A United Kingdom Member of Parliament Dr Paul Williams, representing Stockton South, has described President Museveni has liability to Uganda after 32 years in power.
During the Wednesday sitting, Dr. Paul Williams said: After 32 years in power, President Museveni has become barrier to his country’s development and good governance includes leaving power.
He added: I urge the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt to use the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to tell Uganda’s President Museveni that it’s time to go.
In response, the Speaker said Foreign Secretary and Secretary for Africa will have a one on One with heads of states and Ministers for those Heads of state who are absent.
Don Wanyana, the Press Secretary to the President in tweet to Dr. Williams noted: ‘‘This UK MP still possesses a colonial mentality where he thinks Western metropolis should determine what happens in Africa. Mr Paul Williams show Ugandans some respect. We know what’s best for us. Have you stopped to ask how long the Queen has been on the throne?’’
President Museveni on Wednesday left for the 25th Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the United Kingdom. He was accompanied by daughter Patience Rwabwogo Museveni. The summit under the theme “Towards a common future” is focused on building on the strengths of the Commonwealth to ensure this unique organization is responsive to global challenges and delivers a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and fair future for all citizens, particularly its young people.
After months of heated, sometimes violent debate, December Last year, Uganda’s Parliament voted to lift the age limit for the presidency, setting the stage for President Museveni to rule the country indefinitely.
Mr. Museveni is in his fifth presidential term, which expires in 2021. By then, he will be 77 — two years past the age limit for a president set by Uganda’s 1995 Constitution.
In 2005, as Mr. Museveni’s second — and, by the old rules, final — term neared its end, Parliament abolished the presidential term limit