of leadership is inevitable in Uganda whether president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
likes it or not, the Democratic Party-DP presidential candidate, Norbert Mao
According to Mao, Museveni should not live in denial that he cannot
be removed because he too came through change in 1986.
Mao made the remarks while addressing hundreds
of his supporters in Pajule Town Council in Pader District on Sunday.
//Cue in: “Uganda obi loke…
Cue out….ite dero kany.”//
"...Uganda will change whether Museveni
wants it or not because he came as a result of change so he can't say there
can't be any change. When he became president, there was also someone in power,
which means change is inevitable. But when the change happens where will the
Acholi people be, shall we be in pain or enjoy the moment, if we want to enjoy,
we should vote for one of us from here.”
Mao told his supporters that whereas it is very
easy to remove president Museveni through the ballot, there is need to
carefully choose his replacement with the right person who understands the
problems of the country and loves Ugandans.
He cites countries such as Zimbabwe and Egypt where
their former leaders, Robert Mugabe and Hosni Mubarak were removed from
leadership but their systems have remained intact to date.
//cue in: “Kwanyo Museveni yot…
Cue out:…meg wa ni.”//
"...It's easy to remove Museveni but if you
don't replace him with someone who has the brain to understand the problem of
this country and love all Ugandans, it will not be any different from what
happened in Egypt and Zimbabwe were Mugabe and Mubarak were removed from power
but all their systems are still intact. So if you trust me, on January 14th
send your voice and vote me, if you vote me, the whole country will know you
stood by your own son..."
He asked his people to vote for him being a son
of the region to bring pride to the people of Acholi who have for long been
voting for presidential candidates from other regions. Mao says he will be a
bridge that can be easily accessed by all Ugandans once elected as president.
“My people vote for me so that I become a bridge
that can be used by all Ugandans so that we move forward in a Uganda we move
with our heads up full of pride, “he said.
Mao was in the district for the second day of
his last campaigns in East Acholi, which started with Kitgum and Lamwo
Districts on Saturday ahead of this week’s presidential and parliamentary