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This easily topped his nearest challenger, Besigye, who had been Museveni's physician and told reporters that he and his supporters "downrightly snub" the outcome as well as the unremitting rule of Museveni or any person he may appoint.
The "special status" granted to Buganda meant that the 21 Buganda seats were elected by proportional representation reflecting the elections to the Buganda parliament — the Lukikko.
On 20 Februarythe Uganda Electoral Commission declared the incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the winning candidate of the elections that were held on 18 February The perception that the government was at war with the Bantu was further enhanced when Obote arrested and imprisoned the mainly Bantu ministers who backed Ibingira.
KY appeared to respond in parliament through one of their few remaining MPs, the terminally ill Daudi Ochieng. Amin ruled Uganda as dictator with the support of the military for the next eight years. This drew in substantial support from outside Buganda. The conflicts were further intensified by the newcomers who had crossed the parliamentary floor from DP and KY.
In the pre-Independence elections, the UPC ran no candidates in Buganda and won 37 of the 61 directly elected seats outside Buganda. The tribal nature of Ugandan politics was also manifesting itself in government. Colonial governors had failed to come up with a formula that worked. Indeed, by accepting the presidency four years earlier and siding with the UPC, the Kabaka had divided his people and taken the side of one against the other.
Abolition of lands for Buganda chiefs. The UPC at its heart was dominated by politicians who wanted to rectify what they saw as the regional inequality that favoured Buganda's special status. Obote abolished the constitution and effectively suspended elections due in a few months.
A constitutional referendum cancelled this nineteen-year ban on multi-party politics in July Besigye added that the rigged elections would definitely lead to an illegitimate leadership and that it is up to Ugandans to critically analyse this. As its ranks swelled, the ethnic, religious, regional and personal interests began to shake the party.
A more worrying fact for the UPC was that the next national elections loomed in — and without the support of KY who were now likely to back the DPand the growing factionalism in the UPC, there was the real possibility that the UPC would be out of power in months.
The Kabaka favoured the neo-traditionalists. Obote decided to allow a referendum, which angered the Kabaka and most of the rest of Buganda. He asked for foreign help and the Buganda parliament demanded that the Uganda government leave Buganda including the capital, Kampala.
Here was the first demonstration as to how Obote was losing control of his party. Ochieng was an irony — although from Northern Uganda, he had risen high in the ranks of KY and become a close confidant to the Kabaka who had gifted him with large land titles in Buganda. They were followed in the s by British explorers searching for the source of the Nile.
The bitterness between these two parties was extremely intense especially as the first elections for the post-Colonial parliament approached. The bringing of Buganda financial management under further central control. This was unlikely as Obote now felt emboldened and saw the Kabaka as weak. The Kabaka was often regarded as aloof and unresponsive to advice from the younger Buganda politicians who better understood the new post-Independence politics, unlike the traditionalists who were ambivalent to what was going on as long as their traditional benefits were maintained.
KY won a resounding victory over DP, winning north buganda dating 21 seats.
The British trained Captain — the Kabaka with about armed men kept Idi Amin at bay for twelve hours. Second — the security forces — the British colonialists had recruited the army and police almost exclusively from Northern Uganda due to their perceived suitability for these roles. The Kabaka escaped over the palace walls and was scuttled off into exile in London by supporters.
He has struggled for years in the civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army, which has been guilty of numerous crimes against humanity, including child slaverythe Atiak massacreand other mass murders. Obote also gave Amin more power — giving him the Army Commander position over the previous holder Opolot who had relations to Buganda through marriage possibly believing Opolot would be reluctant to take military action against the Kabaka if it came to that.
Ibingira subsequently became the symbol of the opposition to Obote within the UPC. The DP won 24 seats outside Buganda. Buganda never sought independence, but rather appeared to be comfortable with a loose arrangement that guaranteed them privileges above the other subjects within the protectorate or a special status when the British left.
Museveni ran against several candidates, the most prominent of them being Kizza Besigye. The Uganda Printers Building on Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda The Buganda Crisis — This section may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may interest only a particular audience. This shook the government and raised tensions in the country.
In the mid-to-late s, Museveni was lauded by western countries as part of a new generation of African leaders. The abolition of the Buganda High Court — removing any judicial authority the Kabaka had. Uganda Protectorate In the s, 32, labourers from British India were recruited to East Africa under indentured labour contracts to construct the Uganda Railway.