By Allan Gumisiriza
National Resistance Movement (NRM) National Chairman,H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ‘happily agreed’ to contest for the sixth term in the 2021 elections, saying he and his NRM party still have an ‘Incomplete mission’ of taking Uganda to the next level.
Museveni said this while addressing the 2019 NRM Parliamentary Caucus on Monday at National Leadership institute (NALI) Kwankwanzi.
“I thank my colleagues in CEC and the NRM parliamentary caucus for forwarding my name to continue adding more steps on our mission-oriented journey. Am therefore very pleased with your confidence showed in me and since am still very able and I happen to be among the most conversant with this journey, I happily agree to serve,” said Museveni.
He said, together with the Party membership coupled with the assured economic recovery, NRM was destined to deliver the country to higher levels.
According to the NRM party spokesperson, Rogers Mulindwa, Museveni’s agreement to run in the 2021 presidential race attracted cheers from the legislators. Museveni noted that, together with the NRM party membership coupled with the assured economic recovery, they were destined to deliver the country to positive direction.
The president reportedly said that he was convinced that together with the party leadership, they could make NRM invulnerable, not vulnerable to any attack and deal with the issues of the youth and job creation among others.
Museveni’s acceptance means that he will contest for a sixth term in office come 2021 when he will be 76 years old having started leading Uganda in 1986.
The motion to have Museveni continue leading the country was on Sunday moved by the Eastern Region PWDs representative, Hellen Asamo who said Uganda needed Mr.Museveni now more than ever before, for his firm guidance and mentorship of the party membership.
A similar motion was in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections, moved by then Northern Youth MP, Evelyn Anite still at Kyankwanzi, and Museveni was also then endorsed as the sole presidential candidate for the NRM.
The move locked out his rivals in the party who included former prime minister and then party’s secretary General Amama Mbabazi who had expressed interest in contesting against Museveni.
Mbabazi was subsequently forced out the party and run for Presidency under the Go-Forward Movement. Mbabazi would later lose the contest to Museveni garnering less than 1 per cent. Enjoy more pictorials for the event below