Gen Museveni Has Retired Me – Sejusa

In a speech yesterday at the launch of the Platform to Rescue Uganda (PRU), a new mobilization organization, Gen David Sejusa said he has been retired from the army.

Sejusa, the former Coordinator of Intelligence Services, told a news conference that President Museveni had let him walk from the army but declined to show the official retirement certificate.

“The president sent me somebody three weeks ago with a written document certifying my retirement from the army and instructed the chief of defence forces Gen Katumba Wamala who doubles as chairman of the Promotions and Retirement Board to do the necessary formalities of officially retiring me,” Sejusa told journalist at the Cardinal Nsubuga Leadership Institute, Nsambya yesterday.

His announcement came a day after the expiry of the 90-day deadline the army set to retire him.

“The 90 days expired yesterday [Monday]. As far as I am concerned, the fountain of power has retired me and being the fountain of power, he cannot swallow his words as far as my retirement is concerned. It is now up to the board to sort itself out,” Sejusa added.

Launching the platform together with Al-hajji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala (Liberal Democratic Transparency, LDT) and Emmanuel Tumusiime (Forum for Integrity in Leadership), Sejusa said his organisation’s mission is to provide a firm foundation to defeat the dictatorship by putting in place adequate capacities.

“PRU is not a political party but its main purpose is to build capacity for all the resistance forces in defense of the constitution. We have an eight-point programme in the first phase for immediate courses of action,” said Sejusa.

Source : The Observer