President Museveni Defends Term Limits

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President Yoweri Museveni defends the removal of presidential term limits, stating that the National Resistance Movement is dealing with historic long term issues that needed one president to pursue to the end.

President Yoweri Museveni says presidential term limits were removed to allow the National Resistance Movement to solve problems that remained in the country.
Speaking to journalists at the 4th Division Barracks in Gulu district on Monday, Museveni says the NRM was dealing with historical problems that needed to be fully solved as part of the revolution.
Museveni stated that getting the Lord's Resistance Army out of Uganda took over 20 years, and this would be difficult if term limits were in place.
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According to president Museveni, countries without term limits achieve stability because of consistency in leadership.
He gives an example of Israel, which he says is small but has highly developed because of consistent leadership. Museveni says that the NRM is on a mission, which has not yet been achieved to its fullest.
Former premier Amama Mbabazi while launching his manifesto over the weekend pledged to restore term limits in his first 100 days in office, if elected president.

In 2005, the presidential term limits was removed from the constitution by parliament.
Museveni also challenged his rivals in the presidential race to a public debate. Forum for Democratic Change party presidential candidate, Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye this weekend challenged Museveni to a debate.
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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.