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NTV video | Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni Took His Sixth Oath As President In Ceremony Attended By 14 Heads of State

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Posted May 12, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Presidential Politics ~ 2,280 views

     

President Yoweri Museveni has embarked on a five-year journey at the end of which he would have been Uganda’s leader for 35 years. The President Museveni who took his sixth oath of office at the Kololo ceremonial grounds in Kampala, vowed that Uganda will remain peaceful since his government will ensure that no one destabilizes the country .

Museveni, 71, won February’s election though the result has been challenged by opposition leaders, one of whom has been held under house arrest for most of the weeks since.

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“I, Yoweri 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 cheers from the large bussed-in crowd gathered at a parade ground-cum-airstrip on a Kampala hillside.

He added he would, “uphold, preserve, protect and defend the constitution, and observe the laws of Uganda, and I shall promote the welfare of the people of Uganda, so help me God.”

Wearing his trademark khaki bush hat with chin strap and a dark business suit, Museveni spoke into a clutch of microphones with canary yellow muffs the colour of his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

More than a dozen heads of state, including Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, attended the swearing-in ceremony, the fifth since Museveni took power in 1986 at the head of a rebel army.

NTV News video and Daily Nation News Report.


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