MUSEVENI OPENS UP ON 2026 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AS HE CAMPS IN ACHOLI
By our reporter
AMORO: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has at last opened up on his 2026 presidential election candidature months after his supporters began endorsing him as their sole candidate for the 2026 elections.
This was in Acholi region where he kicked off his nationwide tour aimed at preaching the gospel of wealth creation to Ugandans.
The president also launched the Acholi zonal industrial hub located in Oding parish in Gulu city on Thursday.
The hubs are state house’s initiative aimed at reducing youth unemployment in the country by equipping them with hands-on skills.
Speaking during the event, the chairperson Omoro district Peter Okello Douglas Okao told Museveni that the people in his district had endorsed him as their sole candidate come 2026 presidential elections.
Okao urged that his people had taken the decision without consulting Museveni because of the need to consolidate the support and the achievements of the NRM party and that because he is able and he had championed peace not only in Acholi but the entire country.
But in response, Museveni thanked Okao for the suggestion noting that the matter would be handled at the right time and advised the people to concentrate on fighting poverty and food insecurity from their homes.
NRM supporters from other districts across Uganda have been endorsing Museveni’s sole candidature for the 2026 presidentail elections but this is the first time he has publically commented about it.