Museveni Sworn in as President of Uganda Top story

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Present at the swearing in ceremony are Presidents Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Sudans Omar Al Bashir, Tanzanias John Pombe Magufuli and his predecessor, Jakaya Kikwete, South Sudans Salva Kiir, Equatorial Guineas Teodoro Obiang, Cameroon Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, Zambias Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Malis Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Chads Idriss Deby and King of Lesotho, Letsi III, among others.

Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in for a sixth time as the President of Uganda.

Museveni was declared by the Electoral Commission as the winner of the 2016 general elections, after challenging seven other candidates including Forum for Democratic Change - FDC party's Dr Kizza Besigye, Independent candidates Amama Mbabazi, Dr Abed Bwanika, Joseph Mabiriizi and Retired Major Benon Biraro.

Others are Professor Venansius Baryamureeba and Maureen Kyalya who attended the inauguration ceremony.
 
Museveni arrived at Kololo Independence Grounds at 11:30 a.m. accompanied by his wife, Janet Museveni.
 
Engineer Badru Kiggundu, Electoral Commission chairman then read the proclamation, declaring President Museveni as the duly elected President, before taking oath.
 
//Cue In: The President-elect…
Cue Out:…republic of Uganda//
 
 
The administration of the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of the President was subsequently presided over by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.
 
//Cue In: I Yoweri Kaguta Museveni…
Cue Out:…so help me God//
 
Justice Katureebe later handed over instruments of power, including the Constitution, National Flag, Court of Arms, Presidential Standard Flag and the Public Seal.

The Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), General Katumba Wamala handed over a sword and shield, which are a symbol of the national defense forces to the Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces.
 
Present at the swearing in ceremony are Presidents Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Sudan's Omar Al Bashir, Tanzania's John Pombe Magufuli and his predecessor, Jakaya Kikwete, South Sudan's Salva Kiir, Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, Cameroon Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, Zambia's Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Chad's Idriss Deby and King of Lesotho, Letsi III, among others.