Senior presidential advisor on media and public relations, John Nagenda, says the country has a leadership crisis currently with President Museveni reaching the eve of his era.
“My job is to try and advise the president, he is not easily advised,” Nagenda told NBS “Focal Point” host Samson Kasumba on Sunday.
He added: “If you know him [Museveni], he thinks he knows everything so you have to be quite cunning to put your point across but we get on very well.”
Nagenda said the president wants to shock people (media) into paying attention and one of the ways he does it is to be slightly abusive.
“I pity those who can’t take it. But deep down, he can crack jokes and his style is to be vigorous.”
Nagenda observed that 35 years in leadership is a very long time, what people should do is stand their ground with all due respect.
“He actually adores firm people but unfortunately, he hardly meets them, but he can be a handful,” the advisor said of his boss.
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“Our world (Uganda) has been undergoing terrible times, I had thought that we would never slide back.”
Turning to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Nagenda gave him a few years until he loses his gas.
“This young man Kyagulanyi, if he goes another 15 years and was being seriously couched by somebody I think he could probably do it but I laugh when people say he is ready to take over a country.”
He added: “I laugh when I hear people say this young man, Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) is ready to take over presidency.”
Nagenda had named Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda as one of the possible successors to President Museveni.