Its now less than 4, days to the Ugandan general elections 2020/2021,
set to take place on 14 January 2021, to elect the president and members
of parliament, Political pressure has mounted among the candidates from
various political parties.
11 candidates are vying for the
presidency 2021, but high competition is between the National Resistance
Movement candidate also the incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museven of 75 years
who has been in power since 1986 and now running for 6th term and Ragea
music star Robert Kyagulanyi 38 years also known as Bobi Wine a member
of parliament from National Unity Platform party.
presidential candidates are Patric Oboi Amuriat from Forum For Democratic
Change, Norbert Mao from Democratic Party, Former Army commander Mugisha
Muntu, Former Security Minister Henry Tumukunde, John Katumba, Former
sports journalist Joseph Kabuleeta, Fred Mwesigye, Willy Mayambala and
the only female candidate Nancy Linda Kalembe.
Museveni is been ruling Uganda for more than 30 years, and in he says
that he has done a lot for Ugandans and in his current manifesto he
urged Ugandans to vote for him so that he can secure their future
But the youth who takes up 80℅ of Ugandan voters majority support Bobi
Wine saying that they need change and that they tired of being told that
they are the leaders of tomorrow yet they are already in the future.
this struggle of who will be the Ugandan next president, more than 50
youth have lost their lives in riots which broke out after Presidential
candidate Robert Kyagulanyi was arrested during one of his campaigns in
2020/2021 campaigns in Uganda where declared
scientific by the electoral commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama
due to covid 19 pandemic, where by candidates were burnt to conduct
political rallies of more than 200 supporters. And in some districts
campaigns were burned completely. And the candidates where urged to use
social media, televisions and radios to campaign.
This did not go
well with the opposition candidates who says that the government is
using electoral commission to restrict them from reaching their
Assuman Basaalirwa opposition member of parliament
while on an interview on a certain television programme said ” among the
countries who have organised general elections, Uganda is the only
country who put unfair measures to cub covid 19.
But members of
the ruling party have vowed to do whatever it takes to use the
scientific election to campaign for their candidate Yoweri Museveni back
Jacob Ayeru member of NRM Youth National task force
in an interview with Africa press revealed that they have launched a new
strategy named door to door campaign they are going to use national
wide to reach to every Ugandan in the few days left to support their