At least 24 presidential aspirants have declared intention to
run for president in 2021 polls and have notified the Electoral
Commission (EC) of their plans to start consultations.
of the aspirants are publicly known with the most recognisable faces
being Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka, Bobi Wine (MP for Kyadondo East), and
Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde (former security minister).
more and bigger names are expected in the race as political parties have
not yet convened their national delegates conferences to elect their
presidential flag bearers. While Bobi Wine has already hit the consultation trail, other candidates are yet to embrace the process.The latest to enter the race is Lt Gen Tumukunde, who until 2018, was Security minister in President Museveni’s government.