Is a military coup Museveni’s last line of defence against NRM rebels?
Saturday January 26 2013
President Museveni inspects a guard of honour by the UPDF during a flagging-off ceremony for soldiers to Amisom. Photo/FILE
Observers and political actors alike say this complex web of political jostling, grandstanding and now the army openly sniffing at power is directly linked to his long stay in power and his fear of transition.
Mr Muntu said the president’s warning was intended “for purposes of intimidating parliament and intimidating the public so that everybody is gripped by fear and therefore, we cease to do what is right.”
According to Peter Walubiri, a constitutional lawyer, there is a case to be made that the threats of a military takeover could amount to treasonous acts.