The NRM candidate Gen. Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has once again commented on the three day protests that left over 50 people dead following the arrest of his major challenger Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine.
Addressing his supporters on Thursday in Bulambuli district, president Museveni accused the opposition of spearheading violence which they cannot even sustain. “The other day when I was in Karamoja, I heard that some of the groups who have actually been talking about it for many months and how they are going to disturb the country and the elections started. First of all by provoking and refusing to listen to regulations on this dangerous disease and exposing people to danger,” Museveni said.
He further boasted that he did not halt his campaign because he knew Bobi Wine and his supporters were to be defeated, “When the police tried to stop Bobi Wine, the planned riots started. People were ringing me in Karamoja that I should stop my meeting but I said no it will be handled.”
On his elderly age, president Museveni told off his critics that politics is not biology. “Some people think we talk of young biologically. Here(politics) we are not talking a laboratory of tadpoles and cockroaches and looking at young species. We are in the laboratory of management. We are in the centre for the skills of management of society. Whether you are young or old, you should have those skills. They have nothing to do with age but more with exposure and willingness to learn,” he said.
A week after the deadly election protests hit Kampala and major cities, the government of Uganda remains reluctant to offering any apology to the families of the slain 50 victims.