President Museveni has said that politics is a matter of life and death, warning voters that if the elect badly, they will have to live in a bad life.
Museveni who was speaking at National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto launch yesterday afternoon at Imperial Royale Hotel also urged party candidates to stop bribing voters in the coming general elections.
“Politics is not a joke. It is a matter of life and death. If you elect badly, you can get into a bad situation,” he said.
“Something needs to be done about use of money in this period to foster political hygiene… If you elect people because they gave you money, this will disenfranchise you,” he added.
Museveni argued that buying voters leads to indebted leaders who never engage in developmental works for their communities as they will be busy dealing with lenders. He said that indebted leaders have no time to think about service delivery.
He said that people cannot stand on a rally and say they are going forward unless they solve challenges that that National Resistance Movement has already tackled.
“You cannot stand on rally and say am forward, am forward. You can’t go forward unless you solve earlier stages. By solving these stages (like children failing to go to school), we are going forward.”