“The strength of man is not determined by his age or the way he looks but on the way feels about himself. A man of 80 years can run 20 kilo meters a journey that a 30 year old can’t run! Therefore stop arguing about Museveni’s age” – James Kakooza MP
Why has it to always be a certain age to allowed to run. That a youngin’ can never be flagbearer or run for the highest office. But someone of the advance age and whose fit for retirement is dandy? Why?
I know that the mental fitness varies with age, the same with the physical fitness too. Therefore, if the argument isn’t about Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s age and his abolishment of the Age Limit ahead of 2021. Than, what should we discuss?
Should everyone whose with a sound mind be capable of running for Presidency? Anyone breathing, whose born and raised in the Republic? That would be fair, right? Especially, considering, that age is just a number. What about a toddler from Lira, shouldn’t he be able to stand a chance? Or a teenager from Arua? As long as they have enough credentials, has enough funds to stand to pay the Electoral Commission. There are some academic levels needed too, but shouldn’t that forfeit, if the citizens believes these kids are viable candidates? Just like these old men whose in Parliament and are finishing A-Level, while being MPs. That would be fair and square.
Therefore, Kakooza, wouldn’t that be okay, I’m sure a 3-5 year old are more active and viable, than most of the MPs or the President at his current advanced age. The man of retirement age, as he is soon over 3 decades older than the retirement age of civil servants. As the civil servants are supposed to be retired at 50 years, instead of 60 years old. Museveni is 75 years old and will only naturally age more ahead of the 2021. By the end of 2026 it would be about 82 years old by then. That is by all means, an serious old man in-charge of “young” republic.
So, will the same Kakooza, accept revisions of the Constitution to let toddlers run for Parliament and the Presidency, because that would be fair. That is, if age is nothing but a number. Just mocking him with that too. Because, the older a man get, the lack of spirit and force a man has. The more the body weakens and the lack of memory comes forward too. This is the natural order of life, no one can beat that one.
Unless, a man is immortal or demi-gods, even as dictators act like that. However, in the end, they will end up in the same end as we do. Though they act like its a fanfare into heaven, while we work from the cradle to the grave. Peace.