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Museveni admits to relinquish power after 75 years

In an interview with NTV, Museveni for the first time Ugandan incumbent president Yoweli Kaguta Museveni discloses his desire to abandon power.

Museveni, who came to power in 1986 following a protracted armed struggle, had until recently not exhibited any intentions to leave the highest political office in the land until NTV’s Patrick Kamaya asked him, “What your view on the age limit?; Should the age limit be there anyway?”

The president responds: “Well that one we had ignored. We had not discussed it. It can be discussed. But I think after 75, the vigor; I think there is some scientific idea there. That may be the vigor is not as much after 75 years.”

The ruling party’s opponents have since criticized Museveni for the limpness in government which continues to undermine public service delivery, according to Chimpreports.

Museveni said good leaders need to be active. “I know some leaders who have been leading even beyond after 75.  But I think if you want very active leaders it should be the ones below 75 years,” added Museveni.

Museveni who further said ‘Not at all, certainly not’ about his retirement; his recent comments are a huge departure from his earlier stance that he was not about to leave the stage. Appearing on a radio talk show in 2014, Museveni said each time he seeks to retire and Ugandans re-elect him.

Théogène U @Bwiza.com

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