Hundreds of supporters of the National Resistance Movement yesterday afternoon jammed the streets of Kampala to celebrate the nomination of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as a candidate for the 2006 presidential elections.
Chanting NRM slogans and blowing whistles, the supporters made long processions from the nomination grounds in Namboole, and occasionally blocked the convoy of Mr. Museveni as he moved to Kololo Airstrip where he addressed a rally and launched his manifesto.
Museveni was declared nominated by the Electoral Commission's chairperson, Badru Kiggundu, shortly after 2 p.m.
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He was nominated by Moses Kigongo and was seconded by the Minister of Education, Namirembe Bitamazire.
Museveni who uncharacteristically kept his security detail at a distance ordering them not to push away a large crowd of journalists and supporters. He told reporters just outside the stadium that his nomination that he felt ion coursei on the struggle to end sectarianism.
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Museveni who has ruled uganda since 1986 said he will work towards a continued professionalisation of the army, improve agriculture, transform the economy, introduce universal secondary education and improve power supply over the next five years.