The “Disciples of Odrek Rwabwogo,” a group of members inside the NRM who name themselves “Disciples of Odrek Rwabwogo,” have asked that the topic of President Museveni’s succession be openly aired and debated.
Rwabwogo is the president’s senior presidential advisor for special duties and is his in-law. He’s been thrown into the Museveni succession debate recently, but he denies having presidential ambitions.
Failure to prepare for the post-Museveni period, according to Rwabwogo’s supporters, might drive the country into “turmoil,” according to a letter to NRM Secretary General Richard Todwong dated October 4.
“Without bigotry, prejudice, or paranoia, our party chairman, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, has genuinely and tremendously worked for our party, the Mighty NRM…
Part of the letter signed by Yosia Mugaaju and Musa Rwamigoye says, “We must play a role by providing him confidence by identifying the next leaders within our party as he guides them for a seamless and peaceful transition.”
Mugaaju is listed as the chairperson of the “Disciples of Odrek Rwabwogo” in the letter, while Rwamigoye is listed as the group’s secretary for publicity and mobilization.
It’s unclear whether the group has a strong relationship with Rwabwogo or whether they’re merely admirers. The communication was acknowledged by the NRM secretariat.
Rwabwogo recently debunked speculation that he is plotting to succeed Museveni.
“I assume this is enemy propaganda intended to provoke unneeded discord and it should be rejected,” Rwabwogo said in an opinion post. Anyone who falls for these acts or is unconcerned about their harmful consequences is a threat to the stability for which so many people have given their lives.”
However, the organization now wants all NRM structures to discuss the issue and come to an agreement.