As the political tempo towards the 2021 general election picks up, various politicians with sight on the presidency continue to give their best to impress Ugandans. As all this happens, everyone is watching and judging.
Yesterday, Political Science professor and former Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi talked to the media giving his candid views on what he thinks about FDC top shot Kizza Besigye, Kyadondo East MP Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine, and his former boss, President Yoweri Museveni.
Nsibambi who is enjoying his quiet time in retirement said he didn’t see Kizza besigye being a political force anymore. “His time is up. He is a spent force. He is finished” said a slow talking Nsibambi with age taking toll on the scholar.
Turning to Bobi Wine, Nsibambi said he saw didn’t see the youthful politician as a threat to the present establishment, esepcially in the NRM. “He is gaining ground. But I don’t see him making an impact”. Nsibambi added that that Bobi Wine should now find a suitable party and start using it as his political machinery. “He needs to start using a party or going with the other politicians. He cant do much as an individual”
On his former boss Museveni, the aging Professor said the president needed to groom and appoint a successor when there is still time to make a good transition. “It is important the president gets a suitable succesor when he still can. It is good for transition and the stability of the nation”. Nsibambi however did not say if he believed that Museveni should leave the seat for the successor.
Politicians across the fold have started speaking out on the players in the mix. Last week, retired former minister and People’s Progressive Party President Jaberi Bidandi Ssali also spoke about Bobi Wine and what he views as the political future of Uganda.
About Professor Nsibambi
He was born on 25 October 1940. He is the son of Simeon Nsibambi, who together with John E. Church led the Balokole or the “East African Revival” movement. Nsibambi attended King’s College Budo for his high school education.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, with honors, from the Makerere University under London University. He also holds a Masters of Arts degree in political science from the University of Chicago in the United States. His Doctor of Philosophy degree was obtained from the University of Nairobi.