Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni will on Thursday drive from his rural home to the capital, Kampala, making various stops in major towns.
President Museveni – who won a re-election last week – will make a total of seven stops in his route.
Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo detailed the journey in a tweet:
#NewsAlert Tomorrow Thur 21Jan 2021 President @KagutaMuseveni will drive from Rwakitura to. Kampala with stopovers #Lyantonde 12pm #Kyazannga 1pm #Lukaya 2pm #Kayabwe 3pm #Mpigi 4pm #Busega 5pm & #CitySquare 6pm. Media invited. @UgandaMediaCent @nbstv @ubctvuganda @ntvuganda— Ofwono Opondo P’Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) January 20, 2021
The president’s victory lap comes amid calls for the government to lift the house arrest of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, the pop star-turned politician popularly known as Bobi Wine, who has rejected the election results.
The US has called for a probe into allegations of election irregularities by the opposition, which have yet to file a petition.
The opposition’s offices were raided by the military and party officials say the material they were gathering for the petition was confiscated.