I will leave power anytime-Museveni


Museveni at the golden jubilee awards ceremony

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has said he will leave power any time and other people will take over the mantle to lead the country.

Museveni however, did not say whether he intends to make this as his last term of office.

However, there are speculations that the president who recently celebrated his 72nd birthday will contest for the seat come 2021 yet by that time, he will more than 75 years of age- the presidential age limit according to Uganda’s constitution.

According to his critics, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs are mooting a plan to lift the age limit provision so as to allow Mr Museveni to contest.

NRM has more than 80% of the seats out of the 430 MPs in the current parliament.

While presiding over the ceremony where Parliament awarded Golden Jubilee medals to current and former legislators, president Museveni said “We shall leave and Uganda will continue.”

However, before he leaves, Museveni said his government intends to work on the welfare of the former leaders, especially members of parliament.

“The welfare of former leaders is solvable because we are moving well. We are going to work on the welfare of the former MPs and their descendants. But do not bring the entire clan and call them descendants of former MPs.

According to him, there are about 1000 former leaders.

“1,000 is not a big number, we are going to handle it. When we say we have come from far, do not say that it is only the NRM. Many Ugandans have contributed. It is not only the bush people who vote. If it was only them, we would not get 70 percent in the elections,” he said.

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