Controversial journalist Andrew Mwenda has said Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has the best chance of replacing President Museveni if he bowed out of power today.
Mwenda who was appearing on NBS television’s Morning Breeze show hosted by Kaggwa Njala, said Ssekandi has the best political strategy of all political leaders in the ruling NRM, since he doesn’t threaten any power base in the Ugandan political spectrum.
“Ssekandi looks dull”, Mwenda said, “it could be his character or strategy or both,” the Independent magazine publisher argued.
He however added, that the first family, military, veterans, historicals, business community, Churches, cultural institutions among others would most likely rally behind Ssekandi than Kizza Besigye or Bobi Wine, Mwenda said.
The journalist said Ssekandi was also advantaged by his being a Muganda, and a Catholic, which worked against Besigye who is a Westerner and an Anglican.
Mwenda said however, Bobi Wine would be the closest challenger to Ssekandi, who is aged over 75 years. The Ugandan law can bar Ssekandi since the age cap was removed from the Constitution last year.