Museveni embarks on final campaign leg ahead of January 14 poll

Monday January 04 2021
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President Yoweri Museveni campaigning recently. PHOTO/ FILE

By Moses Ndhaye

The NRM presidential candidate and incumbent president Yoweri Museveni today starts his final campaign leg as he returns to some districts where he’s already campaigned.

Mr Museveni who’s seeking to extend his rule to the fourth decade in the January 14, 2021 poll said he will start his campaign today by meeting the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) leaders in Kisoro District.

“Happy New Year to you all. We start the final leg of our campaign with a meeting of our

NRM leaders in Kisoro District today. In the evening, I will conduct a radio/TV address translated in Luo for the benefit of Acholi and Lango sub-regions,” Mr Museveni, 76, tweeted Monday morning.

The NRM party secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba said Sunday that Mr Museveni who has been in power since 1986 will return to Kisoro, Kassanda, Yumbe and Maracha districts where he will be meeting several leaders as he winds up his campaigns.

Mr Museveni was due to campaign in districts like Mukono, Wakiso and Kampala which were blacklisted by the electoral commission over surging Covid-19 numbers.


However, Ms Lumumba told journalists Sunday that they are currently working with the electoral commission to grant them permission to have their candidate go back and carry out the campaigns.