The national executive of Uganda ’s National Resistance Movement endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s candidate in an election set for February as he looks to extend his 24-year rule of the East African nation.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni named his wife as a cabinet minister and increased the size of his cabinet after winning a Feb. 18 election, according to a list of 75 ministers published today by state-run New Vision newspaper.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni leads the East African country’s presidential election with votes at about half of polling stations counted, Electoral Commission of Uganda Chairman Badru Kiggundu said.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for a fourth term, pledging to defeat “disruptive schemes” as police sprayed teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of the main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye.
Olara Otunnu , the Ugandan opposition leader who plans to run against President Yoweri Museveni , is shielding himself from charges of sedition and promoting sectarianism by alleging political persecution, the presidency said.