Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been duly nominated as a Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming 2021 Elections.
Mr. Museveni, who has since adopted his other name Tibuhaburwa, after court ruled that the names of the aspirants should be similar to the ones they used in their education journey, was nominated by Mr. Gadaffi Nasur and Ms. Hellen Seku.
“I have been duly nominated by the Independent Electoral Commission as a candidate for the 2021 presidential election. I thank my nominators, the two young people, Nassur Gaddafi and Hellen Seku.” Museveni said in statement.
The President also thanked the rest of his entourage to the nomination that was led by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice-chairperson Al-Hajj Moses Kigongo and the Secretary General, Justine Lumumba.
“Special gratitude to our supporters in the districts who signed my endorsement forms.” Museveni further said.
“At this nomination, I would want to emphasise two points; measures against the COVID-19 pandemic and security. COVID-19 is killing our people. In recent days, we lost an environment expert, Paul Mafabi, and my friend, Francis Kitaka, the veterinary expert and entrepreneur.”
He appealed to Ugandans not to take the disease lightly while emphasizing that the talk that villages are insulated from COVID-19 is false. He further appealed to Ugandans to follow all guidelines of health experts, sanitize, wear masks and observe social distancing.
“Secondly, I encourage everybody to maintain peace. I hear talk that some people want to cause chaos. Anyone planning mischief will fail. No one should threaten Ugandans with chaos. I thank you and I will delve into details of our manifesto at the launch later today.” Museveni added.