Go forward presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi, has promised not to prosecute President Yoweri Museveni, if he retires peacefully.
Mbabazi made the remarks while campaigning in Kamwenge district on Monday.
He said if Museveni leaves power peacefully, he [Mbabazi] won’t take him to court and will instead protect him.
Mbabazi told the crowds that it was time the country got some genuine change in leadership.
He urged Museveni to emulate the late Julius Nyerere, former president of Tanzania, and retire when he is still popular.
Most Ugandan leaders, he said, were groomed in Tanzania and need to emulate the quality of Tanzania’s leadership.
“When Nyerere retired, people shouted that t they wanted him back. They were wondering what they would do since the founder of the nation was nolonger in power.”
Mbabazi said that Nyerere was wise enough to refuse clinging onto power.
“He [Nyerere] told them to look for another leader. He insisted and retired.”
Museveni on the other hand has led Uganda for 30 years now but wants to add more five and many more other years.
Mbabazi last week told Mubende that Uganda will remain peaceful after Museveni has been defeated in elections.
He said Ugandan security was not dependent on one person as many think.
Mbabazi asked Kamwenge residents to give him power and see how he works.
“Give me the power and see how I work.”
He promised to revamp health services which have been ignored but the NRM government.