Those who say let him go, this is not the right time – Museveni.

President Yoweri Museveni has said he
needs more time to develop the country as he
looks to enter a fourth decade in power, urging
voters to re-elect the “old man.”
As a younger man he said leaders who
“overstayed” in power were the root of Africa’s
problems, but 30 years later he is still in charge
and hoping to win a fifth term in elections next month.
“Those who say, ‘let him go, let him go’, they
need to know that this is not the right time,”
Museveni said at an election rally in the western
Ntungamo district on Saturday, according to
reports in the Daily Monitor newspaper on
“This old man who has saved the country, how
do you want him to go? How can I go out of a
banana plantation I have planted that has started
bearing fruits?”
Seven opposition candidates are vying to end
Museveni’s 30-year rule in the February 18 poll.
“We must concentrate on development, my time
will come and I will go,” he added,.
Amama Mbabazi, a former prime
minister and ruling party stalwart now running for
the new Go-Forward party.
Mbabazi has said if he wins he would restore
term limits to the presidency.
“When he (Museveni) told me that he will not
retire and requested me to support his continuity,
I said ‘no’ and here I am,” Mbabazi said at a rally.

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