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Museveni: I Won’t Hand Over Power to Wild Dogs

President Museveni has warned he will not hand over power to opposition whom he described as “wild dogs” (emishega), sale http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/views/day.php Chimp Corps report.

Museveni said he was troubled by persistent calls from different sections of the opposition that he should relinquish his position as president.

“I am not going anywhere until this country is completely secured. These self-seekers are saying agende (he must go). I can’t hand over the running of this country to wolves. They will divide this country and bring confusion here. I am still here. I will not go, http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-content/themes/pixelpress/functions/admin-shortcode-generator.php ” charged Museveni.

The President made the remarks Wednesday while speaking at a rally in Rukiga County, http://csanz.edu.au/wp-content/plugins/widgetkit/helpers/http.php Kabale District.

Museveni’s comments follow opposition calls for a political transition, saying the President has nothing much to add to the nation’s development.

Former FDC President, Dr Kizza Besigye last year told press there was urgent need to put in place mechanisms for implementing a “political transition” to facilitate transfer of power from Museveni.

He further said the opposition would continue acts of civil disobedience to break the NRM government’s spine.

Museveni, who is on a two-day tour of Kabale, cautioned the youth against living reckless lifestyles of smoking, illicit drug abuse and prostitution.

He called for sexual abstinence till marriage.

President Museveni further reminded the youth at Kigezi High School, Butobere, that alcoholism is a danger to healthy living.

“I do not drink alcohol. I last visited a bar in 1966 when one of my friends took me to Ankole bar and bought me beer. I found it sour. He then bought whisky which was as hot as fire. I then asked my life what I was doing in the bar,” he counselled.

He said the main challenge of the youth is unemployment.

He advised them to use government initiatives such as Youth Livelihood Project to engage in productive commercial agriculture and acquire industry skills.

In a memorandum read by Emmanuel Ninsiima Bigirwa, Kabale youth vowed to support president Museveni in the 2016 elections as their sole candidate.

He would later give out Shs100m to Kabale municipality youth group.

Gender Ministry Pius Bigirimana promised shs300m as Youth Livelihood funds for the economic empowerment of youth in the area.

The function was attended by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, NRM deputy chief whip David Bahati, Youth Minister Ronald Kibuule and MP Rhona Ninsiima, among others.

Rugunda ties

Museveni later held a public rally at Kabale municipal stadium where he introduced Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to the people of Kabale as the Prime Minister of Uganda, saying he and the premier have come a long way.

“I first met Rugunda in the 1980s when I was a rebel and Rugunda a student at Makerere University. I used to sleep in his room in his hall of residence and students thought I was one of them,” he recounted.

President Museveni further hailed Rukiga MP Jack Sabiiti for praising NRM for extending water and power lines to his constituency.

“Your Excellency, we thank you for the good work you are doing. Our people are happy with you for the good infrastructure and government services extended to the area,” said Sabiiti as fellow FDC supporters looked on in shock.

Sabiiti was until recently a harsh critic of government policies. His remarks raised fears he could cross to the NRM.

Museveni said Sabiiti “is now speaking like a man” and that he was pleased with lawmaker’s “change of heart and honesty.”

At least 93 people defected from several opposition parties to the ruling NRM party.

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