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Opposition Draw Battle Lines for Amuru By-election

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viagra approved http://comeandcheck.it/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/lib/http.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>This was at a joint press briefing held at the DP headquarters in Kampala addressed by party presidents Asuman Basalirwa (JEEMA), doctor Olara Otunnu (UPC), Mugisha Muntu (FDC) and Norbert Mao (DP).


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DP President, Norbert Mao has on that note called upon the public to support their candidate whom they will announce any time from now.


“Whoever thinks that opposition cannot win this by-election should inquire from the NRM members about what happened to them in the recently concluded Luweero woman MP by-elections,” charged Mao.


The opposition groups coalesced around DP’s Brenda Nabukenya who defeated NRM candidate Nalwanga with a margin of at least 10,000 votes.


NRM protested the outcome with Museveni accusing opposition leaders of conniving with some Electoral Commission officials to rig the elections.


Opposition denied the charge, saying NRM should swallow the bitter pill and move on.


Observers say the Amuru by-election could turn out to be a stage for a dramatic political showdown between the opposition and NRM.


The ruling party enjoys wide support in the area due to the prevailing peace following the defeat of LRA leader, Joseph Kony.


The opposition which had maintained the region as their stronghold until the 2011 elections are likely to worth tooth and nail to regain their lost glory.


Olara Otunnu and other opposition leaders addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Kampala

About the on-going Electoral Reforms campaign, UPC president, Olara Otunnu asserted: “I warn the public on the fake Electoral reforms that president Museveni is promoting. All Ugandans should be cautious on his reforms because they could be fake.”


Otunnu further revealed that in their meeting held last Friday, all party presidents agreed to continue working together as this makes them stronger.

Also in attendance, outspoken bishop, Zack Niringiye remarked that this is not a Parties’ initiative but rather an organized plan of action by citizens to redeem their country.

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