Museveni has been nominated for the 2021 general election under the National Resistance Movement Party.
He is an African statesmen, a strong advocate of African unity and integration who has increasingly been credited for championing African unity. African diplomats fondly refer to him as “the African Bismarck”. He is driven by the urgent need to permanently cure Africa’s vulnerable position in the global arena of economic and political giants.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a man of strong convictions and rare courage.
He takes risks and pursues national interests above his personal comfort and safety.
Mr Museveni is a results-oriented leader, whose calling to politics is borne out of deep and unwavering commitment to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of society.
He displays exceptional understanding of historical and social challenges of African societies. This is what inspired his direct involvement in the liberation and emancipation of his countrymen and women.
Museveni has been politically active since his school days as he started waking up Banyankole from poverty as early as 1959 when he joined Mbarara High School.
He strongly discouraged nomadism. Later when he joined Ntare School, he doubled as president of the debating society and scripture union.
Through his engagement in student activities he perfected his convictions which shaped him for leadership.
His political awareness and ideological orientation became more focused during the three years (1967 to 1970) he spent at the University of Dar es Salaam. The university provided a very conducive atmosphere for pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism. While there, he became the president of the University Students’ African Revolutionary Front (USARF), a basis on which he gained mentorship from President Julius Nyerere.
It is while at this university that he developed far-reaching pan-Africanist and revolutionary ideas.