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Don’t Sell Your Birth Rite Like Esau – Kabuleta Tells Voters

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Independent Presidential Candidate Joseph Kabuleta has told voters not to sell their vote but to choose a President who will represent their ideas for development.

Kabuleeta was addressing voters on his campaign trail in Tororo, Eastern Uganda. He proceeded to to address more of his supporters in Busia before attending a radio show on East FM in Tororo where he promised to focus on agriculture which he said is dead in the current regime.

Still on his campaign trail in the East, yesterday Kabuleta went for his church service  at Walukuba Miracle Center and later The Good Samaritan, and was visiting preacher in both.

While teaching about the sons of Isaac, he told congregants not to be like Esau and sell their birthrights by neglecting causes while voting.

He encouraged believers to get more involved in leadership so that they can have a platform on which to advance their issues.

“Evil prevails because the righteous keep quiet and watch,” he said.

Speaking at a Press Conference in Lubaga zone, the Presidential hopeful explained his message for Busoga and answered questions about police brutality.

He blasted the role of systemic middle men who he said is killing the sugarcane business promising to improve prices of cane and guaranteed market for farmers.

Commenting about police brutality, the former journalist revealed that there is an idly parket police truck that had been trailing him since morning.

“The police have orders to shoot civilians at the slightest provocation on flimsy excuses not even related to breaking laws,” he said.

Kabuleta added that whereas it is unlikely that police would shoot a presidential candidate; “they will easily shoot civilians showing support and face no consequences whatsover.”

“My aim is to speak to people and not to get them killed.”

On the recent incident where he was blocked in Masindi, Kabuleta said that he cancelled his rally when police started teargasing random villagers.

“I would not let innocent Ugandans die on my watch.”

Kabuleta is still in Busoga region where he is preaching his message of financial liberation.

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We Lost a Battle, the War Continues – Mugisha Muntu on Elections

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Former presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu Greg has finally come out to make a comment on the recently concluded Presidential elections where incumbent Yoweri Museveni emerged winne.

Muntu who was representing the Alliance for National Transformation – ANT party came fifth in the race after polling 65,334 which represented 0.65% of the total votes cast.

Unlike most of the other candidates who were quick to comment about the results, the former Chief of Defence Forces decided to take some personal time and it’s today that he has finally come out to make a comment.

See Muntu’s full statement.

Following the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections, I indicated that I would be engaging in deep reflection for a few days before communicating. This has been done and I would like to share the following with you.

It is becoming more apparent with every passing day that these elections were deeply flawed and rife with irregularities. From ballot stuffing to voter intimidation, it simply is impossible for anyone with an ounce of honor to claim the results were credible.

Far from resolving our problems, these elections plunged us further into crisis. As a party, our flagbearers experienced several challenges. However, whichever way one slices it and even when adjusted for the true results, it’s clear we did not perform as we had hoped.

There are many possible reasons for this and our leadership will be taking stalk of the same in the coming weeks. The objective will be to understand what might have gone wrong and how best to move forward.

Nonetheless, we are proud of the campaign we ran and the message we shared. I was particularly moved by the many Ugandans that supported our policy platform not only by financially and logistically, but also with their vote. Thank you for being the change you want to see.

While we may not have garnered the amount of votes we’d hoped for, we are also cognisant of the fact that we are not the only ones that were affected by the highly irregular actions of the state. We therefore support all efforts to legally and lawfully contest these results.

The party leadership is going to engage in a series of discussions both internally and with sister parties with whom we have working relationships. The aim will be to further the cause of change that we seek.

We went into this election aware that the change we seek will not be easy to attain. We weren’t only up against a regime that entrenched its hold on Ugandans for over thirty years, but also a political culture as old as our nation. The work is a lot, but not insurmountable.

Therefore, like Paul, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

We may have lost a battle, but the war continues. Until the day all Ugandans can say, we have at our helm, a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Before then, we persist.

For to do otherwise is to die while we still breathe.

God bless and keep you all.

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Jailed NUP Candidate Wins Elections in Wakiso

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John Bosco Sserunkuma, the imprisoned National Unity Platform die-hard and candidate in Nansana westward, Nansana Municipality has been voted to represent the electoral area in Wakiso District Council.

Sserunkuma is one of the supporters of NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi who were arrested in Kalangala District in December. Although he was granted bail by the court, he was rearrested and paraded before the Military Court in Makindye, where he, and several others were charged with possession of military stores.

However, as the presidential election date drew closer, there were widespread allegations that Sserunkuma had died from the He Kitalya Mini-Max Prison. But the prison service quickly dismissed the claims as false and baseless.

Stephen Mukalazi, one of Sserunkuma’s agents, notes that his arrest not only caused chaos among his support base from the electoral area but weakened the campaigning activities. Mukalazi further adds the death allegation also struck them with shock as many people remained uncertain on whether he was still alive.

“How can we vote for a dead man?” many of the voters reportedly said when approached by the campaign team in pursuit for votes, according to Mukalazi. They were also uncertain about the situation until they visited Kitalya to confirm what their candidate was still alive and in sound.

Godfrey Simbwa, a friend to Sserunkuma says that during his absence, several NUP supporters and leaders in the areas vigorously campaigned for him and also paid agents who were at each polling station on his behalf.

Sserunkuma obtained 2,343 Votes while his main challenger Kibirige Kasule of the Democratic Party who git only 480 votes.

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By: URN

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Radio Presenter Peter Kasolo Wins Jinja City Mayor Race

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Peter Kasolo, a candidate for the National Unity Platform has been declared winner of the Jinja City Mayoral Race. He polled 11,899 votes, to defeat Frank Nabwiso of the Forum for Democratic Change -FDC who scored 10, 398 votes and Robert Kanusu of the National Resistance Movement who had 9,810 votes.

The other candidate Ivan Tibenkana, of the Democratic Party polled 8,327 votes, Alliance for National Transformation-ANT’s Rose Kalembe got 364 votes, and independent candidates; Julius Zziwa scored 1,802 votes, Mohamed Ntuyo had 592 votes, Joseph Bamwite polled 259 votes, Joseph Agaba 203 votes, and Jeff Bidandi 290 votes.

Jinja City Returning Officer Jennipher Kobutungi tasked all dissatisfied candidates to seek court redress

Kasolo told journalists after his declaration that the Mayoral Seat is evidence for the selfless support towards NUP’s leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and other party flag-bearers. He however, hailed Electoral Commission officials for withstanding the intimidation to declare the rightful candidates.

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