4 Decades Nonstop, Tang Odoi Declares Museveni Unopposed

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • July 23, 2020

Like it or not the oldman with the heart is enterring record breaking moment as he moves to lead the Pearl of Africa for the 4th decade in a row.

President Museveni was yesterday declared unopposed for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidency and party chairman ahead of the forthcoming elections.

The NRM electoral commission chairperson, Mr Tanga Odoi said that the deadline for picking the nomination forms for the two positions ended yesterday (July 22).

He said that only Mr Museveni had picked the nomination forms for party presidency thus rendering him a sole candidate for the position.

“As per yesterday, no one had picked nomination forms to carry the party flag in the forthcoming elections. I therefore, declare Museveni as a sole candidate for this position,” Mr Odoi said.

Odoi also said that the former Makindye Member of Parliament (MP), John Ssimbwa who had picked nomination forms for national party chairman did not pay his Shs10m and this also leaves Museveni as a sole candidate for the position.

However, moments after Mr Odoi’s declaration, Ssimbwa arrived at threatened to sue the party and its electoral commission saying President Museveni had been nominated unlawfully.

According to him, the road map indicated that aspiring members were supposed to express interest and pick nomination forms between July 20 and 22 before they return them between July 27 and 28.