Nobody will ever disturb our peace because we have the capacity to quash them, president Museveni has said ahead of the February 2016 elections.
Mr Museveni said Uganda is one of the most peaceful countries in the region and not even opposition will disturb the country’s security.
He made the remarks today while addressing the press at State House Entebbe, just a day after the second round of the presidential debate.
On the question of why he thinks independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabzi and Forum for Democratic Change candidate Dr Kizza Besigye are not fit to lead Uganda, Museveni said he is by far the most qualified candidate of all those vying for presidency.
“I am the best candidate in terms of my track record, history and that’s why I am called sabalwanyi,” he said.
Barely a month after snubbing the first presidential live TV debate and thereafter cynically justifying his absence by saying such “talking competitions are for school kids” President Museveni finally showed up for the second live debate at Kampala Serena Conference Hall last evening.
His arrival at the debate venue stole the show for a while, thrust other candidates who had arrived earlier in some shadow of sorts, but this was cut short at the red carpet moments later when Dr Besigye, walked in.
Dr Besigye received a resounding applause as he ascended on the red carpet with his wife Winnie Byanyima in tow. This was a sort of surprise because many Ugandans have not seen her in the campaign this far.
The candidates were welcomed with preliminary interviews with the media; each giving a brief on how he would address various national and international issues in his term as president. The questions focused mainly on peace and security and most markedly foreign policy.