President Museveni has said his latest engagements with people on social media have helped him get more supporters.
Museveni has of late been in overdrive with a number of posts on his social media prompting many to question the rationale behind the posts.
However, Museveni says these have benefited him greatly.
“I am engaging with young people on social media and some of them abuse me that I am very stupid but I answer them back. I tell them I may be stupid but I am able to walk on my two feet. I don’t have to abuse them,” Museveni says.
According to Museveni, the engagements have been fruitful after helping him convert some of the social media commentators who have in the past been abusing him.
“I don’t have to fight with these young people to win them over. When I send them messages to answer them, if they are 10(at the beginning) who were attacking me, you find only six remaining. The other four say the old man has made a good point.”
“Then I remain six who ask when I am going home and I tell them going home is not a big problem but first solve problems of Uganda including tribalism, work for East African federalism because you need it for your coffee, sugar and milk.”
He says that when he continues to answer back, many of commentators who were initially abusing him eventually turn to agree with his points.
“You don’t have to be violent with these people. Use your tongue (to convince them),” Museveni says.
Museveni has in the past two to three years used mostly social media to communicate his message that he releases through missives on various topical issues.
However, many have questioned Museveni’s new love for social media whereas others have jokingly christened him as a blogger due to his numerous posts of late but he insists, he is able to reach out to many people through his social media posts.