The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in office since 1986 and he is still seeking his sixth term in the coming general election. This has made his political opponents advise him to allow someone else to take over.
President Yoweri Museveni on Monday 14th took his campaigns to Rukungiri and Kanungu where he met several National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders.
President Yoweri Museveni took the opportunity to respond to those who have been telling him to go home adding that there is nothing he wants in politics.
“There is nothing I want in politics. There is nothing that puts me in politics. These guys who say you go! You go! They annoy me but I just keep quiet,” President Yoweri Museveni.
President Museveni also went ahead to claim that he will only go if a useful person comes and he sees where to leave Uganda.
“Let me stay since Ugandans still want me. I will go if a useful person comes and sees where to leave Uganda,” President Yoweri Museveni.
President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM party flag bearer also said that there is nothing that NRM can’t do. He also said that what the party needs are leaders especially the members of parliament who work along with the president.
“All we want is leaders especially MPs who work along with the president. Wasting time will not help, tell them to work with the old man and serve well,” President Yoweri Museveni said to the NRM party officials.
Several presidential candidates especially the opposition candidate Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine have been complaining of too much interference during their campaigns.
This has made them to somehow doubt whether the country would be able to organise a free, fair and peaceful election scheduled for 2021.
The Ugandan campaigns have been characterized by violence where supporters of other presidential candidates have engaged in running battles with the police and the military as they are denied access to different campaign venues.