Government spokesman, Gabriel Ofwono Opondo has distanced himself from being a follower of the ‘Muhoozi project’.
Opondo expressed the controversy in a tweet where he clearly dismissed the entire Muhoozi project and reduced it to a mere hoax and a dream that will tale years to achieve. In a Tweet on his official handle @OfwonoOpondo, the government mouthpiece labours to justify his disapproval of the unpopular project using a cyphered mode of communication. “My generation for president of Uganda appears being passed. I think we have stayed long in the queue,” reads the tweet.
An insight into the tweet shows Ofwono’s critical and objective thinking that depicts him as a man who is not ready to dance to the tunes of Muhoozi’s ‘beats’. The closing statement, ‘I think we stayed long in the queue,’ seems to be suggesting that the 46 year old son to president Museveni should pave space for another group to take over from his father.
The Muhoozi Project traces its roots from around 2013 when the defiant Bush war historical, Gen. David Tinyenfuza spilled the secrets that were harboured by a clique that wanted the president’s son to succeed him. Consequently after spilling the secrets, Sejusa went into exile for fear of what would happen to his life. He stayed in the UK for several years before he was permitted to return back to Uganda. Much as president Museveni refuted the claims that the project actually existed, the recent days have seen the rebirth of the same project. Senior events manager, Balaam Barugahare has on several occasions posted youths dressed in shirts with inscriptions reading, ‘Muhoozi Project’. The first son himself on his Twitter handle has posted several of his photos showing him donned in a yellow jumper bearing the same wordings, ‘Muhoozi Project’. Of late, he is actively seeking public attention by involving in national matters. His plea for audience with the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu proved a point to those who had slammed the project holding a view that it was mythical. Most aging presidents prefer family safety as part of their negotiations out of power. Analyst, Tamale Mirundi has consistently said, “The president (Museveni) must ensure that whoever succeeds him will protect what the family acquired or looted.”