Gen Tumukunde unveils ‘virgin voters’ in bid to unseat Museveni

Friday October 30 2020
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This photo taken on October 30, 2020 shows presidential hopeful Lt Gen (retired) Henry Tumukunde unveiling what he called ‘virgin voters’ at the Renewed Uganda Platform offices in Kololo, Kampala. PHOTO BY DAVID LUBOWA

By Arthur Arnold Wadero

Presidential aspirant Lt Gen (rtd) has today unveiled what he called 'virgin voters' who are said to be first time voters to help bolster his candidature ahead of next year's general election.

During the unveiling ceremony convened at his Kololo-based office in Kampala this afternoon, Gen Tumukunde asked them to solicit support from other Ugandans to join him in the race to unseat his former boss, President Museveni in the 2021 general election.

"I want the world to know that you made the decision to join me on your own, no one coerced you. It is people like you that will cause that change that Uganda deserves," Gen Tumukunde said.

"Ugandans should know that change is coming and it is inevitable and that's the faith I have," he added.

The chairperson of the 'virgin voters' Mr Lumula Junior Muyingo told journalists that Gen Tumukunde had the best plans for Ugandan youth.

"Our Gen (Tumukunde) is the only one with plans for us and is the one that can implement them. He is the only one that will give us a Uganda we shall be proud of," Mr Muyingo said.


After more than 30 years in power, Museveni, 76, is the only president most youth have known.

Museveni, one of Africa's longest-serving rulers, had the constitution amended for a second time to allow him to run a sixth time in 2021.