By Mirembe Martina
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has come out to attack Gen. David Tinyefuza who changed his name to Sejusa warning him about using force to unseat the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM).
During a press conference yesterday at State House in Nakasero, President Museveni challenged Gen. Sejusa urging him to use force at any given time warning him that ‘they’ have been prepared for him for sometime now. “If he wants to use force, let him come. He knows my address…We have been waiting for him for a few months now,” President Museveni said.
“Sejusa is already a deserter. He has already made a lot of mistakes and he will be handled according to the law,” he added.
Gen. Sejusa during an interview with BBC in June said that he would use all available means to unseat President Museveni’s government which has been in power for over 20 years. At the time, he called his rule “a life presidency transiting into a political monarchy”.
Despite the threats and possible impact of Gen. Sejusa’s words, President Museveni said ‘they’ were not concentrating on the latter. “We are not really concentrating on Tinyefuza now; he is not our priority,” said the President. The president insisted that Gen Sejusa had broken the law by deserting the army.
It all began when Gen Sejusa, the coordinator of intelligence agencies, left the country in April and a letter he had written to one of the spy chiefs emerged, alleging that top officials opposed to the “Muhoozi Project” were marked for elimination. Government denied the existence of the project reportedly meant to aid First Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba take over from his father.
During an interview with Al-Jazeera TV this week, President Museveni said his son, who is a serving military officer, was not interested in politics. Gen Sejusa to date remains holed up in London in self-imposed exile.