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Uganda is Not My House, I’ll Go to My House if I Lose – Museveni

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Ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM Presidential flag bearer who is also the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has said he is ready to go home if he loses the election that is slated to take place on Thursday January 14th.

“Uganda is not my house, I’ll go to my house if I lose and do my own things if the people of Uganda don’t want me to help them with their issues,” he said.

The President made the comment while speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a televised interview on Tuesday.

He however was quick to say that there is no problem with staying longer in power as long as Ugandans still wanted him to be President.

Museveni is seeking his sixth term as President of Uganda having taken power after a military coup in January 1986.

Museveni recalled his statement where he said that Africa’s biggest problem is leaders who stay long in power, clarifying that he was referring to those leaders who stay against democratic rules.

“I said the problem was staying long in power without democracy. If it is the democratic will of the people, there is nothing wrong with that.”

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Fear as Gunmen Ambush Minister Kasirivu, Bullets Fired at his Car

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State Minister for Vice Presidency Dr Baltazar Kasirivu-Atwookihas Wednesday morning survived an assassination after he was ambushed by gunmen a few kilometers from his home.

Kasirivu who was driving from a radio show at Emambya FM in Kakumiro town, Kakumiro District was attacked at Kakora Village, Nyalweyo Town Council in Kakumiro District and took fire from his attackers.

According to local publisher Daily Monitor who spoke to the minister, eight bullets pierced through his vehicle but he was able to survive and go unharmed together with his driver.

“They almost finished our lives. As we were approaching my home at a swampy place, unknown people who were armed with guns opened fire on us,” he reportedly said.

“As gunfire raged, I told the driver to speed off and that is how we escaped unhurt. I don’t know who was behind this attack but I have informed the police. It was a miracle for me to survive,” he said.

Dr. Kasirivu who is also the Bugangaizi Member of Parliament is still in the race seeking to extend his leadership for another term.

He said that he suspects the attack to be politically motivated ahead of Thursday elections.

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Museveni Explains Why Facebook was Blocked in Uganda

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has explained that the social media, Facebook has been blocked by Government, after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter’s accounts were pulled down.

Over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook. But Facebook says that they removed a network of accounts and Pages in Uganda that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior to target public debate ahead of the elections.

“They used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people’s content, impersonate users, re-share posts in Groups to make them appear more popular that they were. Given the impending election in Uganda, we moved quickly to investigate and take down this network,” says the Facebook Spokesperson for East Africa, Janet Chepkosgei Kemboi.

According to Kemboi, they found this network to be linked to the Government Citizens’ Interaction Center at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology in Uganda.

Now making his final address on Tuesday evening to the country ahead of Thursdays elections on Thursday, President Museveni said that Facebook has been blocked for pulling NRM messengers accounts.

Museveni said Uganda does not need lectures from anybody because there is “nothing we don’t know”. He says that Facebook decided to target NRM message senders by blocking them.

He questioned why anyone would do that and said he called on his team to warn Facebook that if it is going to operate in Uganda, it should be used equitably by everybody who wants to use it. He says if the group wants to take sides against the NRM, then they will not operate in Uganda.

Museveni says unfortunately Facebook did not respond to NRM’s request and he is sure that Government has closed social media. He says this is unfortunate but it is unavoidable, adding that there is no way anybody can play around with Uganda and decide who is good and who is bad.

He however apologized for the inconvenience, but said Government cannot tolerate the arrogance of anybody.

On elections, Museveni asked Ugandans to go out and vote saying nobody will intimidate the voters because they are ready to deal with them.

For one to access the social media sites now, one can only use Wifi internet. Several attempts by many to connect through the Virtual Private Networks (VPN)’s that usually bypassed the blockage proved futile for many.

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By: URN

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Museveni Brother Kaguta Sodo Drops Out of Mawogola North MP Race

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Museveni’s young brother and flag bearer for Member of Parliament for Mawogola North Aine Sodo Kaguta has dropped out of the race, a day to polls, The Tower Post reports.

Sodo who was Mawogola North’s favorite was facing off with Foreign Minister Sam Kuteesa’s daughter Shartsi Musherure Namatovu Kuteesa who was running as an Independent candidate.

Shartsi had challenged Sodo in the highly contested NRM primaries which were decided by courts of law.

In the Primaries which were marred with violence, Sodo was announced winner but Shartsi challenged the polls by petitioning the Secretariat alleging that there were lots of malpractice.

Since there was no time to hold another election, the NRM secretariat decided to withdraw the party ticket from SODO who had won it and ordered both candidates to run as independents.

But Sodo Sodo went to court to reverse this decision since he claimed to have won the primaries.

Court ordered that Sodo must hold the party ticket in the 2021 general elections.

Reasons for his withdrawal from the race remain unknown.

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