NRM Stands Firm: Minister Downplays Muhoozi-Linked Group's Threat

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NRM Stands Firm: Minister Downplays Muhoozi-Linked Group's Threat
Dr Chris Baryomunsi

The Ugandan political landscape heats up as Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, asserts the National Resistance Movement's (NRM) unwavering dominance. His statement comes amidst the recent launch of the Patriotic League of Uganda (PLU), a group speculated to be linked to General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Museveni's son.

NRM Unfazed by Pressure Groups:

Baryomunsi confidently dismissed any potential threat from pressure groups like PLU and Bobi Wine's People Power Movement. He highlighted the NRM's vast pool of capable leaders, emphasizing that the party's future extends beyond President Museveni and General Muhoozi. "It is not limited to President Museveni or General Muhoozi," he declared. "The NRM has numerous competent individuals."

Beyond Politics:

Acknowledging calls for reforms, Baryomunsi stressed that the NRM recognizes the multifaceted nature of people's aspirations. He quoted the Bible, stating "man shall not live by bread alone," to illustrate that the party focuses not just on political issues but also on broader societal needs. "We are delivering on the promises made in our manifesto," he asserted, emphasizing service delivery as a key priority.

Shifting Sands:

The PLU replaces the MK Movement, a group previously promoting General Muhoozi's potential presidential bid. General Muhoozi, initially hailed as a future leader, was silenced by President Museveni regarding political and military commentary. Whether the PLU truly represents his aspirations or operates independently remains unclear.

Uncertain Future:

The 2026 elections loom large, casting uncertainty on the political landscape. NRM's dominance is challenged by emerging groups within and outside the party, including the PLU. Whether these groups pose a genuine threat will be revealed in the coming years.

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