Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Presidential candidate, Mugisha Muntu, has asked President Yoweri Museveni to walk in the footsteps of deceased South African President, Nelson Mandela, and leave power.
“My final point of departure with President Museveni was in 2003 when I stood up in the National Council meeting at Kyankwanzi and I opposed the removal of Presidential term limits,” Muntu said.
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also wrote to the electoral commission demanding the restoration of term limits to prevent Museveni from raping the constitution and removing the age limit.
Earlier, former Ethics minister who was among those that drafted the 1995 constitution sued parliament for conspiring and removing term limits in 2005.
Likewise, Muntu who is a former army commander said they were only five people out of 400 members who opposed the removal of term limits.
“Today the country is experiencing exactly what happened in 2005. Those who think that they know Museveni better than some of us will be disappointed up to their grave,” he revealed.
Muntu says they fought with Museveni in the bush but he diverted from the right path.
“There are those who think that we left Museveni but it’s him who left us,” the outgoing FDC president noted.
He believes Museveni will again leave those who are agitating for the amendment of article 102b in constitution.
“I advised him to retire honourably in 2005, he refused. He doesn’t know the power that comes from taking a high moral ground.”
Muntu said former Tanzania President Julius Nyerere and Mandela became more powerful after leaving office.
“Unfortunately Mr. Museveni is going to lose both; he will leave power and will have lost the moral ground.”
“Let him retire and allow the country to rest! He should not go with this country down,” Muntu suggested.
On state repression, Muntu said the people will continue to do everything necessary to achieve a better, more equitable Uganda.
“General Museveni and police may close our party headquarters and arrest opposition members, but they will never close our openness to change or arrest the people’s move towards a post-Museveni, equitable and prosperous Uganda,” he said in a statement.
“To all the Ugandans, especially the young people that are coming out to have your voices heard in whatever way you are able to, big or small, your country is grateful.”
He said there is no individual office in the entire nation that is more important than that of citizen. And with that office, comes the responsibility to act.
“Let each one of us do our part, knowing full well that we shall overcome. We the people,
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