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19-Year Old Running for Presidency in Uganda

A 19-year-old man in Uganda has reportedly taken the bold step to pick up nomination papers in his quest vie for the position of president in the country’s upcoming general elections.

Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa says that he sees himself to be a very competent leader and as such is more than qualified to lead the country despite his age.

He discloses that he intends to fund-raise for the 20 million Ugandan shillings ($5,400; £4,100) nomination fees which will help seal his nomination bid.

Mr Kaweesa is also required to collect at least 100 signatures in every district for his nomination; the country has more than 100 districts.

The country’s constitution allows any Ugandan citizen above the age of 18 to vie for the highest office of the land.

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

75 year old Yoweri Museveni has been ruling the East African nation since 1986 and seems to want to hold on to the position as a “president for life.”

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