Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been nominated unopposed by his party to run for a sixth presidential term in the elections slated to be held at the start of the next year, a party official said on Tuesday.
Tanga Odoi, the head of the ruling National Resistance Movement’s election commission, said the country’s 75-year-old president has also been made the chairman of the party.
Museveni has been the president of Uganda since 1986 when he overthrew the then-government of Milton Obote after waging a five-year guerilla war.
The elections are to be held in January 2021.
Bobi Wine, a local musician, is regarded by many as the toughest challenger of Museveni since he has been mobilizing youth to join his side.
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