The emergence of Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has come as a major threat to president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni whose grip on power has been shaken by the new kid on block.
As a result, Museveni has embarked on political empowerment as a measure to counter Bobi Wine whose popularity has been growing day by day.
Bobi Wine is considered by the ruling party as the most promising politician Buganda has produced since the days of Ben Kiwanuka and PK Semogerere.
To decisively deal with him, the ruling party is planning to politically invest in Buganda region mobilization like never before. For this reason, Buganda could end up taking both Vice President and Prime Minister or even Speaker in the upcoming reshuffle which will be announced by the president soon.
For that reason Kampala minister Beti Kamya and Ruth Nankabirwa have been tipped to eat big in order dwarft Kyadondo East member of parliament influence.
President Museveni is also contemplating on appointing General Muhoozi as State Minister for Defence in order to march the popularity of the youthful legislator.
JC Muyingo also stands high chance of becoming full cabinet minister for education in case the Maama Janet is moved elsewhere or opts out on her own.
General Katumba Wamala who command huge respect within Buganda is destined to become full cabinet minister Kyagulanyiand Transport. He too will be part of the effort to counter the Bobi Wine Kyagulanyi effect in the politically very fertile Buganda region.
We are told the president will deploy the man from Kamwenge Frank Tumwebaze as Government Chief Whip to enable the ruling party and the president to benefit from his eloquence as there will be need to counter the opposition (pro-Bobi) propaganda in Parliament led by an independent-minded Speaker whose loyalty sometimes can’t be taken for granted.
Museveni would wish to make Kadaga Vice President and get a more subservient politician to become Speaker but there are fears the Kadaga would resist such compromise. Besides the energy docket, its being proposed that Sam Kutesa is also made 3rd Deputy Prime Minister.
Others individuals destined to eat big include Beatrice Anywar, Raphael Magyezi, James Kakooza and Pro Muntu Anita Among who is also increasingly distinguishing herself as an influential kingmaker at the Museveni palace.
For Mityana’s case, a serious race is between Judith Nabakooba and Godfrey Kiwanda who has excelled and gained national visibility as State Minister for tourism.
There is need for one of them to eat big because Mityana is increasingly slipping away to the opposition partly because of the influence of Mityana municipality member of parliament Francis Zzake. Its also a rapidly urbanizing district with Mr. Bobi Wine‘s People Power gospel spreading like a bush fire.