I Won't Seek Re-Election After Making 75 Years - Museveni

  • Posted on: 24 August 2016
  • By: Sanyu FM

President Museveni has ruled out standing for re-election at the expiry of his term in 2021, according to Chimp Reports.

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.

However, in an interview with NTV’s Patrick Kamara, Museveni for the first time discloses his desire to relinquish power.

Kamara is seen in the video asking Museveni: “What’s 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.”

Museveni adds: “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.

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,” suggested Museveni.

The NRM party leader will clock 75 years in 2019.