So far 24 Ugandans are officially running for presidency as they move to break Museveni's 34-year monopoly of power

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni
  • At least 24 Ugandans including Yoweri’s fiercest critic Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, have officially declared their intention to run for president in the 2021 Ugandan election.
  • As the D day draws nearer, more people could express interest to give incumbent Museveni a run for his money as some political parties are yet to convene their national delegates conferences to elect their presidential flag bearers.
  • On the flip side, the high number of candidates may work in Museveni’s favour as votes will be scattered across different players and seal Museveni’s victory.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni quest to stay in power for more than 34 years he has already clocked may not be a walk in the park.

At least 24 Ugandans including Yoweri’s fiercest critic Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, have officially declared their intention to run for president in the 2021 Ugandan election and kick him out of power.

Another notable figure is former security minister, Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde.

As the D day draws nearer, more people could express interest to give incumbent Museveni a run for his money as some political parties are yet to convene their national delegates conferences to elect their presidential flag bearers.

On the flip side, the high number of candidates may work in Museveni’s favour as votes will be scattered across different players while the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party supporters voting as a block and sealing Museveni victory.

In March 2019, NRM lawmakers endorsed President Museveni to continue leading the party and the state.

A month later, Uganda’s Supreme Court upheld a decision to remove an age cap of 75 for presidential contenders, paving the way for Mr Museveni to run again in 2021 at the age of 76.

Here are the 24 aspirants eyeing Uganda’s Presidency.

  1. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine
  2. Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde
  3. Francis Elton Nyero Lakalle
  4. Elton Joseph Mabirizi
  5. Dr Moses Khalim Amin
  6. Timothy Mugerwa
  7. Apostle Ben Israel Sseninde
  8. Bob Paul Akileng
  9. Isaac Sendagire Salongo
  10. Mathias Semusu
  11. Joseph Mwambazi
  12. Stephen Kaweesa
  13. Christopher Rubaga
  14. Ambrose Kyomukama
  15. Charles Mutaasa Kafeero
  16. Dr Joel Senkimpi
  17. Yosam Makooma Tunawooza
  18. Fred Mwesigye
  19. John Herbert Nkangabwa
  20. Moses Byamugisha
  21. Fred Chemuko Wakuri
  22. Maguru Ruhinda
  23. Edward Nyonzima
  24. Grace Kabarungi Muluya
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