President Museveni got grilled this weekend on Talk To Al Jazeera and handled it admirably. The full 52-minute interview is available to embed;

Some quotes included;

  • On being remembered as a dictator: “A dictator who is elected five times? That must be a wonderful dictator.”
  • On a potential sixth term: “We will follow the constitution”
  • On the length of his rule. “My party has been winning. Is that an offence to win elections? What are you worried about?”
  • On alleged nepotism: “My wife, against my advice, she went and stood for the elections and had the biggest majority in the whole country.”

 

When asked if he was planning to run for another term as president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni told Talk To Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall, “We will follow the constitution.”

 

Museveni has ruled Uganda for 31 years, with five presidential terms in office. At 72 though, he is three years away from the constitutional age limit to serve as president. He dismissed speculation that he will try to change that limit to extend his term. “I cannot change the constitution because I do not have the power.”

Similarly, Museveni denied he would go down in history as a dictator. “A dictator who is elected five times? That must be a wonderful dictator.”

Watch the Full interview here;

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