By Spy Uganda
Ugandan military officer, professional artist, and educator, General Elly Tumwine who was previously kicked out of Museveni’s cabinet where he has been serving as Security Minister, has tasked his boss in army who is also the president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to retire so as the country be saved from a looming terrible political quagmire that may come as a result of his overstay in power.
“I think he knows I am not interested in positions that people fight for. That is why he would rather take care of his political interests of balancing here and there,” says Tumwine.
Tumwine who served as commander of the National Resistance Army from 1984 to 1987 says him as one of the highest ranking army chief it’s his duty to save the President from hubris syndrome a disease he says is diagnosed by political scientists of not taking advice.
“It is our duty to save the President from hubris syndrome a disease diagnosed by political scientists of not taking advice,” he adds.
According to Tumwine, President Museveni has served Uganda well and deserves a peaceful retirement which he believes will boost the stability of the country he has served almost his life time.
Tumwine also drew loopholes in Museveni’s previous appointments saying; “He has talked of recruiting fishermen. He had done this long ago, we are the fishermen. Now he has recruited the Zacharia’s and they are welcome but they have to learn.”
Tumwine also hits at warfighters who turned opposition against Museveni’s government including; Gen David Sejusa (Tinyefuza), Mugisha Muntu, late Maj.Gen Benon Biraro, Lt.Gen Henry Tumukunde among others saying he was patient enough not to move same direction with them.
“In the 35 years, I have been a Minister for only five years unlike some of my colleagues (Bush War Veterans). I have supported them to push our mission of social and economic transformation. Some people have left and even opposed us. I have been patient,” says Gen Elly Tumwine.