“I, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall be faithful and bear the true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda…” he said, marking the start of his 6th term in office in what makes him the longest-serving leader in the region.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was on Wednesday sworn in for a 6th elective term, in a ceremony attended by several heads of state, including Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta.
The 76-year-old leader has been in power since 1986, after bloody civil war.
Museveni, 76, won 58 percent of the votes cast in January’s polls, beating his closest rival and pop star, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine from the National Unity Platform who has since disputed the results saying the election was not free and fair.
A total of 12 heads of state and other dignitaries witnessed the inauguration at the Kololo Independence grounds as thousands followed proceedings from their homes for fear of spreading Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Bobi wine’s home and that of firebrand opposition leader Dr Kizze Besigye were surrounded by security officers.