Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is set to contest for the country’s top job in 2016 when the East African country conducts it’s next general election, according to sources within the National Leadership institute, Kyankwanzi where NRM legislators are holding a 10-day retreat.
MPs John Simbwa (Makindye East), Hatwib Katooto (Katerera) and the deputy Minister for Karamoja, Ms Barbara Oundo Nekesa seconded a motion proposed by Evelyn Anite, Northern Youth MP.
If he contests, Museveni will be seeking his 5th term as president of the country.
He has spent 28 years in power having captured power in 1986 after a five year guerrilla war.
For many Ugandans, Yoweri Museveni is the president who brought democracy to a country reeling after decades of dictatorship and went on to steer it towards strong economic growth.
For other more critical voices, however, he is the leader who, after almost three decades in power, increasingly looks like Uganda’s president for life.