Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rivals, experts and voters say they expect him to remove the age cap, following the February 18 election that saw him win 60 per cent of the votes. FILE PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Museveni, 71, who came to power in 1986 and has endeared himself to the West by fighting Islamists in the region, is barred from the next election in 2021 because he will be past the constitutional age limit of 75 for presidential candidates.
Museveni, who led a guerrilla war in the early 1980s that brought him to power, has been credited with bringing relative peace and economic growth to Uganda, a prospective oil producer that nonetheless still suffers poor infrastructure.
Critics fault him for not doing enough to stem high youth unemployment and sweeping corruption, as well as hampering Uganda's progress with a top-down approach to governing. They point to Museveni's tendency to refer to "my oil".