Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament has again called upon President Yoweri Museveni to fulfill the promises that he has been making over the years and resign from presidency to allow the country move forward.
This was following a resolution by the NRM MPs to remove the age limit close in the constitution, giving Museveni the right to rule for life.
Addressing the nation on the contentious proposed land amendments on Wednesday at Entebbe State House President Museveni explicitly stated there is room for amendment of articles in the Constitution including the contentious presidential age limit.
It should be recalled that the constitution was in 2005 amended to scrap the two presidential term limits clause, paving way for Museveni’s reelection in 2006, 2011 and 2016.
Ssentamu, in an appealing statement that was posted on Facebook on Wednesday warns Museveni of a bad ending if he does not leave power in 2021.
“In 1986, you asked for four years to reorganize the country and hand over power to a civilian government and we agreed. In 1990, you asked for 5 years to enact a durable constitution; in 1995, you asked for 5 years under the new constitution; in 2001, you asked for a last term under the constitution, and in 2008 you removed term limits and we still agreed,” he states in a statement.
He adds: “In 2011, you came with the prosperity for all (booba bagagawaye) slagon and promised to redeem Ugandan from poverty then retire to Rwakitura and look after your cows, you came back in 2016 promising that it was your last term under the constitution and promised to not lead after the 75years on a televised speech and we had become hopeful.”
Bobi Wine states that the President has failed on each of the promises he made, saying that the country is in more trouble than the time when Museveni came to power.
“You have failed us on all those promises and our only hope is that you would end your rule in 2021 and give way for the nation to begin a new chapter. If you do that now, the nation will be grateful for your contributions.”
Quoting Bob Marley, he notes that Museveni has been lying to Ugandans but there is always an end to such lies.
“You can fool people for some time but you can’t fool all the people all the time. You can’t lie to the whole nation and think you will get away with it all the time.”
Ssentamu warns of a bad ending; “as a good leader, you should know that history repeats its self. Leaders who thought they were smarter than their generation, those who thought the masses were gullible and easy to fool had bad ending. You have fooled us enough and we are also tired now.”