By Elite Reporter
A fierce succession battle has erupted at State House over who will take over power in 2021, after retired Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde declaring his intentions to contest for the presidency.
Gen. Tumukunde, a former Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Spy Chief, who also served as minister for security a few years back in president Museveni’s government, now wants to oust his former boss through the ballot box.
We have since established that as a way of showing how serious he is about ousting president Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde has since delivered his a letter to the Electoral Commission in which he seeks permission to conduct presidential consultations across the country.
Gen. Tumukunde expressed his intentions to contest for the presidency in a letter dated February 28, 2020, in which he states that as mandated by the constitution in Section 3 (1&2) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005, he has to hold consultative meetings with all eligible voters in Uganda and inquire from them whether they can entrust him with the authority of leading the country after Museveni relinquishes the mantle.
However, although he has joined the forces opposing president Museveni’s presidency in 2021 and thereafter, Gen. Tumukunde has not yet announced whether he is going to contest as an independent candidate or a member of one of the opposition political parties.
But insiders reveal that although Tumukunde is nursing presidential ambitions, there forces in the First Family that support him and others that don’t, who instead support the Muhoozi Project.
Those who support the Muhoozi Project, according to our insiders, consider Tumukunde as a betrayer and traitor of the revolution while those that support him, especially those based at the ‘White House’ in Luzira, are ready to do all it takes to ensure that Tumukunde is the next president of Uganda.
Our sources intimate that the Team at the White House in Luzira know and dread the fact that should the Muhoozi Project succeed then calamity and doom is likely to befall them, yet the only person currently who can save them from such misfortune happens to be Gen. Tumukunde.
As a result, the issue of whether Tumukunde or the Muhoozi Project should prevail in 2021 and thereafter has created two camps within the State House which are viciously clashing behind the curtains, which belie the mechanical smiles exhibited by members of the First Fmaily during political events or public appearances.
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