Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has gathered the necessary documents to stand as a candidate for his party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in the 2021 general election, in which he will seek a sixth term.
Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, has gathered the documents at his party’s headquarters, as confirmed by NRM Election Commission chairman Tanga Odoi, who stressed that he was the only one to do so for the time being.
“The only person who collected the documents and papers for the presidential nomination is Museveni. He sent his personal lawyers, who also collected the documents, to become party leaders,” he said.
So far, only former MP John Ssimbwa has been the only one who has expressed his willingness to contest the ruling party’s candidacy for Museveni, although he has not officially done so, according to the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor.