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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni sworn-in

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 12th May 2016 12:21 PM

The Chief Justice Bert Katureebe administered the oath at Kololo Independence Grounds.

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The Chief Justice Bert Katureebe administered the oath at Kololo Independence Grounds.

President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday morning was sworn-in for a 5th term in office.

The Chief Justice Bert Katureebe administered the oath at Kololo Independence Grounds.

Electoral Commission Chairperson Dr. Bardu Kiggundu introduced Museveni as the winner of the February general polls to the Chief Justice.

"I, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall faithfully exercise the functions of the President of the Republic of Uganda. Uphold, preserve, protect and defend the constitution, and observe the laws of Uganda, and I shall promote the welfare of the people of Uganda, so help me God," Museveni said.

In the administration of the oath, Katureebe was assisted by the Chief Registrar of Courts Paul Gadenya as thousands cheered on.

15 Heads of state and delegates from friendly countries attended the colourful function.

Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, Tanzania’s President Pombe Magufuli and Zambian President Edgar Lungu are some of the heads of state who will grace today’s event.

Museveni, who is the chairperson of NRM, came to power in 1986 after carrying out a five-year-long protracted guerrilla warfare in the jungles of Luwero triangle (1981-1986).

Museveni was declared winner of the presidential elections with 60.67%. Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) got 35.61%. Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, who challenged the results in the Supreme Court and lost the case, came third with 1.43%.

 

 

 

 

 

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