In response to a youths’ push to promote Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba as presidential candidate for 2021, the army said the First Son is not enthusiastic about taking over from his father, President Yoweri Museveni if he retires.
On Friday, The Observer reported that the Why Not Youth Pressure Group (WNPG) was launching a concerted effort to sell Muhoozi to Ugandans. The group, which enjoys the support of senior military officers, hopes that early campaigns can make Brig Muhoozi, the commander of the Special Forces Group, a viable presidential candidate in 2021.
But SFG spokesman Maj Chris Magezi said on Saturday that political issues were not Muhoozi’s business.
“People have always brought up his name in political matters but he is concentrating on his job and career as a military officer,” Magezi said.
Formed about six months ago, WNPG is mainly concentrated in tertiary institutions and is said to enjoy the blessing of some senior officials in intelligence and police as well as some ruling party MPs. So far, according to our sources, the group has representation in six universities, and has planned countrywide, pro-Muhoozi rallies.
But according to Magezi, the First Son has no interest in the group’s activities.
“He knows nothing about that group and I don’t think he would be interested in commenting about it,” Magezi said.
Source : The Observer