Ugandas longest serving President Kaguta Museveni on Friday said he doesnt fear death.
The 73-year-old president told mourners at the requiem mass of Yona Namawa, son to the late Foreign Affairs Minister James Francis Wapakhabulo.
Museveni, who might rule for life after a crucial court ruling last month, wants God to rather "take him in an organised manner" if he "wants to call me".
“I don’t feel happy when people die at a tender age...People should go up to 96 years so we can get maximum value out of them,"Nile Post quotes the president.
However, the president revealed that he has "a lot to accomplish" and "dying would leave with unaccomplished tasks".
Museveni is now legally free to contest in the next presidential election in 2021 after the Constitutional Court upheld Parliament's decision to abolish the presidential age limit.
He has been Uganda's president since 1986 -- the leader of the East African nation has been condemned by activists and human rights defenders for abrogating the constitution to keep him in power.