President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday displayed his skills in traditional dances when he joined female Buganda Members of Parliament in their famous “kiganda dance”.
The presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, says she was out of words when it came to how the president went down.
“This kiganda dance! I don’t know how to describe it but it brought those of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to his feet and Buganda was on fire,” was all Lindah could manage.
President Museveni was celebrating his sole candidature and attending a thanksgiving ceremony hosted by Hon. Namayanja Rose Nsereko in Semuto, Nakaseke district.
Namayanja is the NRM national treasurer and former minister of information and national guidance.
The president who was accompanied by First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, also addressed massive crowds that turned to express solidarity and support for his sole candidature fete.
Members of the ruling NRM party have always said the resolution to field President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s sole candidate ahead of the 2016 elections was “imposed” on him.
The NRM young turks like Evelyn Anite (Youth MP) moved the motion at the 2014 Kyankwanzi caucus which was unanimously supported save for a few like former party Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi.
When Mbabazi recently announced he would stand outside NRM, Anite said he had confirmed his support for the sole candidate project.
The matter attracted court attention with the likes of Benjamin Alipanga challenging it as illegal.
It also made it to the East African Court of Justice after Ms Lillian Ndagire, Mr Joe Nakibinge and Mr Moses Bigirwa sued the Attorney General seeking to block the idea which they said violates sections of the treaty that establishes the East African Community.
It has, however, survived all potential setbacks and thrived.