President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during an interview with a TRT journalist has revealed how he has no regrets for overstaying in power.
Museveni who ascended to Uganda’s top political office in 1986 is just 4 years shy of making 40 years as the Ugandan president.
This was a reply to a question posed by the journalist on whether he has any regrets or feelings that there is something he hasn’t sufficiently done for the country.
According to Museveni, everything he has achieved or failed at is inked down in records. Therefore those who come after him will have a clear path on where to start from.
As per his earlier remarks about his son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba succeeding him, Museveni reiterated that Uganda is not his personal property.
The President said that Uganda belongs to Ugandans who reserve the right to choose their own leader who they want.
Further, he also trashed allegations of gun violence and electoral malpractice as the reasons that he’s in power.
Museveni also said that as a person he has one vote which can’t guarantee Muhoozi the presidency. Therefore it will be Ugandans who take to the polls to see if they want Muhoozi or not.
He also said that he doesn’t have the power to stop his son from contesting even against him since it’s his constitutional right.
Plus the famous Muhoozi birthday parties were bashed by the president as a plot to popularize Muhoozi towards the presidency thus making him his successor.
Museveni said that there lots of potential replacements in the NRM to take after him.