Ugandan teenager joins presidential race

Africa

A 19-year-old Ugandan has picked nominations papers to vie for the presidency in the upcoming general elections.

Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa said he had always been a leader and was qualified to lead the country, adding that he would fund-raise for the 20m Ugandan shillings ($5,400) nomination fee.

Kaweesa is also expected to collect 100 signatures in every district for his nomination. Uganda has more than 100 districts.

The constitution allows any Ugandan citizen who is above 18 years to vie for the presidency.

The teenager joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi – popularly known as Bobi Wine – and a former army general Henry Tumukunde who have declared interest to run against incumbent President Yuweni Museveni

 

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