Senior Presidential Advisor on the media and public relations John Nagenda has reiterated that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni should retire since the constitution bars anyone from seeking the Presidency beyond the age of 75.
President Museveni will be 77 years old by the next general elections in 2021.
While speaking to NBS on Monday morning, Nagenda also asked the 10th Parliament to reject any moves, if any are made to amend Article 102 (b) of the constitution that caps at 75 the age limit on Presidential contestants.
Frail Nagenda, 79, added that in the next 4 years Museveni should be grooming his successor and also planning for life not as president.
“I wish Museveni to live up to the age of 100 but not as president. He would be the person in the background to use his wisdom,” he said.
Asked whether he wasn’t putting his job on the line by opposing scrapping off age limit law, Nagenda responded: “Do you think I love more my job than the truth?”
Nagenda is a few government officials who are unequivocally criticising amending of the constitution to pave way for Museveni’s life rule.
He said he is disappointed by many cabinet ministers who intentionally mislead the President.
“I have been disappointed by Cabinet members, they can’t speak against him; sometimes his wife is the opposition in cabinet,” he said.