Museveni heading for victory-Analysts
Uganda’s Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has been nominated to run for a fourth elective term in office. Mr. Museveni who has ruled Uganda since 1986 is credited for bringing peace and economic recovery to the country which was once economically crippled. Mr. Museveni will represent the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in the 2011 presidential elections.
His main rival Rtd.Col.Dr.Kiiza Besigye was also cleared by the national electoral commission to run as a presidential candidate representing the Forum for Democratic change. This will be the third time Mr.Besigye contests against President Museveni in a national election that analysts believe might favor the incumbent. Others nominated to run for the presidency include, Mr.Nobert Mao,-leader of the Democratic Party, Mr.Jaberi Bidandi Ssali of the People’s Progressive Party and MS Betty Kamya the only female candidate in the race.