President Yoweri Museveni began his sixth term in power on Wednesday May 12, 2021 when he was sworn into office after winning the elections in January.
“I, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa 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,” Museveni said to a cheering crowd of the people in attendance.
The President of Burundi Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde and DRC President H.E Félix Tshisekedi were some of the heads of states in attendance at the Kololo ceremonial Grounds.
Museveni was declared winner of the January, 14, 2021, presidential election after beating National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, his closest rival.
The presidential election which had 11 candidates was won by Museveni who got 6,042,898 representing (58.38%). Bobi Wine got 3,631,437 votes representing (35.08%).