Ugandan ruling party backs Museveni re-election bid
SEE ALSO :Kenya to give five countries port landIn 2017, Parliament - which is controlled by the ruling party - voted to remove a 75-year age cap on the presidency that would have barred him from standing again. It was the second time parliament changed laws to clear the way for him to extend his rule. In 2005 a two-term limit clause that stopped him from seeking re-election was also deleted from the constitution. The NRM executive committee's endorsement typically results in Museveni being hand-picked by the party delegates' conference as a sole candidate, sparing him competition in a primary party poll. The conference is scheduled for November. He has not stated whether he intends to stand in the next election, but he is widely expected to. One of his opponents in the next polls could be singer and lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, who has rattled officials with his fast-growing support base. Mr Kyagulanyi told CNN he was mulling running for president in 2021.
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