Lule was elected to lead the various guerilla forces because they wanted to buy into Buganda support, and this was in March 1979. It was the turning point of that war. And trust you people, after you got what you wanted (overthrow Amin) you kicked him in the butt after he refused to bow to pressure from Nyerere to reinstated Obote either as Minister of Internal Affairs, Defence of Foreign Affairs. By then the war was no longer a guerilla war, from day one in October 1978, that war was a convetional war with predetermined battle fronts. The guerilla war was run from 1971 – 1977 culminating with the deaths of Janan Luwum, Erinayo Oryema and Oboth Ofumbi.
Obote was revisiting history. Do you know the first person who brought the idea of building more and more prisons in Uganda (read Buganda)? It was the British protectorate Governor, Sir Andrew Cohen, after he had realised the potential of the Baganda to bring rebellion against the British government! In his maiden speech, he threatened, “I shall build more and more prisons in order to enforce British rule in this country!”
So Obote knew of the same, especially after the 24 May 1966, he knew of the potential of the resistance in Buganda, so he revived Sir Andrew Cohen’s abandoned plans – build more prisons in anticipation of the Buganda Resistance. Wow!!
What is amazing here is the Obote I regime’s wish to expand LUZIRA PRISON!
So the Obote 1 plans were to imprison as many Ugandans as possible, but not to eradicate Poverty, Disease and Ignorance! Wow!! Mwami Mulindwa obeewo for giving us bwino!