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Elections in Uganda could be postponed due to Coronavirus

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has hinted the country could be forced to delay its presidential elections, slated for early 2021, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

“To have elections when the virus is still there… it will be madness,” Museveni, who is widely expected to contest for a sixth-five year term in office, told local media.

Uganda has since recorded 121 coronavirus infections and no deaths.

To counter the spread of this virus, Museveni has suspended both public and private transport except for those offering essential services, closed borders, and urged citizens to stay at home.

The country normally holds its general elections on the February of the fifth year.

President Museveni, 75, has ruled Uganda since he shot his way to power in 1986.

When the polls will be held, he expects competition from veteran opposition leader Kiiza Besigye, and pop star turned lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.