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    WE WANT BOBI NOT MONEY: Kyagulanyi Makes Heroic Entrance To Mbale After A Scuffle-Filled Day With Police.

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    Several locals were left injured, and others unconscious as security operatives were prompted to fire teargas and live bullets in Mbale City to disperse rowdy supporters of Bobi Wine ahead of his campaign meetings as he seeks to keep his presidential bid alive.

    The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, was forced to abandon his official vehicle which was blocked by a giant police truck.

    Bobi Wine painted Mbale City Red, as he made a mega entry into the Mbale City with a huge crowd chanting his name.

    Earlier attempts by Police to disperse his supporters by firing teargas did not yield much results, as the charged youth continued to run around the city chanting Bobi Wine’s name and NUP slogans in anticipation of their dear presidential candidate’s campaign rally.

    “We Want Freedom. We Want Bobi Wine Not Money,” the crowd uniformly chanted, cheered on by the principal himself.

    On his way way to Mbale, Police had momentarily blocked Bobi Wine’s convoy at Buheri Bridge, Buyobo Sub County in Sironko District, demanding that he makes way back to Mafudu Primary School as initially planned, according to the official arrangement.

    Bobi Wine, who was already behind time however preferred to instead skip the local meeting to make it in time to the mega meeting arranged in the city center, so he justifiably defied Police orders, and teargas was used to disperse his supporters who became raged with fury at Police blocking their candidate.

    “You are breaking the law, you know that I am a presidential candidate doing what I am supposed to do. You should respect the people let us go,” Bobi Wine pleaded, in a standoff with Police in Sironko District.

    The Mbale Municipal Stadium where Bobi was slated to hold his rally had tents of about 200 prepared, but no sooner had the NUP Presidential candidate made his entrance to the venue, than the rowdy crowd forced way inside, bringing down the main entrance of the stadium.

    Bobi Wine started his day with his wife Barbie Itungo and other supporters to a venue in Kumi where he addressed residents.

    “I didn’t come with money. Wait for Mr Museveni he will give you the money. Eat it because it is ours after all but vote for us to make sure our money is not used to buy our conscience so he continues to torture us. We are many and those soldiers you see believe in us. They will join us only when we are organised. We can do this,” Bobi Wine asserted.

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    Ssemujju Forced To Apologise To Minister Muyingo For Calling Him Mrs. Janet Museveni’s Personal Assistant..

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    Minister Muyingo (L) and MP Ssemujju Nganda (R)

    Kira Municipality legislator Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda was this afternoon forced to apologise to the State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysestom Muyingo for calling him Mrs. Janet Museveni’s personal assistant.

    It all started when Ssemujju raised a procedural matter over the continued absence of Mrs. Museveni in plenary sittings even when she is needed to explain to parliament what is going on in her ministry.

    Before completing his submission, NRM’s Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa stormed the floor and informed parliament that Muyingo was on the way to parliament to answer all their questions.

    In response, a furious Ssemujju warned Mrs. Museveni to stop turning Muyingo, a respected Muganda into her personal assistant.

    Before completing his statement, Amongi intervened and told Ssemujju that Mrs. Museveni attends parliamentary sittings via zoom because it was passed by parliament that some members can attend plenary via zoom.

    She further directed Ssemujju to apologize to Minister Muyingo, for calling him a personal assistant to Mrs. Museveni.

    Amongi was supported by Tayebwa who insisted that Ssemujju’s statements should be removed from parliamentary record.

    Ssemujju succumbed to pressure and apologized to Muyingo.

    It should be remembered that when Rebecca Kadaga was still Speaker of parliament, she was summoned to State House for insisting that Mrs. Museveni appears on the floor of parliament to explain what was going on in her ministry.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    Lawyer Challenges M7’s Decision To Appoint Son-In Law, Others As His Senior Advisors….

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    Lawyer Mabirizi (L) and Odrek Rwabwogo (R)

    Controversial city lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has run to the High Court Civil division in Kampala to challenge president Yoweri Museveni’s decision to appoint his son-in-law Odrek Rwabwogo and others as senior presidential advisors.

    Early this month President Museveni appointed Dr. John Mitala, Mary Karooro Okurut, Odrek Rwabwogo, Nakiwala Kiyingi, and Adonia Ayebare to new positions of Senior Presidential Advisor on Public Service, Senior Presidential Advisor on Public Relations, Senior Presidential Advisor on Special duties, Senior Presidential Advisor on Gender and Youth Affairs and Special Envoy and Ambassador to the United Nations, respectively.

    In his suit, Mabirizi alleges that the said people were appointed in positions which are not provided for under the laws of Uganda.

    Mabirizi added that the President did not consult the public service commission.

    He challenged that what Museveni did ultra vires the powers of the President of the Republic of Uganda, was illegal and procedurally improper.

    Last week, a source in state house revealed to theGrapevine that president Museveni directed Milly Babalanda, the minister for presidency, to provide a monthly salary like that of a cabinet minister, offices, allowances and other benefits to the newly appointed senior presidential advisors.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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    You Will Be Killed If You Don’t Leave Mafias To Steal: Mirundi Warns Prime Minister Nabbanja…

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    Tamale Mirundi (L) and Prime Minister Nabbanja (R)

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s senior advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has predicted that very soon, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Musafiri is going to be assassinated if she does not stop fighting mafias.

    Appearing on ABS tv, Mirundi pleaded to his boss Museveni to give his PM more SFC commandos because the mafias have started plotting against her.

    “When I predict ten things, eight of them come to pass and I’m telling you my friend Nabbanja is in danger. Mafias have been eating people’s money, but the woman is now exposing them and she wants to dump them back into poverty something they cannot accept,” Mirundi said.

    He added that mafias in government have always benefitted from disasters that hit the country like Covid-19, floods, locusts and hunger but now they are stuck with a Prime Minister who questions everything because she is not part of their cabal.

    Recently, in an interview with theGrapevine, Nabbanja swore that she is going to work hand in hand with the president to fight corruption during her tenure.

    However, Mirundi insists that Nabanja will not be the first person to be assassinated for standing in the mafia’s way. He gave an example of the sudden death of Tanzanian’s president John Pombe Magufuli who died mysteriously because he stepped on so many toes.

    However, Nabbanja said that president Museveni gave her enough security to move with and also protect her at home.

     

    By Sengooba Alirabaki

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