On November 12, 2015, President Museveni was interviewed by Mr. Jeff Koinange in Nairobi, Kenya on Capital Talk TV Program. Answering Mr. Koinange's question regarding his overstay in power, Museveni responded: "I am working for myself. I am not working for other people. I am working for my grandchildren. I am working for my children."

On January 26, 2017, Museveni again revealed to the country that: "I am not a servant, because this is what some people have been saying, that I should be a servant of Ugandans. I am not a servant of anybody. I am a freedom fighter. I am not employed by the country. I am fighting for myself and for my beliefs. If anybody thinks that he employed me, he is deceiving himself."