KAMPALA- The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Presidential candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been fully nominated ahead for the 2021 elections.
President Museveni who has been in power since 1986 was recently declared NRM flag bearer unopposed. Museveni faces stiff competition from the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine who’s lately seen as his biggest critic.
The 38-year-old who will be nominated tomorrow hopes to block Museveni’s plan to extend his rule to the fourth decade accuses the veteran leader of overstaying in power.
With growing youth unemployment, skyrocketing corruption level, impunity among members of the ruling party and ministers, nepotism, income inequality, high poverty levels and poor education system among others economic challenges, the singer-turned politician’s songs have attracted a big following, especially among the youth who have known one leader since they were born.
Other aspirants include former army commander Maj-Gen Mugisha Muntu, who got the ticket to represent a party he recently founded after leaving the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and former journalist-turned preacher Joseph Kabuleta, a rabid critic of President Museveni’s government.
The list also includes former spy chief Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde; National Unity Platform’s Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi. Another notable aspirant is the president of the Democratic Party Norbert Mao who threw his hat into the ring recently during a town hall meeting to discuss “delivering safe and credible elections amidst Covid-19 in Uganda” held at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
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