Today Ugandans are exercising their democratic right to choose their future leaders. The elections in Uganda are being held today, to choose the president and members of the parliament.
According to the statistics from the Uganda electoral Commission, over 15million voters are registered to vote. There are 8 candidates vying for the presidency and 290 seats being contested by candidates from 29 political parties.
Although there 8 candidates vying for the presidency, only three candidates out of the eight, seem to have managed to garner the most support from the Ugandans. The three are Museveni who is the incumbent president, Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change and Mr Amana Mbabazi who is an independent candidate.
In this year’s election, Museveni who has been in power for almost 3 decades is facing his stiffest competition yet, form Kizza Besigye and Amana Mbabazi.
The elections officials in Uganda were optimistic that the elections will pass peaceful. The president also warned that anyone who tries to disrupt these elections will be dealt with effectively.