Pictorial: President Museveni Sworn in For Fifth Term Top story

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Dignitaries graced Kololo Airstrip in Kampala as President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in as President of Uganda for his fifth term on Thursday 12th May.
Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu confirmed to the different dignitaries from Africa and the entire world that Museveni emerged winner of the 2016 general elections, after challenging seven other candidates including Forum for Democratic Change - FDC party's Dr Kizza Besigye, Independent candidates Amama Mbabazi, Dr Abed Bwanika, Joseph Mabiriizi and Retired Major Benon Biraro.
Others are Professor Venansius Baryamureeba and Maureen Kyalya who attended the inauguration ceremony.
The administration of the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of the President was subsequently presided over by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and the instruments of power including the Constitution of Uganda, Seal, Court of Arms, Uganda Flag and others were immediately handed over to the President elect.
Some of the key diginitaries who appeared for Museveni's swearing in ceremony included present and past African presidents. These included Sudan President, Omar Al Bashir, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenya, Tanzania's president John Pombe Magufuli, President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, Edgar Lungu of Zambia, Idris Deby Itno of Chad,  Mohamadou Issoufou of Niger, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Ibrahim Boubabacar of Mali, Teodore Oblang of Equatorial Guinea and others.
URN captured the swearing ceremony event and now brings you pictures.


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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.