Born in September 15, 1944, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has served as President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before he captured power in 1986. In the mid- to late 1990s, Museveni was celebrated by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders.
President Museveni came into the political space with the complain that young people in Uganda must be given the opportunity to take part in shaping and contributing to Uganda's development and fought the system against leaders like Idi Amin and Milton Obote. He felt the youth were not involved in political party participation and as a youth himself, he fought through the military to rise to power. Yet after several years, since 1986, Prez Museveni is still the president of Uganda for almost into his 30years in power.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, a former member of parliament, on Pan African TV's late show stated that the sixth term of the Ugandan President leaves room for many to question what he stood for during his youthful ages. He expanded that the same Museveni, who at his young years felt the youth were not allowed, now as an old man thinks the same youth have no experience. He feels young men like Bobi Wine, who is now his political opponent, cannot be taken serious and have no knowledge of governance. The former MP thought this was unfortunate for a President who came into power as a young man and now at his old age prevents and denies another young man (Bobi Wine) the opportunity for new ideas.
The former law-maker expressed surprise and disappointment at the manner at which some African leaders spent time trooping Uganda just to witness the swearing in of such a leader as Museveni. He thinks it was about time such leaders on the African continent are called out of power, since they had outlived their purpose to their countries, especially to leave office when their term is due.
He felt leaders like this lean on to power thinking they alone have solutions to all problems. He cited that nations like the USA have developed despite the many change of short term in leadership. He indicated that long stay in power sometimes repeats same mistakes in governance, which does not develope a country. Alhaji Fuseini stated that many nations have developed slowly by giving opportunities to others to build gradually and continued that one person has never been credited for building a nation alone. Therefore, African leaders must think along such pattern.
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