Museveni, 73, Declared as Presidential Candidate for Next Elections

What happened to young people taking the lead in African Countries’ Government? When you look at Nigeria presidential candidates, you will find that the two main contestants are very old.  Atiku Abubakar 72 vs. Buhari 76. In fact, these people should be retired.

Atiku Vs. Buhari

Now Uganda follows by endorsing their 73-Year-old Museveni as a presidential candidate for next elections. (whispers, I just hope Kenyans are taking lessons, because if we don’t, young people “uongozi Tutaonesa viusasa”.

See what your Uganda has done again! President Yoweri Museveni as the sole candidate, has been endorsed for the upcoming 2021 elections by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Yoweri Museveni 73

Through its supreme Body, the Central Executive Committee, the ruling political party in Uganda said it had reached the decision after a five-day retreat.

“To emphatically recommend to the membership of the Movement and its organs that Yoweri Museveni, our leader and General of the African resistance, continues leading the Movement in 2021 and beyond as we eliminate the bottlenecks ‘to transformation,” a resolution issued after the retreat at Chobe Safari Lodge in northwest Uganda reads.

This means that Museveni who has been in power for 33 years, will be seeking a sixth term in office. Confirming the issued resolution, Mr Rogers Mulindwa, a spokesman for the ruling party’s secretariat seconded the decision by CEC.

“There is no law breached. This matter can continue to be sold to other party members as we get closer to the National Delegates Conference in November this year,” he said.

Since general elections two years away, Museveni will be 76 years old at the time he runs again for office.

The announcement is likely to spark controversy because of the deep divisions in Uganda over a 2017 change to the country’s constitutional age limit for candidates.

In September 2018, a group of Ugandan MPs petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing Museveni to seek re-election.

The move to amend the constitution last year drew widespread opposition and violent protests. Fistfights broke out in the legislative chamber on two occasions.

The Ugandan Parliament then voted overwhelmingly to scrap an age limit of 75 for presidential candidates. There were claims that lawmakers had been bribed before the vote and that insufficient public consultations had been held

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