PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ADOPTS NEW OFFICIAL NAME, ‘TIBUHABURWA’
The President of Uganda, who has been publicly known as Yoweri Museveni Kaguta has officially changed his name to adopt his official childhood name Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni.
This follows an announcement by the Electoral Commission that aspirants with different names other than those in their academic documents will not be nominated.
The president signed a declaration as required by the Registration of Persons Act, to be formally known as 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.
According to the deed poll document dated 6 October, the president says that the new name ‘Tibuhaburwa’ has always been on his academic papers, a reason for him to officially adopt it.
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.
In 2017, a court ruling annulled an MPs election victory based on the fact that he had interchanged his names on different official documents.