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Museveni Nominated to Contest for the Presidency Again

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He was nominated and seconded by Gaddafi Nasur, the NRM youth League chairman and Hellen Seku, an NRM supporter from Kamuli village in Kira municipality. This is the sixth presidential election that Museveni will be participating in. He first came to power in 1986.
Museveni, accompanied by wife at Kyambogo this morning

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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, from the National Resistance Movement-NRM, has been duly nominated as a presidential candidate to take part in the 2021 general election. Museveni was declared candidate at 10:37 by the presiding officer, also the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi.

He was nominated and seconded by Gaddafi Nasur, the NRM youth League chairman and Hellen Seku, an NRM supporter from Kamuli village in Kira municipality. This is the sixth presidential election that Museveni will be participating in. He first came to power in 1986.

Museveni who was accompanied by, among others, his wife Janet Museveni, Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, NRM vice chairperson Haji Moses Kigongo, Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda among others, arrived at the nomination venue at 9:47, 13 minutes before his scheduled nomination time of 10 am.

Speaking before the nomination, Justice Byabakama called on the aspiring candidates to follow the rules as issued.  “We urge aspiring candidates to only be accompanied by only 10 people…desist from mobilizing supporters to be accompanied to and from the nomination venue,” Byabakama said.

He also called upon the general public to follow the guidelines which have been issued by the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health as a means of stopping the spread of Coronavirus. 

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Speaking to the media after he was declared a candidate, Museveni also called upon Ugandans to be wary of coronavirus Disease which he said is now spreading vigorously.

“The best thing is for you not to get this disease but our people seem not to be understanding this. Don’t play with this disease, it kills, most of the people who have died have been health, they didn’t have any particular disease. Please don’t take this disease carelessly,” Museveni said 

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So far, 10 people have been cleared to be nominated today and tomorrow. Among them is  Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Tumukunde Henry Kakurugu, Mwesigye Fred, Mayambala Willy, Kabuleta Kiiza Joseph, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, Katumba John, Kalembe Nancy Linda, Amuriat Oboi Patrick and Mugisha Muntu Gregg.

For an aspirant to be nominated, he/she must present a copy of a filled nomination form, proof of having A-level education or its equivalence, proof that the aspirant his nominator and seconder are registered voters, certificate of compliance showing that he/she submitted 9800 signatures of supporters and proof of payment of Shs 20million which is nonrefundable.  

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