By: Phillip Mwebaza.
The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is to swear in for his sixth term on 12th may 2021 since he was declared by the electoral commission as the winner of the January 14 polls under the National Resistance Movement party umbrella.
Only 15 head of states were invited to attend the inauguration and these will include, Uhuru Kenyatta(Kenya), Samia Suluhu Hassan(Tanzania) Cyril Ramaphosa(South Africa), Salva Kiir(South Sudan), Paul Kagame(Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi(DRC), Teodoro Obiang Nguema(Equatorial Guinea), Emmerson Mnangagwa(Zimbabwe) and Edgar Lungu(Zambia).
However it should be noted that the president of National Unity platform party Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobiwine declared himself the winner of the January 14 presidential election and asked his supporters to reclaim his 54.19% victory that he said was robbed from him by the Electoral Commission by joining “peaceful” protests in several parts of the country.
Also earlier this month, posters written on “Museveni Tajja Kulayira” meaning “Museveni will not swear-in” were pinned in various parts of the city by a pressure group that calls itself Time is Now.
The group promised that they will not allow President Museveni be sworn in for his sixth term in May. But it should be remembered that the president early this month warned opposition not to bother tampering with the swearing ceremony because they will have to deal with security forces.
“The opposition has been planning to stop the swearing-in of the president, they won’t because the security forces will stop them. They won’t stop swearing-in. Security forces will go for him or her…,” Museveni said.
Museveni also accused opposition for the on going murders in their camps that they do it intensionally to damage the government’s image.
“They plan all crazy things like killing opposition themselves and claim it is government. To conspire to do that is a crime. I advise them to drop it. I am happy many youths are refusing to follow the criminal plans of their leaders. You can’t disrupt Uganda. Whoever is telling you is deceiving you…,” He said.