Twenty four year old independent presidential candidate, John Katumba has fully been nominated to contest for presidency in 2021. He stands against three bush war generals who include the incumbent who has led Uganda for over 34 years among other seven experienced candidates.
Katumba was yesterday turned away from nominations after presenting cash of Shs20 million instead of receipt. “You have not fulfilled all the required criteria for nomination. It is not too late, you can go and apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN), pay the money and come back tomorrow for nomination,” Justice Byabakama said.
And today the Youth tuned up for nomination after he cleared nomination fees among others requirements.
“Presidential Aspirant has finally fulfilled all the necessary requirements. Having satisfied the Commission by presenting all the required documents, I duly announce John Katumba as a candidate for the 2021 general elections,” Justice Byabakama announced.
Speaking after nomination, Katumba said if he is voted into power, he will focus on unemployment that country is grappling with. “If others can, we can also make it. I will fight unemployment. I am a fresh graduate from Makerere University and I know what it means to go without a job,” Katumba said.
“Our currency is devalued. I know the problem and I am the solution to it. We export less and import more. Even the companies that make products for export are not for Ugandans,” he said.
“I am going to fight poverty starting with our minds. There is nothing impossible when God is on our side. Many of us are limited by our minds because we think that doing some things is impossible,” he said.
“My symbol is a table. Why I chose this is because I want all matters to be solved on a table and not by using force. We need to understand that we are one and should not resort to violence.”
Katumba now joins incumbent candidate and President Yoweri Museveni, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Lt. Gen. Tumukunde, Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert and Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Democratic Party’s Nobert Mao among other candidates.