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Museveni swears in for the 6th elective term

The former bush war Gen Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for the sixth term as the President of Uganda. Mr Museveni was sworn in by the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo.

“I, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni, swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall faithfully exercise the functions of the President of the Republic of Uganda,” Museveni swore

President Museveni was handed the instruments of power which included, the national flag, coat of arm, National anthem, Military emblem, sword and the seal. The instruments of power were in tandem, handed to him by the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo.

At the event, the Presidential Standard Flag was lowered at the Kololo Independence Grounds, marking the end of the 2016-2021 Presidential term. At the arrival the president inspected the guard of honor before swearing in.

At the ceremony, the chairperson of the electoral commission Justice Simon Byabakama later declared that Museveni won January 14th presidential election beating his closed rival Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who stood on the ticket of the National Unity Platform’s (NUP).

Byabakama said that the presidential election which had 11 candidates was won by Museveni who got 6,042,898 representing (58.38%). Bobi Wine got 3,631,437 votes representing (35.08%). He therefore invited the president to take oath.

“It is comic to hear lectures from foreign actors about democracy. We are architects of Uganda’s democracy. We will not entertain such lectures apart from those coming from our brothers and sisters in Africa. We designed the current governance system from the juggles of this country. We lived with the people in their huts from 1981-1986,” Museveni said

 “The next government will continue offering free education, protect Bibanja owners, fight corruption in police and avail low interest loans and grants to parish SACCOs. This financial year and the coming financial year we have put aside 460 billion to cater for performing arts, boda-boda groups,” he said

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