The former Democratic Party President General Emeritus, Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere has told Nobert Mao the current President of the Democratic Party to back off the Baganda project and leave Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to contest as the President in 2021.
Ssemogerere said this over the weekend during a meeting at his Lubaga resident when he hosted Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
“The Baganda had won the 1980 Presidential election where i contested, but the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) led by a “Mudokolo” Milton Obote rigged the election denying the Baganda chance to lead Uganda.” noted Ssemogerere.
He further said that this time around they are not ready to give a chance to anyone to rule this country. He also stated that, “this Kyagulanyi is indeed a muganda political force, and I urge all the Baganda to work closely with him to liberate Buganda”.
Insider say that Ssemogerere promised to meet several influential Baganda among them former Buganda premier Dan Mulikka, Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemogerere, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, Charles Peter Mayiga the Buganda premier to support their own.
Mao an Acholi who hails from Gulu District of Northern Uganda and a strong member of the opposition party called Democratic Party (DP), has received strong resistance from the Baganda politicians in DP and currently People Power pressure group who feel that he is becoming their stumbling block in occupying the first office in the country.
Among the politicians who want Nobert Mao to give a muganda politician a chance for the highest political office is Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Hon. Nambooze Bakireke Betty, Hon. Mwanga Kivumbi, Hon. Medard Lubega Sseggona, Hon. Francis Zaake, Francis Zaake and Hon. Mathias Mpuuga.
People powers have manipulated ethnic divisions by rallying only the Baganda both in Uganda and in the Diaspora for their own myopic political and economic agendas, maintaining ethnicity at the forefront of the collective psyche.
Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu the people power pressure group leader and his sympathizers are known for promoting the politics of ethnicity while isolating other nationals something that analyst think could bread conflict ahead of the 2021 elections.