Museveni: Power is not Easy to Get, It’s not Like Flu
Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni has said power is not something one acquires just like flu.
President Museveni was addressing at least 200 Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) division Councillors.
The councillors and city authority leaders had completed a one-week leadership training at the National leadership institute (Nali) in Kyankwanzi.
Museveni told the councillors to avoid those who thought power was caught as easy as one catches flu.
The president said such people would cause trouble.
MUSEVENI: LEADERSHIP NOT LIKE FLU
“Those who think leadership is like flu that is caught will make you fall into trouble,” Museveni told the councillors.
There had reportedly been threats against the councillors going to Nali, Kyankwazi.
In recent times, Nali has become synonymous with ‘brainwashing of leaders’, according to political critics of Museveni.
Leaders such as MPs have supported controversial ideas that favour Museveni after such meetings at Nali.
But Museveni has praised the councillors for defying a resolution by KCCA’s political wing not to set foot at Kyankwanzi.
KCCA lord mayor Erias Lukwago is a fierce critic of Museveni. Lukwago has recently accused the president of usurping his powers on city matters.
“It is good that you defied the resolution and broke yourselves away from those people who did not want to help you,” said Museveni.
AGE LIMIT DEBATE AT KYANKWANZI?
Critics had earlier thought that Museveni would convince the councillors to support a controversial constitutional amendment on age limit.
The age limit bill seeks to delete the upper age limit in article 102b of Uganda’s constitution to allow Museveni stand for reelection beyond the age of 75.
Museveni was born in 1944 and has been in power since 1986.
The age limit amendment bill remains largely unpopular. Those supporting age limit removal are often treated with hostility.
It is not clear if Museveni discussed the age limit issue with the councillors or if he asked them to support the scheme.