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Part II: How Museveni used Obote to defeat Ssemo

Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Museveni

 

Former Democratic Party (DP) leader, Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere, was perhaps President Museveni’s first direct and most credible political rival in the post-bush war era presidential election in 1996.

Ssemogerere had been part of the broad-based government experiment; initially sitting in cabinet variously as Internal Affairs minister, and then Foreign Affairs minister. But he was reportedly constantly under attack from regime insiders.

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