Do Not Misuse the Opportunity to Serve – Museveni to young MPs

The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has sounded a word of caution to young Ugandan Members of Parliament and generally to young Ugandans in politics.

President Museveni, 76, recounted that during his campaign ahead of the country’s last elections earlier this year, he came across a lot of young people in politics, many of whom have now become legislators.

He however advised that they do not misuse the opportunity by engaging in unnecessary activities but rather channel their energies into issues affecting the people of Uganda.

He further warned that the Ugandan people will vote them out of office if they abused the opportunity handed them.

“When I was campaigning, I saw a lot of young people in politics, many of them are now MPs. Do not misuse this chance by engaging in useless things instead of focussing on the issues affecting our people. The people will not be happy and they will ‘throw’ you out.”

529 MPs were elected into the Parliament of Uganda at the January 14 2021 polls.

President Yoweri Museveni won a much disputed January 14 presidential election to continue in office as the head of state and also as the country’s longest serving leader.

The Ugandan Electoral Commission announced Incumbent Museveni as the winner with 58.64% of the votes although the US State Department qualified the electoral process as “fundamentally flawed” and The Africa Elections Watch coalition said they observed irregularities.

President Yoweri Museveni who has ruled the country since 1986, has been described as the only remaining dictator in East Africa.

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