It is going down! President elect, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni has arrived at Kololo independence grounds. Museveni will be swearing in for another term as president today. He was first sworn in for the same position on 28th January 1986, 35 years ago.
Footage on different televisions also covered the arrival of President Elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as he made his way towards Kololo Airstrip. By press time, the president had begun inspection of the Guard of Honor led by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Kololo Independence grounds has also ushered in ‘top guns’ from the government and NGO’s ahead of Museveni’s 5th swearing in ceremony. Live pictures coming in from the grounds are making rounds on social media about the big guns that have arrived prior to the event.
Rosa Malango, Head of the UN, Rebeca Kadaga, Speaker of The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, Chairman Electoral Commission, Simon Mugyenyi Byabakama, Head of UNDP, Bruno Otto Vice president His Excellency Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Mary Kororo Okurut, are some of the dignitaries that have arrived head of the ceremony.
Invitations were also extended to 14 other heads of state, who will be joining President Yoweri Museveni for the swearing ceremony. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyata, president of Kenya is touch down at Entebbe International Airport, and is making his way towards Kololo Independence grounds. His Excellency Évariste Ndayishimiye is also scheduled to be present for the ceremony.
Invitations were also extended to religious leaders like His Lordship Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, Supreme Mufti His Eminence Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.
Electoral Commission Chairperson Simon Byabakama invited the president elect, and shortly after invited the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, who is in charge of issuing the oaths of allegiance and presidency.
The chief Justice will be making history, presiding over ceremony for his first time since ascension into the position in August 2017. The Electoral Commission Chairperson is also making history, this being his first time in charge of such a function. He took over from Engineer Badru Kigundu, who had held the post for 14 years.