Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has announced his decision to take part in the country’s 2021 Presidential elections after ruling the country for 34 years.
Yoweri, who made this known in a tweet on Tuesday, July 28 thanked his party, National Resistance Movement for nominating him as its National Chairman and Presidential flag-bearer for the 2021 elections.
The tweet reads “I thank the @NRMOnline party that has this morning nominated me as its national chairman and presidential flag-bearer for the 2021 elections. In due course, we shall unveil our detailed plan and message/manifesto. I thank you.”
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Museveni, who has been President of Uganda since 1986 was involved in rebellions that toppled notorious Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before he captured power 1986.
Though during Museveni’s presidency, the country has experienced relative peace and significant success in battling HIV/AIDS, it also remains a country suffering from high levels of corruption, unemployment and poverty.
Moreso, Museveni’s presidency has been marred by involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other conflicts.