On Friday July 31, Yoweri Museveni, 70, picked up a form to run for re-election in 2016. He addressed his party officials and supporters afterwards saying he was asked by his party and members across the country to offer himself for the position.

    “The historicals [party leaders] agreed that as a way forward, I come and pick these nominations forms and I offer myself for the position of party chairman and NRM presidential candidate for the period 2015-2021,”

The 70 year-old has been president of Uganda since 1986 after he came in through a coup and has been re-elected three times since 1996.