Imam Kasozi says electorate bear the brunt of politics of interests over principles

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Imam Kasozi says electorate bear the brunt of politics of interests over principles
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Ugandan politics has always been about politicians fronting their interests over those of the electorate, Imam Idd Kasozi has said.

The sincerity in their manifestos is as thin as a needle's eye.

"True, politics is about interests; but strong politics is about principles," said Kasozi, the vice chairman of Uganda Muslim Youth Assembly.

Many people in Uganda are involved in politics by positions; what they eventually have to gain, wealth, and fame instead of prioritising the people they are serving and their needs.

"Out there, the population is locked and needs some change but as leaders, we are not playing our role," Kasozi, who was on Tuesday speaking on the NBS Morning Breeze, said.

Politicians only engage their communities during their campaigns and only return to campaign further for another term without any knowledge on how their areas are fairing in terms of development and service delivery.

With the increasing rage in politics especially among the opposition, the people hopefully wait on for a savior that will come and actually do as they say.

"As long as the opposition in Uganda is still divided, NRM will lead this country for a long time," Enos Asiimwe, an economist and politician, said.

With the National Resistance Movement in power, Uganda has seen many opposition parties sprout and wither like Forum for Democratic Change, Democratic Party, and Uganda People's Congress

Dr Kizza Besigye, former Forum For Democratic Change president, is back on the trail after some political lull.

"If Besigye has returned to politics, he should unite the opposition to front one candidate, not for him to contest," says Asiimwe.

Besigye returns at a time when confusion and turmoil are in most of the political parties as we approach the year of Presidential elections.

"I don't see Besigye on the ballot in 2026 and I know he knows, his being on the ballot will affect the opposition," Asiimwe said.

With Besigye one of the people's former favorite presidential candidates, efforts of the other opposition parties will go down the drain.

"I don't doubt Besigye's sincerity but some people in the opposition see him as a mole just like they have accused other opposition leaders of being moles," Kasozi said.

What we must do, is that those who think they can remove NRM must go to the drawing board and know when to do it.

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