Muhoozi Kainerugaba the son of president Museveni also doubling as Commander of the UPDF Land Forces has expressed his interest in putting down the military regime reigning supreme in Guinea Conakry.
Guinea military junta came into power after disposing off Alpha Conde in a military coup.
In a tweet on his official handle Gen Muhoozi said that Uganda’s UPDF could “discipline” the new junta under Col Mamady Doumbouya, if President Yoweri Museveni gave the greenlight.
“If our Commander in Chief gave us instructions it wouldn’t take UPDF a day to discipline mutinous troops like the ones in Guinea-Conakry,” Muhoozi said.
While replying to his tweet FDC said:
“As the saying goes, alcohol & violence is a harmful cocktail It’s often better to walk away from conflicts with other countries when your security isn’t favourable to citizens.”
FDC advised Muhoozi to handle what he can one at a time fo instance handling issues at home prior to going to foreign land.
“Let’s first discipline Machete killers in different regions than these operations that help a few”
It should be noted that while in an interview with french international tv France 24 Museveni described the military coup in the West African Nation “a step backwards”.
He also called on the international community to sanction the new government, adding that such military coups are of low value.”
The Guinea coup is the third military takeover of power in West Africa in less than a year after Mali and Niger.
The situation remains in Conakry tense despite assurances from the military of a fresh constitution and efficient leadership.
Col Mamady Doumbouya had promised to “bring together the four regions, the Diaspora, and have inclusive consultations to decide the future of this country.”
He added: “We will not repeat the mistakes of our predecessors. I appeal to the unity of the entire Guinean army. We are going to put some order. We have come to answer the appeal of the Guinean population and to restore democracy. For now, I ask all soldiers to join this patriotic movement.”
Mamady said “Condé is currently in a safe place and he has even met his doctor.”