“Some people keep saying I want to be president. Frankly speaking, that has never been in my mind,” he said.
However, in a new twist a few days ago, Museveni said he will only vie for the presidency if his dad gives him a nod.
Although Uganda president Yoweri Museveni is yet to okay his son to succeed him, Muhoozi who has often presented himself as the next possible successor of his father, has already started campaigning for the country’s top seat.
Photo trending on social media on Monday, January 23, captured Museveni’s son being escorted by military tankers in the Sebei region as he popularized his 2026 state house bid.
The former Commander of Land Forces announced that he wants to be president of Uganda to honor his mother.
“The only way I can repay my great mother is by being President of Uganda! And I shall definitely do it!!” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Already, the 78-year appears he will defend his seat in the 2026 General Elections.
States are expected to be high should Muhoozi face off with his dad and other opposition leaders in the presidential contest.
However, Gen Muhoozi has two hurdles to jump over if he is to take part in the elections.
The first is to get accepted into the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Some NRM mobilizers are uncomfortable with his 2026 talk, insisting that he is better serving the country in the army.
Further, Museveni is also facing hurdles as Transformer Cadres Association Uganda (TCAU) group is pushing for a constitutional amendment to remove universal adult suffrage and give parliament powers to pick the president.