I have switched sides from DP to NRM

Ugandans-at heart forumists,
It dawned on me as Uganda celebrated 48th independence anniversay that the country needs all of us but we have done it a disservice. The best we have been doing on this forum is ranting anti-government slogans calling Museveni a dictator, murderer , thief , corrunpt and also sorts of evil.
We have branded NRM the same. I asked myself is this the truth and is the problem NRM and Museveni. I thought real hard and I realised that Museveni and NRM are not the problem. It is we the critics and the opposition. We (I inclusive) are just empty headed. We don’t know how governments run. Without experence we keep precribing measures and solutions which in real terms had we been in power we could have done exactly the same. I keep thinking of Senegal when A.Wadi won Diouf evry one expected change. So many things Wadi promised have never been fullfiled including whiping out Kasamise resisitance.
My conclusion we are just a bunch of arm chair opposition critics nothing more. We can’t influence government decisions. We are lame ducks. I must say I have read well written articles on this forum but they are just empty nothing in them. No truth , no analysis, no deep thinking. And that is what the opposition is premised on empty thoughts,support and heads. I AM not being abusive. I am being honest after reflecting on Uganda since independence.
We often refer to the western world , America , UK etc but at one point they were where Uganda is today. Surely we don’t expect Uganda to suddenly be at the level of the developed world. Doing so is just expecting much that can not be attained.
That is why from today I have chosen Uganda. I don’t want to be a tribal and religious bigot like some I have read on this forum. I notice here that it Iis about being a Muganda, Acholi and hence the tribal alliance to defeat Museveni and NRM. What a shame. Hear what the SUUBI people are saying they are with IPC to defeat a Munyankole. So what do you expect me a munnyakole to think? That things are well and so I should hang with the opposition? Let some one tell me? Let us reflect. I as a muslim where do I fall? Because from discussions when the President is a protestant the VP will be catholic.
I pray that evry one of us reflects on these issue. These are serious issues.We have read that Mao will take the north in 2011 elctions because he is an Acholi and that SSUBI with IPC will not allow him in Buganda because he is from northern, what crap is this? Besigye is reportly trying to weave an alliance to get Baganda, Acholi and Langi on his side. Hell on earth.
For that matter today I announce that I have decided to become Ugandan. A true Ugandan knows no tribe , no religion. He/she is simply Ugandan. And for that reason I have opted to denouce my memebership and sympathies with the opposition. I am joinINg the steadily growing lines of people saying they are going to campaign for Museveni and NRM.
If Abbey allows me I will continue contributing to this forum. If he doesn’t I will understand  and I will surely quit.
In 1996 I was one of the Dr Paul KAWANGA’S campigners. In 2001 I jumped on Besigye’s truck and in 2006 I went back home in DP.
Respect my decision. This is what I have told colleagues at work and my neighbourhood in the Mbale, Senior Qurters. And they too have decided to reflect I don’t know what they will decide.
Colleaques bye. I sign off saying there are strong indicators the oppostion will not manage. In fact it will perform worse than it did in 2006. Besigye had a great chance in 2006 and he lost it that was his last he can’t have it in 2011. Mao has been a victim of tribalism so he to cant make it but he has a chance in 2016. He is young. And that time I will again return home and be at his side. My slogan on this forum has been Mao oyee. It now changes to Uganda Oyee.
I would like to apologise to any one I could have hurt during my past contribution on the forum. I am sorry. I particularly wish to apologise to Mr. Wafula Ogutu there was a time I came out hard on him. I reaveled what  I shouldn’t have about his past. I am sorry Waf. One of these days when I travel to kampala and I will apologise physically. Another person is Henery Mukasa I came out hard on him last week when he misreported about DP. My apologies Henry. I will also look you up at the New Vision. I agree New Vision is a great newspaper.
Besi Kizy
Uganda Oyee!!


One Comment so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Omeros,

    It is disappointing that you feel moved to shift your allegiance to the ruling party. Why you should wish to do so, however, I understand all to well: life is easier in the warm embrace of those who wield power. So I do not decry your decision because, as as anyone outside the NRM fold – yourself included – will acknowledge, to engage in opposition politics in Uganda confounds the good sense of self-interest. This is no trivial matter. After all, the open declaration of opposition to the government entails serious personal and professional sacrifices the full extent of which are witnessed in the torments of Kizza Besigye. Nobody who has seen Besigye’s labours puts on the yoke of opposition lightly. For those with fragile resolve and many mouths to feed, to opt for a life under the shield of the Movement is the only sensible course. So, while I disagree viscerally with your decision, I am forced to respect it. Run to the Movement with God’s speed. But on your journey there, please hold fast to these few thoughts.

    Consider whether the Movement has it within itself to unite the Ugandan people as you would wish. See how all sense of national cohesion has been destroyed as the NRM has set about breaking up the country district by district, promoting ethnic sentiment and mutual suspicion among Uganda’s peoples. Even as you accuse posters on this site of holding tribalist views, you will acknowledge that the opposition has no patent on sectarian politics. Consider whether, within the bounds of the Movement, you can arrest the tide of clan and tribal politics in which the NRM has been all too happy to indulge – always for the sake of short-term popularity; inevitably at the expense of the broader national good.

    Consider whether, as a Movement cardholder, you can be any more effective in setting a higher level of political discourse; whether you can encourage a more honest and humane character of government; whether you can speak out against corruption and not be harassed for doing so; whether you can build institutions that are not helpless against the will of the party’s potentates. Or consider whether you will be just another supplicant further up in the queue for a measly handout or, worse yet, a practitioner of every ill against which you have campaigned over this last decade.

    All the same, know that the majority of us who stay in the opposition are not shocked by your actions (though we will pretend to be). Food has to be bought, bills have to be paid and life has to go on. All three of those imperatives are more easily addressed within the Movement than without. Fare thee well, our erstwhile colleague.

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