The number of 2021 presidential election aspirants has risen to 43 as the Electoral Commission gears up for the virtual campaigns.
Former army commander Maj-Gen Mugisha Muntu becomes the latest entrant into the race representing his recently founded Alliance for National Transformation (ANT).
Others include journalist-turned preacher Joseph Kabuleta, an ardent critic of President Yoweri Museveni’s government ; former spy chief Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde; Charles Rwomushana, a former operative at the Internal SecurityOrganisation turned-political commentator who has written to the commission seeking clearance and guidance on gathering the legally mandated signatures from three thirds of all the country in Covid-19 regulations.
People Power Movement politician Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi says he has been endorsed as the outfits sole candidate for its presidential ticket, while the main opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is reportedly courting its former president and four-time contender, Dr Kizza Besigye to again lead its effort.
Dr Besigye and Mr Bobi Wine recently launched a new joint platform, United for Change as a pressure group to push for political reforms.