General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of the president of Uganda, has recently declared that he is tired of waiting to lead the nation of East Africa.
General Muhoozi announced on Twitter on March 15, that he would run for Uganda’s top office held by his father Yoweri Museveni in 2026.
However, 10 hours later, he deleted the post, eliciting mixed reactions online, as his father’s party had endorsed the incumbent for the presidency in 2026. This sparked speculation about whether he would challenge his father.
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“The Prime Minister of the UK is 42 years old, and the Prime Minister of Finland is 37 years. Some of us are hitting 50 years old. We are tired of waiting forever. We will take a stand!” General Muhoozi tweeted.
His remarks come against the backdrop of his assertions that he must succeed his father as president.
Muhoozi stated a few months ago that the only way he could make his mother proud was to become Uganda’s president.
“The only way I can re-pay my great mother is by being President of Uganda! And I shall definitely do it!” he said.
Muhoozi, a Ugandan general, sparked outrage last October when he declared himself the country’s next President-designate.
He expressed certainty that the opposition, led by musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, would never lead the country after his father’s retirement.
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“To the Ugandan opposition, after my father, I will defeat you badly in any election. Ugandans love me more than they’ll ever love you,” he said.