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NRM CEC Elections: Mukula-Sanjay Tanna’s ‘Battle of Manifestoes’



As elections for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) members draw closer, various aspirants on Wednesday August 19, unleashed their profiles as well as their plans in case they are elected.

In the campaigns held at Kyadondo NRM headquarters, various contenders were given an opportunity to talk about themselves.

In the Eastern region, the battle line has been drawn between Hon Captain Mike Mukula the current Vice chairperson for this area and former Tororo MP Sanjay Tanna.

Both asked the delegates to vote them in after unveiling their contribution to the party as well as their manifestoes in which Tanna described himself as a Ugandan who belongs to Asian families that never left Uganda even after being expelled by Idi Amin, that he is a business man and a politician who has been in NRM since his youthful days.

“I am a loyal cadre and I have supported the party at all levels of leadership. A leader with a proven track record,” Tanna stated.

Tanna says that he has been able to work in the office of the President, Member of Parliament for Tororo as well as other offices where he has been able contribute immensely to the country.

Captain George Mike Mukula, in his education background, says that he is a flight captain, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a PHD in philosophy and is a graduate of the Israel Military Academy in counter Terrorism and has served both as a minister and Member of Parliament.

Mukula says that he is a tested cadre who participated in peace restoration in the North and Eastern Uganda regions through mobilizing more than 15000 Amuka and Arrow boys who defeated Kony who had become a stumbling block in the region.

“I was a reliable captain of President Museveni and I am still behind him. I was proud that he mentioned my name during his address to the nation yesterday,” Mukula said, adding that while in Parliament, he tabled a motion which led to the disarmament of the Karamajong who were using guns to terrorize their colleagues and neighbors.

Mukula says that during his term as the vice chairperson of the East, he has been able to make the area opposition free in Parliament citing the decreasing numbers of FDC MPs in the region.

“In 2006, FDC had 16 MPs, in 2011 it lost 10 thereby remaining with 6. In 2016 it remained with 3 who have also abandoned the party,” he stated.

Another candidate on the same eyeing the same post is Okello Christine who hails from Ngora district and she joined the party during her youthful days as per her introduction.

She says that using the skills she has gained as the head of various higher institutions of learning with her long time participation in the party, she will make a greater change in NRM.

“One of my plans is to ensure that we create central offices for the party so we can have our leaders visible on the ground,” she said.

The elections are going to be held on Thursday in a scientific manner in observance of Standard Operating Procedures set by the Ministry of Health for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19.


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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge



Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.



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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?



The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail



Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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