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Museveni is a Real Gentleman, Very Alert – Mukula

Captain Mike Mukula

The Eastern Uganda National Resistance Movement (NRM) Vice Chairperson Captain Mike Mukula has expressed more reasons to celebrate the Fountain of Honor, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

 In a social media tweet that went viral early this week, Mukula described the Commander of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) as a perfect gentleman.

Mukula heighted his lifestyle as one thing that does not only make him a good leader but an extremely strategic expert.

“President MUSEVENI in the last 34 years has never taken a holiday, Never fallen ill, does not have a personal car, does not take alcohol, never smoked ,workaholic, regular gym, very alert , extremely strategic.” He noted.

About President Museveni

Yoweri  Kaguta Museveni became President of the Republic of Uganda on January 29, 1986 after leading a successful five-year liberation struggle.

He went to the bush with 26 other young men and organised the National Resistance Movement and National Resistance Army (NRM/NRA) to oppose the tyranny that previous regimes had unleashed upon the population.

After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped to unite the country’s political groups. Previous to the struggle of 1981-1986, Museveni had been one of the leaders in the anti-Amin resistance of 1971-1979 that had led to the fall of that monstrous regime.

Museveni, who has been politically active since his student days at Ntare School, Mbarara, in South West Uganda, studied political science at the University of Dar es Salaam, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science.

After Idi Amin’s coup in 1971, Museveni was instrumental in forming FRONASA (the Front for National Salvation). Fronasa made up the core of one of the Ugandan fighting groups which, together with the Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces, ousted Amin’s regime in April 1979.

After victory, he formed a broad-based government that helped to unite the country’s political groups.

Previous to the struggle of 1981-1986, Museveni had been one of the leaders in the anti-Amin resistance of 1971-1979 that had led to the fall of that monstrous regime.

The NRA was unique in Africa In the governments that succeeded Amin, Museveni served briefly as Minister of Defence, Minister of Regional Co-operation and Vice-Chairman of the Military Commission. In December 1980, the country’s first general elections in 20 years were held but they

were rigged by Milton Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress party. During the election campaign, Museveni had warned that if the elections were rigged,

he would fight Obote’s regime and on February 6, 1981, he launched the guerrilla struggle. He went to the bush with only 26 guns and organised the National Resistance Army (NRA) to oppose the tyranny that

Obote’s regime had unleashed upon the population. The NRA (now renamed the Uganda People’s Defence Forces) is unique in Africa for being the only guerrilla force to take over power without much external support and without having a rear base in a neighbouring country. Its main camps were based only 20 miles from the capital, Kampala. This demonstrated how the NRA leadership was, in extremely difficult circumstances, capable of achieving sophisticated levels of organisational discipline and techniques for managing both soldiers and civilians.


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