Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni says he will be a cattle keeper if he loses 2016 elections

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Long serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to hand over power if he loses next year’s presidential elections.

“If I lose election I shall leave power,” the 71-year old said on Thursday.

Ugandans will go to the polls in 2016, 18 February to elect the country’s new leaders.

Museveni who has ruled the East African nation since 1986, will face opposition from perennial competitor Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi among others.

“I will peacefully handover power if I lose the elections,” the National Resistance Movement’s flag bearer told the press at the State Lodge in Arua after holding a rally in the town.

“If I lose elections, how will I be in power, I have got my job, I am a cattle keeper. I am not power hungry but mission hungry so I have got a mission of economic transformation of Ugandans.” He continued.

The Forum for Democratic Change’s candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has in the past accused the country’s electoral body of bias.

Museveni however appeared confident of winning the elections again next year.

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