Lieutenant General Kainerugaba Muhoozi has hailed Uganda as God's chosen country following recent successes in different disciplines.

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In a tweet, the eldest son of President Yoweri Museveni, lauded the country's recent revamping of Ugandan Airlines which had collapsed many years ago.

Also, he praised the country's success at IAAF world championships in Doha where Uganda finished third after Kenya and Ethiopia in Africa continental ranking.

"Ugandan strong! I never used to believe it but Almighty God has made me a believer. Nobody can defeat Uganda! This is God's country. 

"Whoever dares will be crushed to dust! Ruhanga asiimwe.Happy Independence Day!God bless Uganda!" he wrote, posting Ugandan flags.

The 44-year-old is said to be one of the favorites to take over from his father, a former Ugandan Patriotic Defense Forces member who took over power in 1986.

Lt Gen Muhoozi has rapidly risen in ranks within the army, with Museveni promoting him to the current position from Major General in 2019 February.

“The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has confirmed the promotions of 2,031 UPDF personnel to various ranks,” read the statement by the army.

President Museveni is however keen to defend his seat in 2021 polls having prevailed upon Parliament to scrap age limits and terms for presidential candidates.

By then, he could be the oldest serving African president after Obiang Nguema of Equitorial Guinea, who has been around for decades.