Mr Mao was speaking to supporters on Tuesday evening at rallies held at Pabbo and Amuru town councils in Amuru District.
Without referring to anyone in particular, Mr Mao said it will be unfortunate for Ugandans to vote a youthful candidate since Uganda at the moment requires a leader who is mature and experienced to correct the mess that the country is currently submerged in.
Half of those running for president are youths.
“Uganda is so messed up that it needs only mature and experienced leaders to push it forward. Let us not vote raw leaders. It is good that you listen to these young leaders but we first need to groom them because they are still raw,” Mr Mao said.