KAMPALA – Kampala Lord Mayor and opposition politician Erias Lukwago has said President Museveni has abused the presidency by beginning to salute musicians and offering them money.
About two weeks ago, Mr Museveni appointed artistes Buchaman and Catherine Kusasira presidential envoy to the ghetto and presidential advisor for Kampala, respectively.
But Mr Lukwago said it is said for a fountain of honour to start creating parallel political structures with some people known to be drug addicts.
“It was very sad for the country to see a person who is supposed to be a fountain of honour degenerating to those levels. He should carry himself in a manner that is decorum. But to see him standing out to give a salute to a man like Butcherman, then Full Figure was one of those lowest moments in this county,” he said in an interview on Monday morning.
“Should we run and destroy the state structure to that level? You have leaders appointed by the president to deal with matters of Kampala. You then come out to sideline all the people and create another budget. This amounts to the abuse of office,” he added.
The Lord Mayor nevertheless urged fellow opposition politicians to unite in the face of the President’s perceived buying of all those opposed to his rule.
“The message to the comrades in the struggle is that we need to critically look at the changes happening. Museveni has sent out the signals to all of us, let us not ignore them. He is on the offence when it comes to manoeuvring warfare. Let us not play to his game,” Mr Lukwago said.
“What is happening right now is that he is picking anyone and in a way, he is trying to send out a message that he sees what is happening in our camp, it won’t help matters if we continue attacking each other. President Museveni has opened the taps, cash is all over. He is on the loose when it comes to buying out opponents,” he added.