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FDC To Organise Country Wide Protests Against Dictatorship – Amuriat

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The president of Forum for Democractic Change Patrick Oboi Amuriat have warned police to stop harassing opposition leaders.

Amuriat, who was accompanied by the party deputy spokesperson Mr. John Kikonyogo and other members said this at a press conference held today morning at the party headquarters in Najjanankubi a Kampala suburb.

The FDC boss warned that if police do not stop mistreating them, they will mobilise protests across the country.

Amuriat narrated, “We published a country wide mobilization program that would take us nearly two months. This program was handed to the police authorities in line with the requirements of the Public Order Management Public Act.

As a law-abiding party, we set out to carry out our work because we never knew that our work will affect the public peace and order but our rallies and in-door meetings have stopped and stopped violently.

FDC would like to cite the interference by the police in Mubende district where we had a meeting 27th march 2019. The house of our chairman in one of the sub counties was surrounded and the playground taken over by the police.

FDC rallies were continuously stopped by the police On 28th last Month, we went out on a scheduled meeting in Kaliro district, all sorts of military hardware was brought to the villages in kaliro to stop us from talking to the people, common villagers were teargassed and other dangerous substances in water was sprayed on them.”

“Though FDC was able to communicate to the people, it took a short while though we were supposed to spend the whole day.

In Soroti, the leaders of the FDC were stopped to attend the training of our leaders in Teso sub region. An indoor meeting on the 30th was raided by the police with teargas and pepper spray intended to harm the official members.

We went to ishaka on the 3rd April, although our indoor meeting went on, our rally was again interfered with and during that time, the members who were in church were affected by teargas thrown there by the police officers. This was an assault on their religion because they were peacefully worshipping in church.

On the 4th April, while at Rubanda, we were attacked again by the same partisan police under the instructions of the dictator.

 The police under the orders of the RDC in Kabale switched off the radio station, we consider this as a violation of the rights of people to information and midway into the program we couldn’t communicate to the people of Kabale, Kigezi, Ankole and the surrounding areas.

On the fifth of April, the venue for our meeting was sealed off, we were not allowed to go to the venue of the meeting in the cultural social center in Mbarara and we had to make emergency arrangements for our meeting to go ahead. when we attempted to address our people, we were again attacked with teargas, dirty and dangerous water was sprayed on people, they were beaten and physically harmed,” Amuriat added.

He said, “Just a day before yesterday, when were in Kira radio station, the police raided us and switched off the radio violating people’s right to information and freedom of speech. We were forcefully wound up and many of our supporters got injuries from teargas and beating.

I am taking you through all this to demonstrate the impunity by the junta that has become so intolerant of dissenting views.

So as a party, we would like to state as follows; with or without the police approval, our activities are going to go ahead. The program which is with the police and the media is going to be implemented even if the police interferes with it.

Our call to the citizens of Uganda is for them to rise against the exercise of the police to rise up against the dictatorship in Kampala. Our call to the police is for them to exercise restraint because as individuals, they will personally be punished for the wrong doings.”

Amuriat warned that they are going to call upon the international community to place sanctions against the dictatorship in Kampala.

FDC also plans to organise country wide protest against the Public Management Order Act.

By Evelyn Musimenta

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Abusing The President Is A Sign Of Poor Upbringing – NRM

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The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has warned a section of Ugandans who have made it a hobby to abuse the president that doing so is a sign of poor upbringing.

In a post on their website, the NRM said, “Under Section 24 of the Penal Code Act, it is an offense to alarm or annoys or ridicule the President and the maximum punishment for one found guilty of this offense is imprisonment for life.
This provision is valid until such a time as when it is repealed through the widely known lawful channels. The President is the Fountain of honor protected by law. That is why he also enjoys immunity from prosecution.
To abuse him is to abuse the office he holds in trust of the greater citizenry.”

They add, “Doing so (abusing him) is not a political statement or a victory in settling scores; it is a sign of poor upbringing. Parents, please groom your children and show them the way you would like them to take!
Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.
Show them good examples, educate them; inculcate in them good cultural practices! Thankfully, the law is clear and will always take its course on defiant ones, here and in the afterlife!”

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Nambooze Is Dead Politically, She Is Now Trying To Get Back To The Lime Light By Jumping On Every Thing – Musician Full Figure

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Musician Nakitto Jennifer Nakanguubi alias Jennifer Full Figure has blasted Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke for attacking musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon.

During a meeting held at City Hall in Kampala yesterday where the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was meeting vendors and hawkers, Nambooze cautioned the people of Kampala to vote responsibly come 2021 especially on the position of the Lord Mayor that already has a number of candidates vying for it. These include: the incumbent  Erias Lukwago, Kawempe South Legislator Hajji Latif Ssebagala Sengendo, NRM’s Godfrey Nyakana, former Kampala Security minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde and Musician Jose Chameleon .

“Vote wisely when that time comes, know the person who has been there for you, who is still there for you and who will be there for you. Don’t just vote anyhow. Let everyone do what they know best , musicians should concentrate on music as well the politicians play our part. You know where Lukwago has brought you from and how he has fought for you, let no one deceive you,” Nambooze rallied the vendors and hawkers at City Hall.

These remarks left the outspoken musician Full Figure, who is a Chameleone sympathiser unhappy, she decided to fire at Nambooze calling her political future dead.

“Nambooze you are dead, you are just looking for a way out. Stop criticising our own. Let the people decide on who they want to put in power. Maybe you just want to be in the news but I think Lukwago has served enough and it’s time for the young blood to take over,” Full figure said.

Full Figure also reminded the Mukono legislator that all opposition leaders are in the same struggle and there is no need to fight each other because they have the same enemy.

When the Grapevine contacted Betty Nambooze, she declined to respond to Full Figure’s remarks saying that she is looking for cheap popularity since she is already a failure musically.

Early this year, Full Figure announced her intention to unseat the Kampala woman Member of Parliament Nabilah Nagayi Sempala.

By Mboowa Nathan

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MY SON CHAMELEON, Politics Is Not Music: You Deceived Muslims That You Converted To Their Faith, You Have Been Using Dangerous Drugs And Have Failed To Turn Up For Concerts After Being Paid – Actor Ashraf Simwogerere Pens Letter To Son Chameleone

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Asalaam alaikum warahmaturahi wabarakatuh.

Letter to my “son”,

JOZE CHAMELEON MAYANJA.

Dear Joze hope this latter finds you in a good shape. We last met sometime back at Fairway hotel. I remember you had been confined in a wheel chair after that accident in Tanzania. Haaaaa that was the time when the law of diminishing returns in entertainment was still very far from acting on you. Reaching you was not easy but you managed to extend a hand to greet me as an elder. I admired and appreciated you for that.

Up to today, I have to confess. Valu valu is my best song even if I don’t understand a single word. You showed the power of relics in that songs. Thanks a lot son.

Having said that, I was very much impressed when you decided to come out openly and fully join politics. As an artiste myself, I will always support a fellow artiste who declares his intention to join politics. Even if politically we may not agree, ideally dad Ashraf will support any artiste being NRM, DP, FDC, PEOPLE POWER, ETC. Artistes who have participated in Politics have given our industry milage, for we were nobodies in this country. If lawyers, doctors, teachers, priests, soldiers, business ppl, agriculturists, etc join politics why not artistes?.

However CHAMELEON, politics is not like music where one time at Africana hotel in a concert you jumped high from the stage and fell into the soft hands of the audience. In politics when you jump high in air, any mistake you do while up there will cause the audience (read supporters) to run away for you to land on the hard surface. Hajj Ssebagala has the best story. Lord mayor is struggling in air to avoid the hard fall.

Secondly, in politics, your history will either run before or after you. Yours is no better. In anyway your history is going to run after (against) you.

The day Chameleone announce that he had become a Muslim

Your historical basket is full of rotten eggs. A good politician will not deny ownership of his rotten past. But he/she will use them to boost his/her support. Read Obama when he was accused of smoking weed. He did it perfectly. Your negative past should not be a reliability but make it an asset to gain votes.

Starting with your nick name; 1.”CHAMELEON”. On many occasions you have acted like that “ka” animal. You are the guy who change any time. In art, many times you have been paid in advance and reluctantly fail to turn up for concerts. 2)’ You deceived Moslems that you converted to their faith, only to chameleon back to your religion the following day. The moslems are already insinuating that Catholic DPs have brought a moslem catholic CHAMELEON, to fight Latif and Erias (Moslems) for mayorship. 3). We all know that at one time my “son” you used dangerous drugs. 4).There is also that story of some man who was killed in your compound under unclear circumstances. 5) Fighting has been part of your celebrity life.

I repeat all this rot shouldn’t threaten you but make it your challenges of life.

Chameleone with DP boss Norbert Mao

Chameleon you have a tendency of talking any how to disgust your listener. Please your status has changed look up for a respected political manager to manage your oratory and movements. And please respect your manager. Otherwise this is not music where you sacked your managers every week.

Desist from being used to fight other people’s wars otherwise your political carrier will be destroyed. For example already ppl are saying that DP is using you to fight the Load mayor. Always use your consciousness.

Most important my “son”, remember you are carrying a big and heavy mantel for artistes, your family and yourself. Your failure will haunt us all. You successfully carried this mantel in music for 15yrs. Will you carry a political one successfully?. The ball is in your hands.

I wish you the best.

Stay good.

Dad Ashraf Simwogerere.

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