With Museveni still blowing hot and cold, a pattern finally emerges
Saturday January 3 2015
Youthful NRM supporters show their support for President Yoweri Museveni. The party leader has entrusted key positions to the youth but is still the presidential flagbearer in 2016 elections. FILE PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The EastAfrican has learnt that, during one of the meetings of the Army Council in 2013, President Museveni told the military’s top brass that it was time to begin thinking about a gradual transfer of power to the younger generation in both the party and the army.
While his plan for a generational change in the military seems to be proceeding smoothly, weaning them off politics is less certain.
But with his impending endorsement as the NRM flag bearer in the forthcoming polls, it is clear that he intends to be around — at least for the next six years.
With President Yoweri Museveni’s longtime ally turned rival Amama Mbabazi out of the way, political analysts are now waiting to see the president’s next move, which is likely to be a Cabinet reshuffle in a bid to consolidate his position.