State House sets May 2 for Museveni swearing-in


State House has confirmed that President Yoweri Museveni will be sworn in for the fifth time as Uganda’s leader on May 2, 2016.

Museveni won the 2016 election with 60 percent.

He defeated rival and opposition leader Kizza Besigye who came second with 35 percent while his former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi got 35 percent.

Mbabazi petitioned against the results but his application was dismissed by Supreme Court on account that it lacked enough evidence.

A week ago, the ruling NRM held celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds to congratulate Museveni, the party chairman, upon two victories.

“The inauguration of the President of the Uganda is a ceremonial event marking the commencement of a new five-year term of a president of the Uganda,” State House said in a short statement on Monday.

“Ceremonial elements include the presidential oath of office and an inaugural address.”

President Yoweri Museveni, president since 1986, to swear into office on May 12 for a fifth term.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says the ceremony at Kololo Independence Grounds will be held under the theme: “Building Uganda Is Our Collective Responsibility”.

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