The 2021 general election nears get the Nomination of presidential candidate that is on at Kyambogo.
Uganda’s incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the first candidate to go a successfully nomination. This flashes light ahead of the forthcoming Uganda General Elections 2021.
However, president Museveni got company from first lady Janet Museveni, Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.
Additionally, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, NRM national Vice Chairman, Moses Kigongo! and the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba also did not miss the function.
And other top party officials who were all smart in yellow makes it a point to witness president’s nomination. As usual the Electoral Commission at 10 am on Monday at Kyambogo cricket grounds! did it’s work to nominate the president.
But this happens after presenting his academic documents! proof of being a registered voter and paying shs20 million nomination fees.
“I hereby declare Yoweri Museveni Tibuhaburwa Kaguta duly nominated candidate in respect to the presidential elections of 2021; having fulfilled the requirements as set out in the Presidential Elections Act 2005,” EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama notes.
Meanwhile the incumbent was nominated by Nassur Gaddafi and Hellen Sseku.
Immediately after his successful nomination; the EC chairperson asked Museveni, to get an official agent to coordinate his campaigns and media programs.
Nomination of presidential candidate at Kyambogo cricket grounds
While Speaking shortly after his nomination! Museveni applauded the Electoral Commission for the good job done in nominating him.
“I want to thank the Electoral Commission for nominating me! as the flag bearer for National Resistance Movement for coming presidential elections. And I also thank my nominators,” he says.
I would want to emphasize two points; measures against the Covid-19 pandemic and security.
“The safety of Ugandans is the most above all. The best thing is for you not to get this disease. Our people seem not to understand this thing.” he notes.
However, more other candidates are to get nominated in the two day exercise; the kicked on today and will run up to tomorrow. Unlike in the past nomination events.
For this event is having strict rules limiting the number of people in the entourage and also banning any processions! rallies and assemblies due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.