President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth term as Uganda’s president at the Kololo National airstrip on Wednesday, 12th Of May 2021 following his January 14th victory against 10 other candidates.
The newly sworn-in president first inspected the parade when he arrived at Kololo in a black Mercedes-Benz wearing a black suit and escorted by his wife also the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni. He was therefore received by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.
After, he proceeded to receive a presidential salute and later inspected the army parade as the closing function. Museveni was later presented by the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama to the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny Dollo as the duly elected president of Uganda for the next five years.
” I Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of Almighty God that I shall faithfully exercise the function of the president of Uganda and shall uphold, preserve, protect and defend the constitution. And observe the laws of Uganda and that I shall promote the welfare of the people of Uganda. So help me God.” He sworn in.
He was later handed the instruments of power including the Constitution, the national flag, the presidential standard flag, the national anthem, the National Court of Arms, and the public seal from the Chief Justice. And after receiving the instruments of national defense including the shield and the sword from the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi plus a 21-gun salute.
The event has a total of 12 heads of state and other dignitaries to witness the inauguration with attendance of only 4,042 people to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Yoweri the president of the NRM party won presidential January polls with 58.38 percent (6,042,898 votes) winning other 10 candidates including Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine of National Unity Platform who was his closest rival in the race and lost with 35.08 percent ( 3,631,437 votes).