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The final day for nomination of presidential candidates saw the EC accept another three individuals, bringing the number of contenders in the Feb 18, 2011 polls to eight.The race, which officially kicks off tomorrow, will be between Pres.M7, Dr Kizza Besigye, Mr Norbert Mao, Mr Jaberi Bidandi Ssali, Ms Beti Olive Kamya, Dr Abed Bwanika, Mr Olara Otunnu and Mr Samuel Lubega.Dr Bwanika, of the Peoples’ DP, is in it for the second time. His first shot at the top office in 2006 when he stood as an independent, ended up garnering 65,900 ballots (0.95% ) of the total vote. “We must create wealth for Ugandans by creation of employment. We shall also work hard and improve the social services for a better welfare for all of us. Ugandans must own their country,” Dr Bwanika said this time, almost echoing his 2006 message. Uganda Peoples Congress,had their candidate, Mr Olara Otunnu. Even after accepting EC chair Badru Kiggundu’s handshake, Mr Otunnu still went on the attack. “We are continuing with our crusade for a free and fair election and there is no way it can happen with this corrupt EC. We want a new independent EC. AFRICAN LEADERS M7(Uganda) 66 Abdulai Wade (Senegal ) age 83 Hosni Mubarak ( Egypt ) age 82 Robert Mugabe ( Zimbabwe ) age 86 Hifikepunye Pohamba ( Namibia ) age 74 Rupiah Banda ( Zambia ) age 73 Mwai Kibaki ( Kenya ) age 71 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ( Liberia ) age 75 Colonel Gaddafi ( Libya ) age 68 Jacob Zuma ( SA ) age 68 José Eduardo dos Santos age 68 Bingu Wa Mutharika ( Malawi ) age 76 Average Age: 75.6 ~ Approximately 76 years THE FIRST WORLD Barrack Obama ( USA ) age 48 David Cameron ( UK ) age 43 Dimitri Medvedev ( Russia ) age 45 Stephen Harper ( Canada ) age 51 Julia Gillard ( Australia ) age 49 Nicolas Sarkozy (France ) age 55 Luis Zapatero (Spain ) age 49 Jose Socrates (Portugal ) age 53 Angela Merkel ( Germany ) age 56 Herman Van Rompuy ( Belgium ) age 62 Average Age: 51.1 ~ Approximately 51 years DIFFERENCE: 25 years