First Son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has declared that in his opinion, Norbert Mao, the president general of the Democratic Party, is the most “brilliant opposition politician in Uganda.
Without providing the yardstick for “brilliant” Muhoozi, who is also the commander of Land Forces, tweeted that Mao has presidential skills.
My big brother @norbertmao is the most brilliant opposition leader in Uganda today. He has Presidential skills. pic.twitter.com/QYVDY388Rx
— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) February 3, 2022
Mao has twice contested for the presidency, losing on both occasions. He is also the first person outside of Buganda to lead the Democratic Party.
His leadership of Uganda’s oldest political party has been characterised by several political storms, the last of which led more than a dozen MPs to ditch DP for the National Unity Platform, in the run up to the 2021 elections.
Yet the gifted orator appears to have steadied the ship, for now.
Predictably, Muhoozi’s tweet set off a number of reactions with some of his social media endorsing his view while others have poured hot water on it.