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NRM Youth League Chairperson Nasur Gadaffi Mocks NUP, Says It is a Kampala-Based Party



Following the National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) impressive run in yesterday’s National Youth elections, Gadaffi Nasur, the ruling Party’s Youth League Chairperson has taunted the National Unity Platform (NUP).

During a guest appearance on Radio One’s ‘Spectrum’ talk show on Monday, Nasur mocked the Party for its dismal performance beyond the Kampala Metropolitan domain.

He pointed out that whereas other Opposition Parties to a minimal extent have scooped youth leaders beyond Buganda region, NUP has miserably failed which is “a testimony that the Party lacks national character.”

“I have results from Bukonzo West. In Ihambiro Sub-County, NRM has 22 out of FDCs 3. In Karambi Sub-county, NRM 10 and FDC 15. In Bwera sub-county NRM 13 and FDC 9. In Nakiyimbu Sub County, NRM 29 and FDC 10…So we can see that NUP is a Kampala based party,” Nasur alluded.

That aside, he also quashed claims that NRM had been defeated hands down across the Kampala Metropolitan Area saying that in fact they had performed well in areas perceived to be Opposition strongholds.

“In Bukoto one where actually my brother Kyagulanyi usually camps, they have about 11, 12 zones but NRM won in Namuli zone, in Masani zone, in Mwalimu 6 out of 9 were NRM, Sempijja for NRM it was nine out of nine. In Makizzi zone, it was nine out of nine, in Mulimira we lost we were at 3 out of 6,” Nasur explained.

“In Mbuya 1 where the barracks is, out of the 6, NRM had four, in Butabika Parish, out of seven NRM won five. In Luzira, it has 21 but as results were coming in, out of the 14, NRM had taken 12,” he further stated.

Nasur retorted that these victories had not occurred by accident as some pundits might claim, but accrue from NRMs well thought strategy.

“Because 68,733 (village seats) times 9 (positions) would be 618,597 youth leaders at village level. These are the ones that are going to determine the Parish leaders, I can say in the current leadership of NYC, we only have one youth leader from the opposition and that is from Rukungiri,” he disclosed.

“Very few non NRM leaders can discuss Uganda as it is. They usually believe in fiction, they usually things are going to happen out of the blue. But we have been taught how to lay strategy, how to implement these strategies like having these positions,” Nasur Concluded.

However, his submission was challenged by Moses Byamugisha who pointed out that the purpose of this narrative is to portray a false picture that the Opposition’s organizational inefficiencies are to blame.

“There has been a lot of talk that FDC is losing Kasese. I just have one declaration form from Kasese in a village called Rwembayo. It’s in Bukonzo East where Bihande comes from and Winnie Kiiza and I am mentioning those names intentionally. Out of the nine (positions) FDC won six, ANT has one and the other two are NRM. That is an area where everyone thought we had lost,” Byamugisha argued.


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Election Campaigns: Tumukunde Pledges ‘Special Attention’ to the Needs of the Elderly, PWDs in West Nile




Presidential Candidate Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde has promised that once elected president, he will pay special attention to the issues and needs of the elderly and the people with disabilities in the West Nile region.

Tumukunde made these remarks today November 26, 2020, while addressing his supporters in Maracha, West Nile.

He stated that the NRM Government has lied to the people of Northern Uganda specifically West Nile, and the President Museveni, the NRM leader, has failed to deliver on his promises to the locals thus making the region lag behind in general development compared to other regions in the country.

“It’s the time, with no excuse, for the people of West Nile to say bye to Mr. Museveni after 35 years of leadership with total poor service delivery yet they are meant to eat on the national cake,” he said.

According to Tumukunde, Museveni’s years in power have been characterized with escalated cases of corruption involving losses of colossal sums of public funds.

“The country loss of USD 500 m annually through corruption, high risk institutions identified include police, judiciary, public procurement and disposal functions, public services, land administration, tax administration, national resources management and in the legislation,” Tumukunde noted.

“We shall start by solving youth problems, train them for self employment, improving the banking system and paying special attention to both the elderly and people with disabilities,” he said.

Today marks day two of Tumukunde’s campaigns in the West Nile region having been to Nebbi, Pakwach and Zombo yesterday.


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Election Campaigns: FDC’s Patrick Amuriat Gets ‘Rude Welcome’ in Bunyoro




After a streak of running battles with Police, Patrick Oboi Amuriat aka POA has yet again had a torrid time canvassing for votes in Bunyoro Region after he was pepper sprayed and two of his campaign meetings dispersed.

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential Candidate had been scheduled to traverse Kiryandongo and Masindi Districts on Wednesday November 25, 2020, according to the Electoral Commission (EC) Programme.

Amuriat started his day on a high, addressing mini rallies at Karuma and Diima trading centers (all in Kiryandongo) but  the situation got out of hand when a mammoth crowd of cheering supporters quickly formed a procession.

Sensing trouble, Police, commanded by Kiryandongo District Police Commander (DPC) Joseph Bakaleke, at first tried to deter the growing crowd from blocking the Gulu-Masindi high way but was overwhelmed.

Bakaleke and his squad tried to escort Amuriat to a venue they had organized away from the city center but all in vain. Instead, he (Amuriat) parked and started waving to crowds aloft his V8 vehicle, a move that triggered an altercation between the former and latter.

In the fracas, Amuriat was pepper sprayed by a yet to be identified officer but this only emboldened him.

“This dictatorship must fall and it is going to fall with this one (Bakaleke). You may want to tear gas us, pepper spray us or even kill us. We will never give up,” Amuriat ranted.

Amuriat after buying chapatis in Kiryandongo Town Council on Wednesday.

After being subdued, Amuriat drove to the periphery of the town where he addressed a minute rally before proceeding to Kiryandongo town.

In a similar fashion, he was swarmed by Party adherents who attempted to hold a procession but Police quickly dispersed them with tear gas and they took to their heels.

Upon realizing that he had been barred from meeting voters, Amuriat jumped out of his car purportedly to buy a chapatti but Police simply watched on and thereafter escorted him to the border with Masindi.

In Kijura town, Amuriat once again tested Police’s nerves by attempting to speak to residents but was interrupted by police officers who unsuccessfully tried to confiscate his mobile public address system.

Amuriat trying to retrieve his public address system from Policemen in Kijuura on Wednesday.

A combined team of Military and Police thereafter fired live bullets to scare the infuriated supporters. He was later driven out of town under military guard.

According to reliable sources, Amuriat will today, Thursday officiate at the launch of his Presidential manifesto in Hoima City. It is not yet clear whether the Party’s founding President Rtd. Col Kizza Besigye will grace the function.


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Nobert Mao Denounces Violence, Calls for Peaceful Transition of Power




Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate has denounced violence and pleaded for a peaceful transition of power in Uganda.

Mao said that all voters should stand against the violence that leads to bloodshed and instead embrace a peaceful transition of government from the current leadership of Uganda to a new leadership through the ballots.

He noted that Uganda has not undergone a peaceful handover of power since the overthrow of the governments of Milton Obote and Iddi Amin Dada by coups which led to consequence toppling of power by the National Resistance Army (NRA), now the National Resistance Movement-NRM led by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

‘’The reason for this election is to see that Uganda witnesses what it has never witnessed before and that is a change of government without bloodshed,’’ Mao noted.

Mao made the statements during his two separate campaigns in Ongako and Palenga town council all in Omoro district on Wednesday.

His statements come at a time when Uganda is witnessing a wave of deadly violence and protests by people loyal to opposition parties and against the ruling NRM government.

Last week, Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP) announced that the opposition would go for ‘’Plan B’’ if the election fails.

Last week police reported that more than 40 people were killed, scores injured and more than 300 arrested following protests against the arrest of presidential hopefuls Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat of the National Unity Platform and Forum for Democratic Change parties respectively.

Lawrence Okidi, an elder from Palenga town council praised Mao for typically living as a true leader of the Democratic Party who believes in a peaceful transition of power.

Betty Kilama, a voter and contender in Omoro district noted that Mao’s love for peace, intelligence and competence makes him deem to be elected the President of Uganda.

Talking about his manifestos, Mao said that he will improve electricity, roads, education in the northern region and also ensure compensation of those who lost their properties to the government.

Mao is seeking election for presidency alongside ten other candidates.





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