48 Aspirants for Uganda’s Presidential Elections

September 20, 2015 10:27 am0 comments by:

Forty eight aspirants have picked nomination forms for 2016 Presidential Elections.
Ten out of the aspiring candidates are sponsored by political parties, while thirty eight intend to stand as independent candidates.
Two of the aspirants are women.
Nominations are scheduled for 5th – 6th October 2015, at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, Kiira Town Council, Wakiso District.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairman, Mr Tanga Odoi has confirmed President Yoweri Museveni as a sole candidate for the party ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.
Meanwhile the ruling party on Saturday confirmed President Museveni as its sole candidate in next year’s elections.

In his acceptance speech president Yoweri Museveni said the ruling party has achieved a lot over the years and pledged to fight corruption, poverty and improve household income.
“I want to thank Central Executive Committee (CEC), and members of the NEC for supporting my candidature. I also want to thank the historical NRM league for supporting my candidature. The NRM is not a novice organization. It is an organization that has gone through a furnace of history of Uganda. We have been able to achieve a lot like liberating the country, minimum recovery programme of the country, economic transformation by sending many children to school and health, among others,” he said.
President Museveni has so far ruled Uganda for 30-years. He however faces a stiff competition from his former confidant Amama Mbabazi who is likely to be fielded as the joint opposition candidate.

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