MPs launch 2021 anti-Museveni mobilisation campaign

The 105 MP that voted against the “age-limit” bill have launched a countrywide campaign intended to galvanize opposition support early enough for the 2021 elections.

The MPs are campaigning under the Parliamentary forum on Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law.

The forum brings together all MPs from either side of Parliament that were opposed to the lifting of the constitutional presidential limit.

Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda addresses the rally

The campaign which was launched last week in Mpigi and Butambala districts was on Friday (November 9) taken to Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality where they urged Ugandans to acquire the National ID so that they can guarantee their voting rights in 2021.

“This is your own struggle, mobilise your friends and register for the National ID because without it, you will not be able to vote in 2021,” Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told a rally at Lufuka – Namasuba in Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality.

Ssemujju who is also the Chief Opposition Whip in Parliament led a team of 14 MPs that included the host Ssempala Kigozi, Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala), David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga (Busujju), Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (Kasambya) and Patrick Nsamba Oshabe (Kassanda North).

Others were, Wilfred Niwagaba (Ndorwa East), Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja Municipality East) Joseph Ssewungu (Kalungu West), Medard Lubega Sseggona (Busiro East), Moses Kasibante (Lubaga North), Allan Ssewanyanna (Makindye West) Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality) and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine (Kyadondo East).

“They have tried to provoke us into violence but we have said, No. We shall throw stones, we shall not fight with anyone but we’ll carry on with our campaign to mobilise the youth to register for the 2021 elections,” Bobi Wine said.

Pary of the crowd that attended the Lufuka rally

The MPs said that they had realised that fights within political parties was working to the benefit of President Yoweri Museveni.

“Once the opposition parties realise that infighting is caused by Museveni, and we stop the fights and work together, Museveni will be defeated,” Wadri said.

Mbwatekamwa and Nsamba Oshabe told the rally that despite being NRM MPs, they had decided to work with change seeking forces within Parliament since it had become evident that their own party is not interested in peaceful change of power.