Museveni cleared to run for fifth term


Museveni and Janet at Namboole

The Uganda Electoral Commission has Tuesday cleared President Yoweri Museveni to run for a fifth term in office.

Museveni who has ruled since 1986 [30 years so far] was nominated by the EC boss, Eng Badru Kiggundu, at Namboole stadium.

The president who arrived in the company of his wife and First Lady, Janet Museveni, became the first presidential candidate to be endorsed ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Museveni was proposed and seconded by Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, and Youth Affairs minister, Evelyn Anite.

After being nominated, Museveni addressed press promising to fulfil his pledge on electricity and clear water supply.

He also promised to build more factories and increase employment opportunities.

Museveni was endorsed by his party, NRM yesterday at the same playground.

After today’s nomination, he held a public rally at Kololo ceremonial grounds where he launched his presidential manifesto.

Museveni will be running against his former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and opposition FDC presidential flag bearer, Kizza Besigye.

Mbabazi was also nominated after Museveni today and held his rally at Nakivubo stadium in Kampala.

Besigye will be nominated tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2015.

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