By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: Uganda’s First Son and Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has yet again emphasized that he will succeed his father, President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni.
Taking to his Twitter Account on Wednesday night, Gen. Muhoozi wrote; “I will be President of Uganda after my father”.
Those fighting the truth will be very disappointed!!!” he added in the Tweet.
However, it is not clear whether he will wait for Museveni to retire or to contest alongside his father in the 2026 General elections in the same way the father (Museveni) has not yet showed intentions of stepping down for the son (Muhoozi) or allow him (Muhoozi) to contest against him (Museveni) since he (Muhoozi) said will ask him (Museveni) whether he should.
It should be recorded that Gen. Muhoozi has several times made public proclamation about vying for Uganda’s Presidential seat and vowing to ‘Organise and make the country GREAT as Almighty God always intended it to be’.
HOW IT ALL STARTED.
Last year, in (May, 2022,) in the so dubbed birthday celebrations, Gen. Muhoozi revealed a secret on taking power in Uganda, The Pearl of Africa.
This was followed by successive Tweets from him that read;
“The enemies fought us for so long!” said Muhoozi in a veiled reference to critics and insiders who quietly resisted his rise in the army ranks.
“They (enemies) abused me with every name they could find! Now they can’t believe we have taken over the country!” said Muhoozi without providing details.
“We will not stop until we are in complete control!” he emphasized.
The former Special Forces commander further said the old generation which has ruled Uganda since 1986 should prepare to step aside for the youthful generation to take charge of the country’s affairs”.
“In 2026, it will be 40 years of the old people in charge. That will change,” said Gen. Muhoozi last year.
“Those are instructions from Jesus Christ! Our generation will be in charge of this country,” Gen. Muhoozi emphasized.
Muhoozi’s aspirations VS The Law.
It should be noted that, Gen. Muhoozi is still a serving UPDF Army Officer and Uganda’s Constitution provides that an Army Officer can only contest for Presidentcy of Uganda after being retired.
As well his father (President Museveni) has yet rejected to accept nominations from different groups from NRM party for 2026 Presidential Election which he terms as a diversion now yet they are supposed to transform Ugandans first.