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Museveni 'may want to rule for life'

2012-04-25 15:09

Nairobi - The party of Uganda's long-time president says it strongly opposes a bid to restore presidential term limits to the constitution.

Critics and opposition politicians said on Wednesday the ruling party's opposition to the bill is a sign President Yoweri Museveni is interested in ruling for life. The bill would limit him to seeking two more terms after his term expires in 2016.

Museveni is now one of Africa's longest-serving rulers after 26 years in power. Only four have been in power longer: Cameroon's Paul Biya, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea.

Museveni's party has an overwhelming majority in the national assembly.

Comments
  • Stephen - 2012-04-25 15:23

    Is Africa ready for democracy? Very many are not culturally advanced enough to comprehend it. Maybe 3012?

  • Ron - 2012-04-25 15:57

    Yet another African dictator... almost makes colonialism look like a viable solution for Africa!

  • maama - 2012-04-25 15:59

    his nearly left alone may be wi mugabe all his like r gone like Late gaddafi,mobutu,habyarimana name them his on verge as wel

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-25 17:11

    A Tyrant====A leader who does not respect and protect his oposition ! Museveni fits that discription !!!!

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