Ugandan opposition receives support from British ruling party


By Norman Miwambo

British Conservative Member of Parliament Mr Andrew Boff tells London conference his party will support opposition to end 25 years of Museveni rule. Ssuubi leader and former Buganda premier Joseph Mulwanyammuli (with glasses) and DP stalwart and Uganda presidential contestant Samuel Lubega (right) listen attentively.(Photo by Norman Miwambo)

A member of the ruling British Conservative Party has publically declared his party’s position in a bid to support the change of leadership in Uganda. Speaking during an international conference at Ursuline
High School in Ilford- Essex, Saturday, Andrew Boff, said the UK’s Conservative Party can intervene into the internal workings of another country to help individuals to adhere to their legitimate
principles.

“When we see other parties, in other parts of the world, who have the same principles as ourselves, then we do want to support them,” said Mr Boff, who doubles as a member of Conservative Party and featuring on
several London assembly committees, whilst commenting on the current situation and the next general elections. He said: “One of those principles is that leaders agree to be bound by the laws that everybody
agreed to be bound by, then we will be behind you. When we get to a situation that somebody is very good speaking in the opposition, but as soon as they get into power, all of a sudden it appears as if the law doesn’t concern them,” said Mr. Boff, adding that: “Then we will back you in trying to bring those people down.”

“The madness that has become Uganda because one particular person doesn’t realize when it is time to give up,” said Mr. Boff, referring to the fact the President Museveni seized power four years before British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called it a day. Then John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and now David Cameron, they have all presided over a government that supplements Uganda’s annual budget.

“The resources, the history, everything is conducive towards having a prosperous people, self supportive with talents being realised at home,” said Mr Boff, adding that: “We in the Conservative Party, we will support all of you in trying to rectify the madness that has become Uganda.”

Mr Boff further wondered: “What strikes us in the UK about Africa, about Nigeria and I had many dealings with Nigerians in Diaspora, in London as well. Africa should be the wealthiest place on the planet. It should be the most talented place on the planet,” he added. He was amused of the autocratic regimes that have become the obstacles of the vast talents on the African continent: “And it is a shame, we recognise the tears of African and Ugandans looking back where you come from and say why this isn’t happen!”

“When the incumbent came to power, I think Ugandans need to ask themselves, you need to ask your compatriots as well. Is what you have now  the Uganda you hoped for at the time when Museveni became in power; is this what you wanted of Uganda, because surely that; it is a shame that we
recognize the tears of African and Ugandans. Look back where they come from, and we don’t say why this is happening?  We actually believe that the wealth of the nation in this case, Uganda is
a very wealthy nation,” said Mr. Boff, adding that: “We actually believe that the wealth of the nation is better in the people’s pockets than the bank accounts of the government and its leaders.”

He further promised that: “If you believe in that, then the Conservative Party will be behind you. You’re the most important people to influence these elections because you’re the voice of Uganda. It’s not our guess, it is you, with people’s (voters’) contacts,” Mr. Boff, when advising Ugandans abroad to make daily
phone calls at home and tell their relatives to unite and vote Museveni out of power. He said that he was conscious that 99 days remaining before the election days; “90 days before the election that is good number it doesn’t go into three figures.” “What are the things teach people in Conservative Party, that the plan
for the election from back-wards.  

What do need on the Election Day in order to win and get this man out; one of the things you need by the Election Day is the united opposition; even people thrive when the good guys unite themselves. It is important that you lay aside the small differences you have in order to overcome the big difference you had with the man in charge at the moment. You need enough votes. In 99 days, get on
the phone; make phone calls every day to tell people at home to do the needful to kick the man out. You can build the majority you be able to change Uganda into what it is supposed to be.

Illustrating the current UK’s coalition Government, Mr. Boff, advised Ugandans and the opposition to get united and solve the most important problem of Uganda. “I’m not a great lover of the Liberal Democrat, I don’t believe I can count any of them as amongst my personal friend, but one thing I do know is that we both recognized the difficult time in the United Kingdom history,” said Mr. Boff, adding that: “It is better to put those differences aside in the national interests and say; we can fight for another day; we can fight in five years’ time, but now the important thing is we solve the problem of this country.”
“I can’t see any difference between what we’re doing here [in the UK] and what you, Ugandans need to do in order to get victory. I’m very honoured with the former Prime Minister [Joseph Mulwanyamuli, You carried the massage very strongly,” said Boff.

He concluded: “I want to see Uganda as a shining example for the rest of Africa. What I am satisfied of are that; the passion and unity of Ugandans to identify the problems of Uganda.” “You may wonder why that possible interests there is, the Conservative Party to become involved in the internal workings of another country. I mean European countries used to tell Africans what to do for many years. When the incumbent came to power, I think Ugandans need to ask themselves, you need to ask your compatriots as well. Is what you have now the Uganda you hoped for at the time when Museveni became in power; is
what you wanted of Uganda, because surely that can’t be what he promised; it is a shame that we recognize the tears of African and Ugandans. Look back where they come from, and we don’t say why this happening?” “We actually believe that the wealth of the nation in this case, Uganda is a very wealth nation,” said Mr. Boff, adding that: “We actually believe that the wealth of the nation is better in the people’s pockets than the bank accounts of the government and its leaders.” He further promised that: “If you believe in that, then the Conservative Party will be behind you.” He said; “am satisfied of the passion and unity of Ugandans to
identify the problems of Uganda.” “You may wonder why that possible interests there is, the Conservative Party to become involved in the internal workings of another country. I mean European countries used to tell Africans what to do for many years ago, we decided that wasn’t such a good idea,” said Mr. Boff, adding that:

He said the Conservative Party believes in supporting individuals,a  strong family, society and communities. “We will be behind you. You’re the most important people to influence these elections because you’re the voice of Uganda. It’s not our guess, it is you, with people’s (voters’) contacts,” Mr. Boff, when advising Ugandans abroad to make daily phone calls at home and tell their relatives to unite and vote Museveni out of power. He said that he was conscious that 99 days remaining before the election days; “90 days before the election that is good number it doesn’t go into three figures.”

Boff said that what Ugandans now need on  on Election Day in order to win and get ‘this man out’,  is a united opposition; even people thrive when the good guys unite themselves. It is important that you lay aside the small differences you have in order to overcome the big difference you had with the man in charge at the moment. You need enough votes. In 99 days, get on the phone; make phone calls every day to tell people at home to do the needful to kick the man out. You can build the majority you need to be able to
change Uganda into what it is supposed to be.”
Illustrating the current UK’s coalition Government, Mr. Boff, advised Ugandans and the opposition to get united and solve the most important problem of Uganda. “I’m not a great lover of the Liberal Democrats. I don’t believe I can count any of them as amongst my personal friend, but one thing I do know is that we both recognized the difficult time in the United Kingdom history,” said Mr. Boff, adding that: “It is better to put those differences aside in the national interests and say; we can fight for another day; we can fight in five years’ time, but now the important thing is we solve the problem of this country.” “I can’t see any difference between what we’re doing here [in the UK] and what you, Ugandans need to do in order to get victory. I’m very honoured with the former Prime Minister [Joseph Mulwanyamuli, You carried the
massage very strongly,” said Boff. He concluded saying that: “I want to see Uganda as a shining example for the rest of Africa.”

Former Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom, Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemogerere, and the leader of Ssuubi, a pressure group that campaigns for the united opposition to get rid of Museveni through a ballot, was among the guest speakers. “Through divide and rule; the authoritarian, autocratic and dictatorial rule, the mourners of politics have suppressed the populous to the extent of forgetting that they are doing it not only to the ordinary citizens but also to the owners of the country.”  Katikkiro Mulwanyamuli who also participated in the war that brought Museveni to power 25 years ago, was referring to the September 11th, 2009, when the central government blocked the Buganda King, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, from travelling to an area within his Kingdom.

Other speakers who include; independent presidential candidate Samuel Lubega, Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party, East London Ms Lauretta Onochie, Alex Oringa, Betty Atuku the Chairperson  of Lubega campaign team in Diaspora.

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One Response to Ugandan opposition receives support from British ruling party

  1. DAVID says:

    Andrew Boff should back off Uganda’s internal affairs alone and instead concetrate on his gayism hobby which he understands most.Boff shouldn’t forget that his British ancestors who pioneered him in the colonisation of Uganda administered it with an iron fist.

    For the seven decades of their dictatorial rule in Uganda,there weren’t elections,referanda etc to determine their unabated colonisation that was even characterised by slave-trade(despite the so called 1830 anti-slavery act),plunder,massacres,looting of resources etc.

    Instead of poking his nose into the affairs of an independent country,being an MP of a country that devastated our beloved continent politically,socially and economically,Andrew Boff and his ilk would by now be formulating a bill aimed at reparating the Africans for the damage that the Britons incurred onto them by either omission or commission.

    By determining for the Ugandans the choice of the president that they should vote for,are we stupid not to make rational,reasonable and logical decisions?????,don’t we know what we want?????.If a handful of some mentally enslaved individuals(of Ssuubi) like Mulwanyamuli approach him for consultation(s) over the presidential choice(s),why should he be made to believe that such consultation(s) by such ideologically bankrupt individuals are binding to all the Ugandan yet such fellows don’t hold any elective positions??????

    Instead of stretching his nose into the affairs of a country miles away from the UK,Andrew Boff should together with his UK Conservative Party ilk should by now be devising means of ensuring a future outright win in the UK elections instead of stitching themselves in conjunction with their Liberal Democrat counterparts into the “CONDEMNATION” coalition.Hoping that this will be a nice message to Boff through his Ssuubi flunkeys.

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