Oulanyah likens Museveni to the biblical David

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah says, Ugandans should be proud of President Yoweri Museveni and the NRM leadership for the peace and development that the country is enjoying.

Speaking at the launch of the expansion project of the Najjanankumbi Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church, Oulanyah said that the NRM liberation is symbolic to the the biblical story of David and Goliath.

“Symbolically, what happened with NRM;  liberal men [with] a small force, few guns [but] confronting a whole, huge military state apparatus. The symbolic significance of today is important if we have to understand what we should do to make this country better,” Oulanyah said.

The Omoro lawmaker told the congregation of how he transitioned from the opposition Uganda People’s Congress  (UPC) in the early 2000s to the ruling NRM party that he is currently proud of.

Without mentioning Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi  aka Bobi Wine’s People Power movement that is attracting youths, Oulanyah said that the young people need to be told Uganda’s history so that they can understand where Uganda has come from.

The youths, Oulanyah said, need to be told about Uganda’s first 24 years of independence during which the country had 9 presidents and about four military coups.

NRM Treasurer Rose Namayanja welcomes Oulanyah at the Church

“You can talk about the rule of law, yes, but where was the rule of law when Idi Amin was killing the Chief Justice  [Bendicto Kiwanuka]? We can talk about freedom of worship but where was freedom of worship when President Amin was killing the Archbishop  [Janan Luwum]?” Oulanyah asked rhetorically.

Museveni having come to the scene after 24 years characterised by political instability but turned around to be a peaceful country, Oulanyah said, makes Museveni magical.

“Strange things happened when Museveni became President… strange things are happening in this country which is why we have had peace for all these years,” Oulanyah said.