Military Police has today arrested the former Coordinator of Intelligence Services General David Sejusa.
According to sources, Gen Sejusa is suspected of being the mastermind behind the anti-regime ‘defiance’ campaign associated with the Forum for Democratic Change flag bearer Dr Col Kizza Besigye.
In April 2013 Gen Sejusa penned a letter to the Director General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Brig Ronnie Balya, claiming that there was a ‘succession’ plan where Mr Yoweri Museveni was grooming his son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over power from Museveni. Gen Sejusa later fled to exile in the UK but was to return after two years, albeit still recalcitrant.
And since his campaigns began on November 5 Col Besigye has been insisting that he is carrying out a defiance campaign against the National Resistance Movement government, which has been in power for 30 years and has allegedly robbed him of electoral victory twice, in 2006 and 2011.
And the General weighed in and said that Besigye’s electoral victory was ‘stolen’ in 2006, something that could have put him in more trouble, leading to his arrest today.
The relations between Col Besigye and Gen Sejusa go back a long way, with both having been in the same hall of residence at Makerere University.
Sources say that Besigye and Sejusa stayed in the same house on Akii-Bua Road in Nakasero just after the 1896 capture of power by the NRM. Later, Besigye was to become Gen Sejusa’s Bestman.