A majority of Ugandans want President Museveni to retire
Wednesday July 12 2017
74 per cent of Ugandans — mostly youth aged 25-34 years — do not want President Yoweri Museveni to run again. PHOTO | FILE
The mood is changing, and critics and supporters alike, especially the youth, are pointing at President Museveni’s duration at the helm of Uganda’s politics as a risk that could cost the ruling party. The president, who has ruled since 1986, will have clocked 35 years in power when his current term ends.\
At 76, President Yoweri Museveni will be ineligible to run in 2021, barring an amendment of Article 102(b).
As was the case in 2005 when the 7th Parliament passed a controversial amendment of Article 105 of the Constitution to lift presidential term limits when Museveni was seeking his second term, he would again be the main beneficiary of the proposed amendment of Article 102(b), if it passes.