Ugandan President seeks re-election to extend rule for four decades

With an aim to extend his power, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is seeking re-election in the country. President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986.

The re-election could extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s rule for another four decades. Museveni’s party has confirmed that Uganda’s long-serving President has collected papers to seek nomination as the ruling party’s candidate in next year’s Presidential election.

Rogers Mulindwa, Spokesman for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), said, “Yes, we can confirm he has picked nomination forms for our flagbearer position.” He added that no other candidate from the party has yet shown up to contest him.

The strongest opposition Presidential aspirant is pop star and lawmaker Bobi Wine, 38. Opposition have criticised Museveni for using anti-coronavirus measures like bans on public gatherings to secure an advantage and hinder preparations by the opponents.

The 2021 Presidential election could be held in February, but no fixed date has yet been finalised.

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