Ugandan chief Yoweri Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, introduced his candidacy for the 2026 presidential election, saying it was “time for our technology to shine,” earlier than retracting his tweet Thursday.
Observers have lengthy thought-about Muhoozi Kainerugaba, 48, who not too long ago turned embroiled in a diplomatic row with Kenya, to be tipped to take over, though Kainerugaba stated in 2013 that “Uganda is just not a monarchy.”
“Within the identify of Jesus Christ my God, within the identify of all of the youth of Uganda and the world and within the identify of our nice revolution, I’ll run for president in 2026,” Muhoozi Kainerugaba wrote on Twitter late Wednesday night, earlier than eradicating his tweet from the social community.
Yoweri Museveni, 78, who has dominated Uganda with an iron fist since 1986, might once more run for president within the upcoming 2026 election.
In one other tweet on Wednesday, which he didn’t delete this time, Muhoozi Kainerugaba appeared to criticize his septuagenarian father, writing, “What number of agree with me that our time has come? Sufficient of the previous individuals ruling us. Dominate us. It is time for our technology to shine. Retweet and like.”
On October 18, 2022, Yoweri Museveni had declared that his solely son — he additionally has three daughters — would now not tweet in regards to the nation’s affairs, after a collection of controversial tweets in early October wherein he had notably threatened to invade Kenya.
The top of state had clarified that his son may nonetheless categorical himself on the social community, supplied he restricted himself to feedback on sports activities, for instance.
However Muhoozi Kainerugaba stated the subsequent day on Twitter: “I’m an grownup and nobody will ban me from something.
In early October, the president’s son had urged that it will take him and his military not “two weeks” to take over the Kenyan capital Nairobi. He apologized a couple of days later to Kenyan President William Ruto.
On October 4, he was changed as head of the Ugandan floor forces.
In 2022, a collection of feedback on Twitter by Muhoozi Kainerugaba in favour of rebels within the Ethiopian area of Tigray, which is at warfare with the federal authorities, additionally angered Addis Ababa.