Ugandans in diaspora have kicked off an online petition to the United Nations [UN] asking the world body to help overthrow the NRM government.
The group which calls itself “USA Uganda Movement for Political Revolution 2016” started this petition with a single signature, and now has 9 supporters.
“Start a petition today to change something you care about,” the petitioners who need 100 signatures to complete the petition on change.org, said.
The petition is meant for António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General who succeeded Ban Ki-moon from 1 January 2017.
Guterres was recently in Uganda where alongside Museveni, he opened the assembly on refugees and fundraised for the South Sudan refugees in the country.
However, diasporans are asking him to work hand-in-hand with Pope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, to do away with Museveni’s regime.
“Overthrow the current tyrant Government of Uganda,” the petitioners said, adding, “We want the illegitimate and tyrant government of Uganda to be overthrown to end torture, mass murder and corruption.”
They claim that the current president of Uganda has been in power for 32 years.
“Museveni killed more people than the tyrant Gen. Idi Amin. He also wants to be president for life by removing presidential term limit.”
“His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Alhaji Dr. Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE” aka “the terror of Uganda”, Amin’s regime cost Uganda between 100,000 to 500,000 lives, according to international observers and human rights groups.
Museveni is now 72 years old, which is why he cannot run for re-election in 2021, the petitioners told Guterres and Pope Francis.
“We the people of Uganda are seeking support from world leaders and peace loving people all over the world to help us overthrow Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s regime and get back our country to end torture, mass murder and corruption.”
“This petition will be delivered to: United Nations Secretary General and Pope Frances [sic].”
A one Mandela Nelson from Gulu Uganda signed the petition citing the reasons for signing as, “am tired of poverty, poor health, poor education, poor infrastructure, high level of corruption in Museveni’s regime!