Uganda Presidents

Uganda has had a great shift in presidents until to date, it can’t be established if Uganda is experiencing the real democracy as in the states of the law.

By the law under articles, 98 and 108 of the Constitution of Uganda respectively is the provisional for the existence of presidency in Uganda.

The Constitution states that there shall be a President of Uganda who shall be the Head of State, Head of Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, and the Fountain of Honour.

After Uganda’s independence in October 1962, Sir Walter Coutts remained the Governor and head of state representing Queen Elizabeth II of the UK. Apollo Milton Obote becomes the Executive Prime Minister of independent Uganda.

A year after 1963, the parliament of Uganda voted Sir Edward Mutesa II, the King of Buganda the ceremonial president of Uganda

The Order of Uganda Presidents

Sir Edward Luwangula Walugembe Mutesa II reigned from 09th October 1963 to 2nd March 1966

Apollo Milton Obote reigned from 15th April 1966 to 25th January 1971

Idi Amin Dada reigned from 25th January 1971 to 11th April 1979

Yusuf Kironde Lule reigned from 13th April 1979 to 20th June 1979

Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa reigned from 20th June 1979 to 12th May 1980

Apollo Milton Obote from 17th December 1980 to 27th July 1985

Tito Okello Lutwa Bazilio reigned from 29th July 1985 to 26th January 1985

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni started on 27th January 1886 to date.

Though the country has experienced such a shift of presidents, there is never been a chance of a president without the power of the gun ever since independence. And the prevailing democracy in the country is working earnestly to ensure that there is peace.