Sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments

The East African - - NEWS -

In Jan­uary 1986, Yow­eri Mu­sev­eni be­came Pres­i­dent of Uganda. While can­vass­ing for votes in the town of Jinja, he re­port­edly warned, “The peo­ple of Uganda are pre­pared to meet vi­o­lence with vi­o­lence, in­tim­i­da­tion with in­tim­i­da­tion, if any­one tries to tam­per with the con­sti­tu­tion.”

If there was no way of telling the state­ment is an odd 37 years old today, one would think it was made by Bobi Wine against Pres­i­dent Mu­sev­eni’s at­tempts to scrap pres­i­den­tial age lim­its from the Con­sti­tu­tion so that he can ex­tend his 35-year rule.

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