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10 Nominated to Unseat Museveni Tibuhaburwa

KAMPALA- Ten candidates have been duly nominated by the Electoral Commission to contest against President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the next general election.

According to a statement issued by the Electoral Commission 5 of the nominated candidates are Party card holders while 6 others are independent candidates.

The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Byabakama Mugyenyi Simon, annnounced that Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of National Resistance Movement (NRM), Gen Mugisha Muntu of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of National Unity Platform (NUP), Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), and Norbert Mao of Democratic Party (DP) were nominated as Party Card holders.

Those nominated as Independent Candidates include Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, Willy Mayambala, John Katumba, Fred Mwesigye, Joseph Kabuleta and the only woman in the race Nancy Kalembe.

 Byabakama Mugyenyi described the two day nomination exercise at Kyambogo University playground as a successful event but warned that any candidate found flouting the Election laws will be disqualified.

The 10 candidates will be facing it off with President Museveni who has been in power since 1986 when he toppled the Military Junta of Tito Okello Lutwa who had grabbed power from President Milton Obote in July 1985.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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