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FDC Presidential Campaigns Kick-off – Uganda Mirror

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The acting president of the Forum for Democratic Change, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo has called on party members to remain united even after the party primaries are held.

She said this while launching campaigns for presidential flag bearer in Kampala.

The race is between party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat and party national chairman Wasswa Birigwa, who both promised to transform the livelihoods of Ugandans if they take the highest office in the land.

Amuriat one of the aspirants for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer has dismissed the idea of dialogue with the NRM government ahead of the 2021 elections.

Amuriat told press at the launch of the FDC presidential flag bearer campaigns that the party couldn’t sit down with people who have mistreated them for long.

“With people who exercise arrogance as if we are second class citizens of this country? There is not going to be any compromise with characters that have destroyed our country,” Amuriat said.

His opponent Wasswa Birigwa promised increased citizen’s access to financial aid once he is entrusted with the country’s top most office.

“To begin even with the situation, we are in of COVID-19, that each household will be given Shs100,000 per month for the next six months as soon as I become president of this nation,” Birigwa promised.

While many are fearful this may cause inflation, he explained that all this can be avoided if that money goes towards meeting basic necessities.

“Given that our current economy at the moment is hovering around 3% GDP growth, we should be able to suck that money in by virtue that the money you are given should be used to start a small business.



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Nakawa RCC Warns Political Aspirants against Processions Ahead of MP Nominations

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The Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Nakawa, Herbert Anderson Burora, has warned political aspirants against holding processions ahead of the Kampala Members of Parliament nominations which are scheduled for October 15 and 16 in Nakawa division.

“We shall not allow processions in Nakawa division where the nominations will take place, not even the motorists that usually follow the aspirant. We are not going to allow what has happened in other areas to happen in our area,” Burora said.

Speaking to the press at Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday, Burora said that the Electoral Commission set guidelines for this electoral period and they are to be followed to the letter.

“It is important to note that the Electoral Commission has guided that every aspirant should come with three people; the proposers, seconders and any family member and we hope that it will be maintained,” he said.

He further urged politicians to be mindful of other people and respect other usual activities that will be ongoing during the two day exercise. He also asked the aspirants to ‘tame’ their supporters as per following the set guidelines is concerned.

“We still have our children at home, people who are still in quarantine, we still have people who are trying to make ends meet and we don’t want to disrupt their businesses, cause traffic and deny these people the opportunity to do other things,” Burora noted.

He also argued that the guidelines don’t discriminate among political parties and that whoever opposes the law, regardless of their political affiliation, will be dealt with accordingly.

“These guidelines apply to everyone irrespective of their party, be it NRM or NUP or FDC, they will all be dealt with. Where we have reached, we have to agree that the situation dictates what we should do,” he stated.



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Habib Buwembo Handed FDC Flag for Rubaga South Constituency

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Political activist Habib Buwembo has been elected the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer for Rubaga South Constituency MP in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

In the elections held at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Tuesday, Buwembo polled 49 votes defeating his rival Grace Nakanwagi who got a total number of 4 votes.

Buwembo was declared the winner by the FDC in charge of Electoral Affairs, Richard Kudheba. Earlier on, FDC officials had requested Nakanwagi to step down for Buwembo which she declined to do.

Buwembo is the person behind Hon Kato Lubwama’s election petition that’s currently before High Court.

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal justices granted Kato Lubwama permission to appeal against the decision of High Court magistrate Margaret Oumo Oguli’s decision which allowed Buwembo to file an election petition against the former.

In Rubaga South, Buwembo is expected to contest with more than 20 individuals on the same seat including Hon Kato Lubwama, the incumbent whose campaigns are already underway.

 



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Police raids NUP offices – Eagle Online

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Police has sealed off the National Unity Platform (NUP) head offices, hours after they declared to start a national wide consultations ahead of the 2021 general elections.

The Field Force Unit (FFU) blocked all roads leading to NUP offices and started confiscating red berets, among other attires printed in the party colors, making several arrests.

Yesterday, the party president who doubles as the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine revealed that next week NUP will carry out a nationwide tour peddled at meeting various party leaders to protract ways on how they will conduct their campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections.

Kyagulanyi who intends to challenge President Yoweri Museveni, is one of a new generation of politicians across Africa who are challenging long-time leaders, hoping to harness deep dissatisfaction among younger, more educated and often urban voters.

Reasons for the raid remain unknown.


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