For the last twenty years, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has maintained rule over the African country, and his latest law signed on December 27, 2017 will help him continue his reign.

Museveni removed the presidential age limit of 75, letting him (currently 73) to run for a sixth term in 2021. Over two decades of being in power must have him convinced that being the Ugandan president is his life calling.

Yoweri Museveni

According to Deutsche Welle, “Museveni’s long rule has faced public outcry in recent years in response to widespread corruption, human rights violations and inadequate public services.” There are plentiful opposition leaders who find Museveni’s reign to be absurd, so this new presidential age limit is of their utmost concern.