SHEEMA COUNCILLOR WARNS MPS TO ENDORSE MUSEVENI’S 2021 PRESIDENTIAL BID
By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Members of parliament have been warned to ensure president Museveni comes back as a single presidential candidate in 2021 elections if the country is to remain stable.
The warning was yesterday sounded by Vianney Muhwezi who is the Sheema district councilor for Kyangyenyi sub-county.He was receiving president Yoweri Museveni at Bushenyi wet coffee processors factory at Kanyamatambara in Sheema municipality; Sheema district.
The factory belongs to Sonny Bigirwa; son to the late Bennadet Bigirwa;the former woman MP Bushenyi district.
Muhwezi said it’s only president Museveni who is able to lead Uganda because he is capable in handling political issues.
When asked as to why Museveni should rule for another term when a number of youths are unemployed, Muhwezi said the president is still energetic and able to continue leading the country despite the fact that he is clocking the mandatory age of retirement.
He suggested that the unemployed youth can leave towns and go to their respective village to practice agriculture for a living.
However, when Muhwezi started talking about the sixth term, Museveni matched out of the tent and returned after the speech.
Muhwezi says he doesn’t see a reason as to why Ugandans should change the leadership.
President Museveni donated sh.80, 000,000 to the Bushenyi wet coffee processors and pledged a water pump to support irrigate the 100 acre coffee plantation that feeds the factory.
In his speech Museveni did not talk about his intention to retire or to participate again in 2021 elections.
However, it is alleged that a new bill intending to remove age limit is already in the Cabinet despite Ministers denying knowledge about it.
However,the minister of justice and constitutional affairs; Gen.Kahiinda Otafiire recently said the president will institute a constitutional review commission to amend many articles in the 1995 constitution which states that the Ugandan president must retire at the age of 75. Museveni is now 73 years old.