The Ugandan ruling party confirmed Tuesday the country’s president, Yoweri Museveni, as his candidate for the 2021 presidential election, in which he will seek a sixth term in the country once the deadline for receiving candidacies has officially expired.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) Election Commissioner Tanga Odoi announced last week that Museveni was the only one who had met the requirements, which was criticized by former MP John Ssimbwa, who recalled that Period ended this Tuesday.
However, Odoi officially confirmed during the day that Museveni was the party’s candidate for the presidential election, while Moses Kigongo was named vice president of the formation, according to the Ugandan newspaper New Vision.
“I thank the NRM for making me national president (the party) and candidate for the presidential election in 2021 this morning,” Museveni said of his report on the social network Twitter. “We will publish our detailed plan and manifesto in due course. Thank you,” he added.