Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in an interview with a France 24 journalist Said that he is not scared about anything from NUP and its youthful leader Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine because he has been fighting wars for the last 60 years and successfully defeating all his enemies.
“There is nothing about Bobi Wine that can scare an experienced fighter like me,” Museveni said. “I am a revolutionary fighter who has fought battles,” he added.
Museveni said that however he is open to dialogue with Mr Kyagulanyi just as he has dialogued with many other people who have always had disagreements with him like Gen Moses Ali, some leaders in the ADF, FDC among others.
Gen Museveni added that he is looking forward to meeting Kyagulanyi in the IPOD meetings so that they can discuss and find a solution that best suits Uganda. However, by the closure of the week, NUP had pronounced its boycott for the IPOD meetings citing a span of gross human rights abuses by the sitting NRM regime. NUP explained that they would not dialogue with a regime that does not respect the will of Ugandans.
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Gen Museveni also said that Kyagulanyi had started well as a young politician but lost track the day he allowed his People Power movement to be hijacked by foreigners adding that this is the reason why the NRM defeated him in the January polls.
“He started well as a young politician. His mistake was allowing foreigners to take control of his group. Ugandans saw this mistake and they said the old man should stay.” Museveni said. “Ugandans don’t want agents of colonialism,” he added.