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    Why M7 Cannot Win Presidential Race In First Round Of Voting Because Of Bobi Wine And Besigye….

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    Had elections been held in March this year, neither Museveni, Bobi Wine, nor Besigye would have been president.

    According to a new opinion poll findings contained in the Uganda Governance Pulse, incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni came top of all his main political rivals in presidential opinion poll released by World Research International (WRI).

    Results showed that 47 per cent of respondents said they would have voted for President Museveni had elections been held early in March, significantly dropping from the 60.8 per cent that the incumbent received in the 2016 elections, according to official figures from the Electoral Commission.

    Another 22 per cent said they would have voted for musician-turned-politician Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi, the Kyadondo East lawmaker.

    Dr Kizza Besigye, who has contested against the incumbent in the last four elections, would have come third with 17 per cent of the vote, a degrade from 35.4 per cent he scored from the last attempt.

    With Museveni leading the poll, he was still below the “50 per cent plus one” threshold required to win re-election in the first round, an implication for a re run.

    The survey indicated that Kyadondo east MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine leads as the best person to replace President Museveni when he retires. Kizza Besigye comes second and Muhoozi Kainerugaba third-best.

    Results of the poll which was conducted in early March before Covid-19 hit the country were released on Wednesday, to be highly disapproved by various aspirants, mostly those who were positionally placed poorly.

    Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda dismissed the survey saying that it is only aimed at popularizing the incumbent.

    Newly formed NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, another presidential aspirant who declared his ambitions as early as mid last year quickly took to his social media platforms to refute all the outcomes of the opinion poll saying they are irrelevant, fake and uncalled for.

    “Whenever we approach elections, he (Museveni) sponsors fake organisations to release fake opinion polls giving him an upper hand so as to pave way for his rigging machine,” Bobi said, cautioning his supporters to be alert.

    Dr. Patrick Wakida, the Executive Director, WRI justified the results of the survey, noting however that opinions change with time.

    “A doctor never really takes all your blood to asses your body sickness, but a mere droplet of it,” Wakida exclaimed, justifying how authentic the opinion polls could be based on sampling.

    According to the poll, Mr Museveni’s support is highest in Bukedi, Lango and Tooro with 65 per cent, and lowest in Buganda at 27 per cent. Support for Mr Kyagulanyi was highest in Bugisu (39 per cent) followed by Sebei (36 per cent) and Busoga (30 per cent). It was lowest in Rwenzori and Kigezi at just two and three per cent respectively.

    Dr Besigye’s support was highest in Rwenzori (35 per cent) and lowest in Lango at just seven per cent. Dr Besigye’s Opposition Forum for Democratic Change party made political gains in Rwenzori in the last election riding on unrest between local leaders and the central government, but appears to be losing its grip on Lango, which until 2006 was an Opposition stronghold.

    While both Mr Museveni and Dr Besigye have more support in rural areas and across demographic profiles, Mr Kyagulanyi is more popular in urban areas and among male younger voters aged 18-34, the poll shows.

    The World Research International (WRI), is a fully registered company established in 2007 with legal rights to operate in Uganda and within the great lakes region. The WRI which has been operating as an outlet research agency and conducts over 80 (Eighty) studies a year.

     

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    THIS IS WAR! Don’t Think You Are Big Because You Are Wearing A Colonial Wig On Your Head – Bobi Wine Stings D/Speaker Tayebwa, Applauds Zaake…

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    NUP boss Bobi Wine (R) and D/Speaker Thomas Tayebwa (L)

    National Unity Platform (NUP) leaders have stung Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa noting that he is seated with his ‘idiotism and emptiness.’

    Their statements follow a scuffle that happened on Tuesday, 29th, November during plenary where Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake fell out with Tayebwa.

    Appearing at the party headquarters in Kamwokya, Kampala, NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine furiously noted that they are not stupid and that history will tell.

    “Hon.Zaake, wherever you are I want you to know that me as an individual am proud of you, NUP is proud of you and all Ugandans. Thank you for not conforming to the nonsense of Parliament. Thank you for not shutting up. Thank you doing what exactly you were elected to do,” he said.

    Bobi Wine added, “To all of you leaders, we are elected to represent our people, stop this nonsense of talking about policy, there is no policy in Uganda. The only policy is to maintain the freedom of our people. We have been reduced to seeking rights to be human beings. We don’t have the right to be a human beings.

    “To you leaders, before you discuss anything else, before you talk about how much money they are going to give to Roko, before you discuss how much money is going to be stolen, before you discuss the increment of the Members of Parliament, let us discuss about the liberty and freedom and the human rights of our people.”

    Bobi Wine adduced that he was in shock of how he saw Tayebwa respond to Zaake’s issue that he raised during plenary.

    He divulged, “But on the other side, I shouldn’t have been shocked because this very Tayebwa Thomas, on the 28th, August, 2020, he was filmed torturing an employee of UMEME who caught him stealing power.

    “So to you Mr.Tayebwa wherever you are, we are not fools, you can pose off, you can feel so powerful, with that stupid colonial wig on your head. But we want to tell you that you are being watched and history will treat you exactly the way you treated Ugandans.

    “To all our fellow leaders, what should be priority now, are our leaders, they are abducting our people and killing them and you know that, that should be on your lips and all TV stations and radios.

    NUP deputy spokesperson, Waiswa Mufumbiro also sarcastically noted that now that Tayebwa is happy, he should take his family for holiday.

    “Some of you behave like you have habits of eating dead people. People like Tayebwa, I think you find fun because you beat up a person, I think you even eat dead bodies,” he said.

    Mufumbiro contended, “You give ultimatums because you are working for someone who compelled to cross from your former ideologies to necessitate yourself to feel comfortable in that small position of robbery and thuggery where you are seated with comfort of maximum idiotism and you think that your going to shape this country with your emptiness, Mr.Tayebwa. We know you have no respect for humanity but it is very unfortunate.”

    TAYEBWA SCOFFS AT ZAAKE

    During plenary yesterday, Zaake raised an issue of increased abductions where he cited Rule 78B and C, Rule 85 and part 5 of Appendix F of the Rules of Procedure.

    He said, “Mr.Speaker I raise on a procedurial matter under Rule 78B and C, Rule 85 and part 5 of Appendix F of the Rules of Procedure which requires us as MPs to base our conduct on full publication of the public interest.

    “The abduction of citizens especially here in the Central Region has reached a crisis level. The victims are mostly supporters of the Opposition.”

    He further cited cases of former presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta and Sheikh Ramathan Yahaya who were arrested on Monday in broad daylight by armed men.

    He added, “For 24 days now, NUP supporter, Kavuma Jamshid who also doubles as my president’s bodyguard was also abducted with three other youths and only this month alone, 100s of youths have been abducted and are nowhere to be seen.”

    It is here that Tayebwa stopped Zaake from speaking and asked him to sit down so he could be guided.

    Zaake however insisted and kept speaking until the microphone was turned off. He later caused commotion in Parliament.

    “If you (Zaake) want to do drama, go and do it in your constituency, you can’t do it on this floor. If you want pictures of people holding you up and how you were arrested to use during campaigns, we can organise for you, we are near national theatre,” Tayebwa warned.

    The Deputy Speaker later adjourned the session and ordered it to resume after 30 minutes.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Former Presidential Candidate Sent To Luzira Prison, Charged With Sectarianism…

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    Joseph Kabuleta

    Court has constrained from hearing bail application for National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) boss, Joseph Kabuleta and remanded him to Luzira Prison till 14th December, 2022.

    The former Presidential candidate was today presented before the Chief Magistrates court in Nakawa and charged with sectarianism.

    Court however constrained to hear his bail application and remanded him till 14th, December, 2022.

    It should be remembered that Kabuleta was picked from his NEED offices in Bugolobi on Monday and was arrested by a group of men dressed casually who drove him away in a drone.

    Police however revealed that it is alleged that on 30th May 2022 in Kampala District, Joseph Kabuleta and others held a press conference under their Political Party, National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED), where they alleged that social service delivery in Mbarara is based on ethnic lines of the Tutsi, Bahima, Bakiga and Banyakore.

    “Kabuleta and others shall be charged with Promoting Sectarianism C/S 41(1) of the PCA CAP 120,” police said.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Parliament To Censure Minister Namuganza On Grounds Of Indiscipline…

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    The Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline Hon. Charles Onen (L) tables the committee report on Hon. Persis Namuganza (R)

    Parliament is set to censure State Minister, for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Persis Namuganza on grounds of indiscipline.

    Appearing before plenary today, the Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline, Charles Onen tabled a committee report on the alleged misconduct and misbehaviour of Persis Namuganza.

    This comes after reports from the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline indicating that Namuganza attacked Parliament that it is powerless and does not have the powers to censure her.

    Namuganza’s attack came in relation to her involvement in the Naguru-Nakawa land allocations.

    Parliament indicted Namuganza in May 2022 following a report by the Adhoc Committee on Naguru-Nakawa land where she was faulted for falsifying a presidential directive that saw Uganda Land Commission allocate land to certain entities.

    MPs during the plenary that sat on 13th, July 2022, noted that Namuganza went on and ridiculed Parliament and its leadership in relation to the findings of the committee.

    Bukooli County Central MP, Hon. Solomon Silwany however noted that such an attack on the leaders of Parliament affects the integrity of Parliament.

    “She should explain her conduct to us on why she would go out on social media and TV and bash the way Parliament is working,” he added.

    Namuganza however denied allegations and tasked her accusers to table evidence pinning her.

    Mr.Onen informed Parliament today that it is alleged that Hon Namuganza also went on media questioning the powers and integrity of the presiding officers to form Adhoc Committees to investigate the Nakawa-Naguru land allocation.

    “In its observation, the Committee found that the conduct and behaviour of Hon Namuganza constitutes gross misconduct and misbehaviour and is not befitting of a Member of Parliament, more so a Minister,” he said.

    Mr.Onen further revealed that the Committee on Rules, Privileges, and Discipline recommended that the House invokes Article 118(1) (b) of the Constitution and Rule 106 of the Rules of Procedure to censure Hon Persis Namuganza.

    Efforts to reach Namuganza were futile as she failed to pick up our phone calls.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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