The eight presidential candidates vying for Uganda’s presidency were on Saturday asked to state their most important and worst decisions made in public life.
QUESTION TO ALL: What is the single most important and single most regrettable decision you have made in your public life?
BWANIKA: [Important] When I gave up my job at the university to join the people I lead today
[He fails to think of his most regrettable decision]
MBABAZI: [Important] My decision to fight for justice, democracy and economic welfare for our people.
[Regrettable] There are many …the worst was not to live up to my known practice of resisting dictatorship whevener it showed its face.
BARYAMUREEBA: [Important] After getting my PhD, I was offered several jobs but I decided to come back and work in Uganda.
[Regrettable] After coming back, I had the capacity to employ people but instead I got employed. Today, I would be employing so many people.
BIRAARO: [Important] It was in 1986, in Kitgum, when I was [in an office of authority], and a group came to bribe me with ivory but I refused and went on to report the case.
[Regrettable] I regret ignoring my health during my campaign time as I have been diagnosed with some ulcers, which was very stupid on my part.
BESIGYE: [Important] Was to abnadon my job in Nairobi and head to the tall grass in Luwero.
[Regrettable] Continuing to challenge the dictatorship and attracting dire consequences to members of my family who were never a part of my decision.
MABIRIZI: [Important] When I lost my father, I decided to go and work, look for money and pay my school fees.
[Regrettable] When I decided to carry out a mock election, people turned out very many that up to now I haven’t released the results.
KYALYA: [Important] It was in July 2012 when I decided to got to President Museveni to take on the initiative to work in Busoga region.
[Regrettable]Being self-centered. In Jinja when I let the MP who had rigged the elections to continue leading the people there.
MUSEVENI: [Important] It was in 1966 when I decided to put all my university choices to University of Dar es Salaam and in so doing, I ended up lining up with great people like Julius Nyerere.
[Regrettable] When I delayed to shoot at Idi Amin soldiers and they ended up killing two of our soldiers. That was on January 2, 1973.
Credit: New Vision