Cape Town – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has, in an about-face,
said that it is beneficial for one person to rule a country for a long
period, citing his own 26-year tenure as having helped him morph into an
"expert on governance", the Monitor reported on Monday.
to the report, Museveni said African problems were "a result of lack of
proper research and wrong advice from outsiders".
emailed to Monitor, by the country’s deputy presidential press
secretary, Ms Lindah Nabusayi, read: "President Museveni has defended
his long stay in power, saying that it has helped him to learn many
things, and he is now an expert in governance."
This is the
second time in less than a year that Museveni has publicly hinted about
his motivation to cling to power and how that has enhanced his ability
to lead more effectively.
At the height of the walk-to-work
demonstrations in April last year, he told a press conference that he
had "been around for some time", and this had helped helping him
understand how to deal with Western powers.