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TOP 10 POPULIST POLITICIANS IN UGANDA

Written by  Aug 08, 2017

Populism is a mode of political communication that is aimed at pitting the ordinary or common person against the elites.

It’s essentially an ideology that seeks to draw a divide between the underprivileged common people and the privileged elites.

Eyewitness24’s survey conducted from 5th July to 5th August conducted by Telephone interview produced the following politicians as the most populist in Uganda today.

  1. YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI

Granted he’s the president of the country albeit without legitimacy but no politician attaches politics to each and every decision he makes like president Museveni. The management of Kampala, the management of the presidential donation budget to functions he attends, you will only a populist.

  1. MUBARAK MUNYAGWA

Majority of voters in Kampala will vote a person who presents himself as the furthest opposition of president Museveni and what his government stands for. This is where Mubarak Munyagwa, the Kawempe South MP excels. Other than that, he’s just a balloon full of air.

  1. BETTY KAMYA

Her shallow utterances about the age – limit question served to confirm why the FDC was right to expel her from the party. She had all along been accused of being the veiled woman who goes to State House at night but critics the NRM during day.

Virtually all her opposition days were spent explaining to the country how Mr. Museveni had been given too much power by the Constitution, and that they needed to be trimmed only to turn around recently and state “Museveni is a gift from God who should rule for life.”

  1. IBRAHIM ABIRIGA

If Dr. Stella Nyanzi should be subjected to a mental test today. Ibrahim Abiriga should have been subjected to the same test yesterday! He’s the kind of representative who makes want to take that journey to Arua Municipality to establish the soundness of the voters in that locality. You cannot claim to love Catholicism more than the pope!

  1. NSEREKO MOHAMMAD

He’s all over the media recently lying to his voters how he was going to table a law in Parliament to solve their problems. How far? Then he was everywhere on the subject of age – limit and his plans to stop it. We have been told that State House has crowned the Kampala legislator a baby who they know how to deal with…breast milk!!!

He’s eloquent and knows how to excite but where are the deliverables?

  1. SSEGIRINYA MOHAMMAD

He’s probably the most famous councilor in the entire country save for the fact he’s a Lord councilor.

But Ssegirinya Mohammad aka Eddoobozi Ly’ekyebando has built a cult following largely because of populism but not that he can deliver anything. People are beginning to think politics is about what this little man stands for!

Apparently he spent the entire weekend in Arua with a cane searching for Ibrahim Abiriga!

  1. REBECCA KADAGA

While I commend Kadaga for liberating Parliament especially monetarily, many Chief Justices including the current one have failed to do, she’s an old woman who benefits nothing from the populist brand of politics.

Land a military helicopter in a stadium interrupting play, calling court orders stupid, and demanding that she be provided with a helicopter are all marks of populism.

  1. SIMEO NSUBUGA

You don’t Simeo Nsubuga like we know him. Simeo Nsubuga packs food on functions he’s invited to attend or speak. The person who coined the word “arrivalism” had the like of this “littleman” in mind.

This latest attempt to make himself the defacto face of the age-limit campaign only served to amplify his qualities.

  1. BETTY NAMBOOZE

Mao this. Mbidde that. This kind of politics by the Mukono Municipality legislator that rotates around bashing supposedly fellow opposition politicians is too cheap.

She will stop at nothing when trying to get in the news as you recently saw her quarreling with a dead person in Edward Rurangaranga, the former UPC Chairman.

  1. ERIAS LUKWAGO

Betty Nambooze and Erias Lukwago came through the same political school. And one is supposed to be a mentor to the other, right?

He opposes project after project most recently the Nakivubo War Memorial project only to be embarrassed later.

Lukwago, who I prefer to call Besigye’s backpack is more of a spokesperson than a Lord Mayor at KCCA.

This is largely because of his not knowing when to cease politicking.

Nevertheless, like Munyagwa, he manages to position himself as a Museveni opposite, which translates into winning, but it brings little to his voters/supporters!

Last modified on Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:13
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