WATCH: I'm not your servant, President Museveni tells Ugandans

2017-01-27 14:02
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Kampala – President Yoweri Museveni has left many in Uganda disappointed following the remarks he made that he was not a "servant" - for Ugandans - but a "political fighter".

Museveni said this during the east African country's 31st Liberation Day celebrations in Kampala on Thursday.

"I hear some people saying that I am their servant. I'm not a servant of anybody. I am a freedom fighter. That's what I do. I don't do it because I am your servant. I am not your servant.

"I am just a freedom fighter. I am fighting for myself, for my beliefs," Museveni was heard saying in a video posted to Twitter by NTV Kenya.

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He continued: "I am not an employee, If anybody thinks he gave me a job, he is deceiving himself. I am just a freedom fighter who you thought could help you also."

Museveni won a fifth term in controversial elections last year in February.

His remarks, according to Chimp Reports, were seemingly directed at his longtime rival, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Kizza Besigye, who in his "Defiance Campaign" rallies has been quoted by the media as saying that Ugandans must cease to treat people in leadership positions as masters, but rather as servants.

Besigye maintains that citizens are "masters of their leaders". 

Read more on:    yoweri museveni  |  kizza besigye  |  uganda  |  east africa

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