bobi Wine’s NUP. Ssemujju is now seeking the position of Speaker of Parliament and though he has all the attributes for the position, owing to the dynamics at play, his chances of succeeding are very slim. Consequently, very soon the country may witness loss of Hon. Ssemujju’s contribution as Opposition Chief Whip. Since NUP is pursuing a strategy of joint opposition efforts in confronting the Museveni regime, tapping into Ssemujju’s unique attributes and capabilities would be a big service, not only to Ugandans in general but the opposition fraternity in particular. Therefore, I urge Bobi Wine to retain Hon. Ssemujju Nganda as the Opposition Chief Whip. It worked in the Arua Municipality elections when NUP rallied behind NRM’s Ayume to defeat Museveni’s evil-hearted Evelyn Anite.
INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM
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