The Constitutional Affairs minister and Democratic Party president, Nobert Mao, has asserted that political change in Uganda will not be achieved solely through elections but must be negotiated.
He encourages the country’s opposition to engage in discussions with President Museveni, who has been in power for 37 years, to facilitate a peaceful transition of power. Mao emphasizes that while other opposition parties focus on electoral processes, the DP is committed to negotiations, with the hope that their voices will lead to a sustainable change in leadership for the benefit of all Ugandans.
Mao highlights the historical lack of peaceful power transitions in Uganda, with previous changes in leadership resulting in violence. He urges Museveni to deviate from this trend and take a proactive role in peaceful power transfer, citing the stability in the country as an opportunity to solidify his legacy and support Uganda’s development.
Additionally, Mao calls on Museveni to address pressing issues such as corruption and tribalism, which he believes hinder the nation’s growth. He suggests that eliminating these social evils should be part of Museveni’s legacy.
In a related development, Ismael Kiirya, the president of the Uganda Young Democrats, encourages the youth to channel their energy into meaningful pursuits that can contribute to peaceful power transitions, without resorting to violence.
This information reflects the views and statements made by Nobert Mao and Ismael Kiirya in the context of Uganda’s political landscape. Please note that the situation may have evolved since my last knowledge update in September 2021.