Party endorses Yoweri Museveni as President for the sixth term

President Yoweri Museveni has been endorsed by the ruling party in Uganda as its candidate for the 2021 elections.

The 74-year-old leader, started who started his Presidential reign in 1986, will be running for a sixth term.

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) agreed in a meeting chaired by Mr Museveni on Wednesday, that he should continue leading the movement and the state in 2021 and beyond to eliminate bottlenecks to transformation.

Mr Museveni once said leaders who “overstayed” in office were the root of Africa’s problems.

However, he said, while running for a fifth term in 2016, that it was not the right time for him to leave as he still had work to do.

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His candidacy for Uganda’s next election comes after he signed a 2017 bill that scrapped the presidential age limit of 75.

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