By Leilah Bbaale
Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as the President of Uganda.
Museveni, 76 was sworn in at Kololo Independence Grounds, in a ceremony graced by several African leaders including the president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan, Democratic Republic of Congo’s –DRC Felix Tshisekedi and others.
The others are Ethiopian leader Sahle-Work Zewde, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, South Sudan President Salva Kiir, the president of Guinea Alpha Conde, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and other guests.
Museveni was declared by the Electoral Commission as the winner of the 2021 general elections after challenging seven other candidates including National Unity Platform-NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi, FDC’s Patrick Amuriat, and DP’s Norbert Mao, Independent candidates John Katumba, Nacy Kalembe and Joseph Kabuleta.
Others are Alliance for National Transformation-ANT’s Mugisha Muntu, Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye, Willy Mayambala.
Museveni arrived at Kololo Independence Grounds at 11:30 a.m. accompanied by his wife, Janet Museveni.
The Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama read the proclamation, declaring President Museveni as the duly elected President, before taking the oath.
The administration of the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of the President was subsequently presided over by Chief Justice Alfonse.