NRM presidential candidate and incumbent, Museveni Tibuhaburwa has assured Ugandans that he will leave State House to relocate to his Rwakitura residence if he is defeated in tomorrow’s general elections.
Speaking to CNN’s Christine Amanpour, Mr. Museveni explained that Uganda is not his house and if Ugandans are fed up of him, he will gladly retire to his own house in Rwakitura, Western Uganda.
Mr. Museveni however explained that he can only accept defeat if he is convinced that the election was both free and fair saying that he can not allow cheating since it nullifies the decision of Ugandans.
“If I lost a fair election, I would accept the result of course because Uganda is not my house. I have got my house, I will go to my house and do my own things if the people of Uganda don’t want me to help them with their issues. I will go deal with my personal issues very happily.”
Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 dismissed claims that he is clinging unto power saying that the people of Uganda keep him around by voting him consistently. He maintained that although he is a dictator, his dictatorship is ‘democratic.’
“I said the problem was staying in power for long without democracy; if it is the democratic will of the people… because we have got so many things to deal with, we need all hands on board… there is nothing wrong with that.
Museveni further deflected accusatiions of arresting and intimidating his political rivals saying that his opponents are lawbreakers. He cited an example of Bobi Wine who he said broke the COVID19 SOPs.