President Yoweri Museveni has told those bothered by him continuing to offer himself to lead the country to ‘think again’.
President Museveni has been nominated again to carry the flag for National Resistance Movement NRM in the upcoming Presidential elections.
The President was responding to questions from his critics on social media. Museveni in particular zeroed down on those claiming he is ‘old and weak’ to lead the country.
The President who is the chairman of the ruling party said: “Groups that say that I am old, too weak and should let young people to to lead Uganda do not know that, in NRM, leadership is not about biology (young, old, woman, man but ideology.”
Museveni blasted: “If you are not happy with this, you have your parties. Peacefully, compete for votes like the others have done Mzee Ssemwogerere, Besigye, Mama Miria, the late Mzee Ssebaana, Mayanja Kibirige etc. ”
The NRM nominee revealed: “I am in leadership because my party nominated me and I accepted because I know there is work for all of us to do. The majority of the people in government are young people, but young people working with the old ones.”
He went on: “That is how many of you are on the social media, using the internet and the telephone systems the NRM put in place. You are not shouting across valleys with unaided voices but using the systems that the NRM put in place.”
Award winning journalist and writer who has worked as a stringer for a couple of acclaimed South Africa based German journalists, covered 3 Ugandan elections, 2008 Kenya election crisis, with interests in business and sports reporting.