During this year’s State of the Nation address, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni remarked that being a president for a very long time is not a bad thing.
The 72-year-old leader who is also one of the longest serving African president made the remark in the address in the country’s parliament that lasted for three-hours due to heckling by the opposition, local media reports.
“Being president for a very long time is not a bad thing. That is why I am experienced … Even if you woke me up at night, I will tell you what is happening,” he remarked amid opposition rants.
“If you want to be a leader, you should avoid prejudice because prejudice can make you live with envy; you will end up getting high blood pressure,” The Observer quoted him.
Museveni who has been in power for 31 years has always found a way to justify his presidency.
The Ugandan president in the address outlined peace, development of the infrastructure and the human resource; wealth creation, job creation, and market access as the five key issues that will be major drivers towards economic stability for his country.