Gulu Residents Divided about Museveni's Fourth Term Bid

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Last week the news media in Uganda reported that during the Independence Day celebrations Presidential Advisor, Kakooza Mutale, launched a campaign to support President Yoweri Museveni's bid for a fourth term of office. Mutale reportedly said he would do whatever it takes to secure a fourth term for the President. Although the President's Office is yet to comment on the reports, the public has not been shy about commenting on this news. In Gulu, a district whose years of turmoil are inadvertently linked with President Museveni's 21 rule of Uganda, the public's views on the fourth term are as diverse as they are in the rest of the country. While for some people Museveni still has what it takes to lead the country into the next decade, others feel that it is time that he hands over office in 2011. //Cue in: iAccording to me #i Cue out: i# come to an end.i// President Yoweri Museveni is one of the longest ruling presidents in Africa. If he returns in 2011, his feat will put him in the record books with Gabon's Omar Bongo, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and the late Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo.