Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to vie for sixth term in office

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Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in the 2021 elections.

According to Ugandan media, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) made the resolution on Tuesday afternoon during a five day retreat of CEC at Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya district.

Should he win the 2021 elections, Museveni who has been in power since 1986 will extend his rule to 40 years in power.

The move comes after a bill was signed in December 2017 scrapping a presidential age limit of 75, which would have blocked Museveni from running again, sparking demonstrations and an outcry from the opposition which accused the president of seeking to rule for life.

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