The President of Uganda, also the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Presidential aspirant Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has responded to critics and political opponents that say he has over stayed in power.
President Museveni has been the president of Uganda for the last 35 years since 1985. Political opponents have throughout this election campaigns used this as a campaign theme, telling voters that the incumbent president has nothing new to offer after the 35 years in power.
While appearing on an interview aired in RX Radio on Tuesday morning, President Museveni noted that his 35 years in power is actually his most powerful credential against his opponents and that its only Ugandans who will decide whether his long stay in power is an advantage or disadvantage in the coming general election scheduled for 14th January 2021.
“That is a political choice for Ugandans to make on 14 th January 2021. Ugandans will make a decision whether an experienced person is less qualified to become a president than a person who has no experience,” He said.
Uganda will on Thursday this week decided who will become their next president for the next 5 years. There are over 11 presidential candidates that are varying for the highest office in Uganda. However a tight race is between NRM’s President Yoweri Museveni, NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi, and FDC’s Patrick Amuriat.
President Yoweri Museveni has been running his campaigns under the theme ‘Securing Your Future’. Commenting on that theme, the president said that using his experience, he wants to secure the future of the Youth, Uganda and Africa by enabling wealth and job creation, improving infrastructure, creating markets and ensuring peace and security.
“Modern society relies on goods and services which create jobs and wealth. However these can only be sustained with development of reliable infrastructure, ready markets and of course a conducive peaceful environment where there is peace and security. The NRM government has worked hard to make all these conditions available in Uganda. What we need to do now is increase our tax to GDP ratio so that we can have more capital to give our
youth so that they can create their own jobs,” he said.
Listen to the full interview with President Museveni.
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