President Yoweri Museveni has successfully changed his name to correspond with his academic papers. In a document dated October 6, Museveni undertook a deed poll and a legal deed to formalize a change of his name.
Museveni has realigned his name from Yoweri Museveni, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni.
“I formally and absolutely renounce and abandon the use of the names, Yoweri Museveni, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and assume and adopt my full name Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni,” reads the document.
This follows an announcement by the Electoral Commission that aspirants with different names other than those in their academic documents will not be nominated.
Kyadondo East MP also president of National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Gen Mugisha Muntu, the Alliance for National Transformation’s (ANT) president and former security minister Gen Henry Tumukunde are also in the process to realign their names.