Uganda: debates about the lifting of the president's age limitation.
Uganda: debates about the lifting of the president's age limitation.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has once more made clear his intentions of holding on to energy past the age of 75.

In a gathering held on the State Home Wednesday, Museveni, 73, instructed the Authorized and Parliamentary Affairs committee: “Many international locations of their push to develop and remodel, had been guided by leaders who have been of superior age and led the international locations for many years.”

The committee is scrutinizing a invoice scrapping a requirement which units the age of 75 because the restrict to turn out to be presidential candidate.

Justifying his bid to carry on to energy, Museveni cited the case of Tunisia.

“The aftermath of the Arab Spring had seen 91-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi elected president to stabilize the political scenario,”

Museveni was the final witness the committee needed to see earlier than writing a report back to be tabled earlier than parliament later this month.

In 1986, upon taking on the Presidency, Museveni was quoted as saying: “The issue of Africa basically and Uganda specifically isn’t the folks, however leaders who need to overstay in energy.”

If the invoice goes by, Museveni, who has been Uganda’s president since 1986, will rule the nation past the age of 75 come 2021, the 12 months of Uganda’s subsequent set of elections.