By Max Patrick Ocaido
KAMPALA. Former Presidential candidate Maureen Kyalya has said that she will be next President of Uganda after the reign of President Yoweri Museveni.
Kyalya who contested against Museveni in the 2016 presidential elections, said that her ambition is to become president of Uganda, but this will be when Museveni is no longer president.
"I will be next president after president Museveni. But for now, my approach is not to criticize the government, but to give alternative options in the circumstances we are facing now if I were president," Kyalya said.
The former presidential advisor was speaking at a press conference at Best Chinese restaurant in Centenary Park, Kampala on Friday.
During the presidential debate in 2016, Kyalya joked that she would name Museveni as her advisor if she becomes president and also begged Museveni to return the favour if he won the election which he eventually did.
Apparently, Kyalya who contested as independent in 2016 has started a new political party- Uganda Tories and is currently holding countrywide consultations.
She said that whereas her party is working well with the NRM government, she expressed dissatisfaction with the recent waves of murders, kidnaps and insecurity that has gutted the country.
"I am not fighting government that is why I am free to work and go outside the country anytime because I am not fighting NRM, we are working well. I still have a job offer from the President and it's open because he gave me a contact to call him any time when I am ready, but my dream is to become president," she said.
She further called upon government to offer real solutions to the problems affecting this country, adding that she would have done better if she was president.
Kyalya rallied whoever is interested in becoming president to start the preparations now. She added that in case her party endorses her then she will contest in the next coming elections.
"Everybody who wants to be president should wake up now and do what I am doing through my project 'Waking up the sleeping giants.' Besigye, I no longer see the aggression and defiance you had before and I don't know where Mbabazi is hiding from. If you are still interested in contesting then come out now," she said.