By Ojede Ziegler Bobson
Based on my own opinion while carefully analyzing the trends of elections and good politics in Uganda, I Ojede Ziegler Bobson, an aspirant for the position of NRM Vice Chairperson for Northern Uganda, would like to make early predictions and calculations based on how President Museveni was all along winning the elections since 1996 up to 2021 general elections.
As we look forward to the 2026 elections, Museveni is likely and at most will win with over 80% in the upcoming general elections.
One of the top issues is fighting corruption which we have seen his commitment among others.
No wonder the arrest of several ministers implicated in the Karamoja/OPM iron sheets scandals and at the same time advocating for wealth creation, PDM, Emyooga and socio-economic transformation messages to the citizens of Uganda in the 18 zones while touring and practically reaching modal farmers by himself.
Let’s take a look at how President Museveni constantly became a Ugandan hero in winning constant elections
In 1996, the first elections were held in Uganda on 9th May when President Museveni offered himself as a candidate for President in the first general elections. Two other candidates stood against him but he managed to win them with a high margin including Paulo Ssemwogerere and Kibirige Mayanja.
President Museveni won with more than 75% of the vote and became the first directly elected President in the history of Uganda, Museveni was sworn in as president on 12th May 1996.
Again, the second set of elections was held in 2001 where H.E. President Museveni got 69 % against five other presidential candidates.
In 2001, Museveni won the presidential elections by a substantial majority. During the 2001 nomination of presidential candidates, President Museveni arrived at the nomination venue on boda boda.
He had jumped onto the taxi cycle from his vehicle at the entrance to the airstrip and could hardly find a seat as his jubilant supporters. This shows that President Yoweri Museveni is a flexible leader and adjustable in all kinds of situations and is not over-excited by events but remains focused and principled.
In the year 2006, general elections were held in Uganda on 23rd February 2006 where Museveni emerged the winner with 59% against four other presidential candidates who appeared on the ballot paper
In the 2011 presidential general elections held in Uganda on 18th February 2011, President Museveni won with 68.3 % against seven other candidates who contested the elections. The majority of MPs were from the NRM party winning 263 of the 375 seats in the Parliament of Uganda.
In the 2016 presidential elections general elections held in Uganda on 18th February 2016 the Electoral Commission declared Museveni elected with 61% of the vote against seven other candidates.
2021 general elections Museveni got 58.3% contesting against 10 other candidates.
In a nutshell or conclusively, President Museveni has really helped to revitalise Uganda, providing political stability for our growing economy, and improved infrastructures being witnessed in all parts of the country and more especially the tarmac roads, schools and health facilities.
Another thing to note is that he instituted a number of capitalist reforms and supported the media.
H.E Museveni inherited an economy that totally collapsed, however, enjoyed the support of the ‘Wanainchi’ in order to combat key problems in Uganda.
I call upon all Ugandans irrespective of any political affiliation to join hands with President Museveni and develop the country together as we aim for Vision 2040.
The writer is NRM Aspirant vying for the position of National Vice-chairperson, Northern Uganda.
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