By Nathan Iguma
Bugingo, who is in charge of the House of Prayer Ministries International, says that Museveni can lead for as long as he wants, but Gen. Kainerugaba will take over when he hands over power.
“Your excellency, the president of the Republic of Uganda, let no one deceive you that Bugingo no longer supports you, and started supporting Muhoozi. If I told you that I don’t like Muhoozi, I would be a rascal, Muhoozi is next, but you can quit whenever you want.” Bugingo said in the video.
When he subtly announced his desire to run for president, Gen. Kainerugaba, the son of President Museveni and his advisor on special operations, sparked heated debate, particularly within the ruling NRM party.
Because President Museveni has not stated when he will step down from power, his son’s ambitions have pitted supporters against one another, and some have chosen silence.
The president hasn’t said he’s against Gen. Kainerugaba taking his place at State House, but some NRM members who have been there for a long time, like Internal Affairs Minister Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire and junior officials like Minister Evelyn Anite have vehemently opposed the idea and called for President Museveni to run for reelection.
Supporters of Gen. Kainerugaba have been running numerous campaigns to promote the former Commander of the Land Forces, whom they refer to as the “supreme generational leader,” for the majority of 2022. He’s known as the “standby generator” by some