KOLOLO: President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has taken his oath of allegiance and oath of Presidency kick-starting his sixth elective term of office as Uganda’s fountain of honour. This term extends Museveni’s rule over Uganda to forty years.
Museveni took his oaths on Wednesday May 12th at the Kololo Independence grounds at a function witnessed by several Heads of state from across the world.
“I, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta 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 said to a cheering crowd of the people in attendance.
The oath of presidency was administered by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo who becomes the seventh Chief justice to administer the oath to Museveni.
Museveni was flanked by Hon. Janet Kataaha, the First lady who is also the Minister of Education and Sports.
The President of Burundi Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde and DRC President H.E Félix Tshisekedi were some of the heads in attendance at the Kololo ceremonial Grounds.
Museveni was declared winner of the January, 14, 2021, presidential election after beating National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, his closest rival.
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%).