If you thought that Museveni’s influence was just affecting the over 40 million Ugandans, then you probably underestimate the man!
Last evening, the UK was in shock as Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to suspend Parliament in the interim. In effect, this means that the legislative body will not be in session for a specified period of time and decision on Brexit will remain essentially in the hands of the Executive arm of government led by Boris Johnson.
The Queen has already approved this suspension and this means that Boris now has his way clear to have a last attempt at Brexit negotiations with European leaders ahead of his October promise of Brexit with or without a deal with the EU.
Many have since classified Boris Johnson alongside leaders like Donald Trump who are unconventional and bearing dictatorial tendencies. In fact, had such leaders had the luxury of unstable democracies like African countries, they would probably rule like our Museveni.
It is no secret that Boris Johnson and Museveni enjoy a special relationship. This draws back to Boris’ time as foreign secretary under Prime Minister Theresa May. He is said to have been a strong believer in Museveni and his influence in the Great Lakes region. It is, therefore, possible that in suspending Parliament, Boris is acting form the Museveni playbook which is full of antics to go around democratic principles or manipulate lacunas in democracy for personal gain.
After years of negotiation on how to implement “Brexit” by Parliament, the UK has finally landed itself a leader who is determined to use all means available to bring the issue to an end. Whether it means stifling fundamental freedoms and rights, Boris looks set to lead the UK out of the EU.