“Cool your Temper, I won’t contest in 2036” Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni
H.E President Yoweri Museveni

The wind of change that has swept the East African countries has finally landed in the Pearl Of Africa, Uganda.

This comes with the swift declaration from the well-decorated 1982 bush war Hero H.E the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta that by 2036 he will retire from politics.

The 75-year-old General has followed his fellow presidents Kagame of Rwanda, Magufuli of Tanzania and Nkurunziza of Burundi.

It Should be noted by the time Museveni expects to retire who would have ruled Uganda for 51 years with total presidential terms of close 8 terms.

It is said that he made this decision because his vision for the country will be obscured by poor vision as a result of old age, citing that at this time he would rather live comfortably at his farm.

Museveni who is currently 75 years, is widely expected to seek re-election in 2021 and after this, there will be two elections (2026 and 2031) for which he still hopes to contest, assuming he still has the energy.

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Patrick Luwagga is the editorial director of cross-platform content for UGANDANZ. He works across the newsroom and with business partners to drive and develop ambitious editorial projects that include digital journalism, video, data research, polling, live events, and thought-leadership series that are supported by outside underwriting. As executive director, he is responsible for the creation of Political news section, prior to joining UGANDANZ, Patrick was the chief editor for the national weekly news magazine of Kasese Times. In that role, he covered several presidential elections, wrote and produced two television documentaries, and was a regular commentator on television and radio news programs. Patrick was born in Masaka and grew up in Kasese. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Makerere University where he was a Knight Foundation journalism fellow.