Janet for President? On Facebook

Janet Museveni for president 2011
Janet Museveni for president 2011

A group of Facebookers have started a page on the site called “Mama Janet Museveni for President 2011″. As you can tell by the name of the group, these people want the First Lady to take over from the First Man. Over 1,680 people have signed up in support of the page.

In between the posts on the page promising that you can make $5,000 a month working from the comfort of your own home, Mama Janet is getting some genuine support.

One Julius Tugume asks the first lady to take up the challenge and Ugandans will give her more votes than her husband. He adds that current President Museveni should be her political adviser.

Another supporter, Vernon Tugumizemu, says that he will sacrifice all his time to campaign for Mama Janet should she stand for the presidency because she is appealing to the entire youth fraternity. Oscar Serwanja wants Janet as President and Yoweri as Vice President, which will make Uganda a far better place.

Benard Adiko Ayo who says he supports Janet for presidency, asks her what she is going to do for Northern Uganda since her husband always says “we are small mosquito, and all our cattle was stolen in his time and he has done nothing about it.”

However, Akanga Robert says thinks that even though Mama Janet is a role model for this country, he will not support her bid for presidency and that he will fight whoever stands against Mzee Museveni.

He goes on that in Uganda, if there was no Museveni, it would have been necessary to invent one, and that Ugandans should feel fortunate to have him. “I strongly believe that Mzee is irreplaceable, at least in the foreseen future,” he concludes.

In response to the supporters of her presidential project, Janet states that all Ugandans should remain behind Mzee Yoweri Museveni “to lead us into the new decade.” She further informs them that the delegates in the recently concluded chaotic NRM Conference decided to front Yoweri Museveni as the party flag-bearer into the 2011 general elections, and that is not going to change.

As this debate goes on, it is good to note that Ugandans have embraced discussing such issues online, although some of the topics discussed are admittedly a bit sloppy