His nomination has paved the way for Museveni to seek a sixth elective term as President in polls that will be held early next year.
I thank the @NRMOnline party that has this morning nominated me as its national chairman and presidential flag-bearer for the 2021 elections. In due course, we shall unveil our detailed plan and message/manifesto. I thank you. pic.twitter.com/hGY1S1DvsI
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) July 28, 2020
He said top on the priority list for his government is the fight against the coronavirus, with saving life being at the heart of this battle in Uganda as is in other parts of the world.
“We want to save life. This is our biggest challenge,” said Museveni, who had started off his delivery by apologising for his hoarse voice, which he later described as his “weapon that is a bit rusty” but would soon be mended.