This entire week has been filled with Lt. Gen. Tumukunde stories after the declaration of his intentions to contest for the Presidency in the general elections next year. The general has talked all sorts of things concerning the governance of this country and the state of the opposition.
The fact that Tumukunde came out to show interest in the top office of the land that is currently occupied by his former boss has raised questions among the public asking whether his intentions are pure, and that he is not just in the opposition to disorganize them.
While appearing on Capital FM’s talk show The Capital Gang yesterday, the former Security Minister narrated that unlike other NRM he has not always been in the armpits of the President, defying his orders, legally, on several occasions.
One such occasion, Tumukunde narrated, was when he wanted to stand for Rubabu in Rukungiri, and the President asked him where he got permission to stand.
“Eriya Kategaya called me and said that I need clearance from the President to stand. I told him that is not what the law says. The President thought that in order to stand you have to first get permission. The problem with Ugandans is they think everything Museveni tells them is the law,” Tumukunde said.