Yoweri Museveni declared himself to be Ugandan President

29 January 1986   Uganda

In 1980 Uganda held elections and Museveni lost. Reports were made that the elections had been rigged and Museveni together with Yusufu Lule formed the National Resistance Movement (NRM) which led a guerilla warfare against the ruling party led by Milton Obote. NRM eventually won and Museveni declared himself president of Uganda on this day.