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Somehow Uganda, dipped in inactivity after a wretched 2015 Nations Cup qualification (following yet another heart-breaking capitulation, thanks to a 2-0 defeat to Guinea) which saw them extend the 37-year absence from the continent’s biggest soccer showpiece, are ranked 76th (a place up) way above, CHAN 2014 winners Libya and African giants Morocco, who always outperformed Uganda Cranes both at club and international level.

rankingsIn typically underwhelming news for Rwanda fans, the Amavubi are back in 72rd falling four places while Kenya, Tanzania and the DR Congo are 116th, 107th and 46th respectively.

World cup winners Germany and their final opponents Argentina sit at one and two respectively, with dethroned champions Spain just about scraping into the top 10 Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium while in Africa, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana Tunisia and Cape Verde Islands complete the top five.

Just in case you were wondering as to how the powers that be at world football’s governing body land at their decisions as to who should be ranked where, a handy little information table has been included below.

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Speaking to ChimpLyf, the organizer of the event, Johnson Mujungu of Grajoh Talent Management and Public Relations Ltd said that the team was especially overwhelmed by the number of Ugandans living outside the UK that had already booked tickets for the Easter Weekend Concert.

To this effect, Mujungu disclosed that they had even contracted several Heathrow Airport pick up service providers to ensure that clients from the rest of Europe would feel at home while in London for the show.

At the show that is to be held by celebrated TV host, Nancy Mugga, the multi award winning Afrigo Band that is going to be headlining the concert is expected to perform the most popular of their dozens of hits that they have made since 1975.

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To this effect, Mujungu disclosed that they had even contracted several Heathrow Airport pick up service providers to ensure that clients from the rest of Europe would feel at home while in London for the show.

At the show that is to be held by celebrated TV host, Nancy Mugga, the multi award winning Afrigo Band that is going to be headlining the concert is expected to perform the most popular of their dozens of hits that they have made since 1975.

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To this effect, Mujungu disclosed that they had even contracted several Heathrow Airport pick up service providers to ensure that clients from the rest of Europe would feel at home while in London for the show.

At the show that is to be held by celebrated TV host, Nancy Mugga, the multi award winning Afrigo Band that is going to be headlining the concert is expected to perform the most popular of their dozens of hits that they have made since 1975.

Sources reveal that plans are already underway to fly the entire band and their equipment to the British capital a week before the mega event that is expected to take place at the Royal Regency Hotel on Saturday March 28th starting 8:00 PM.

 

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In 2011, tadalafil http://celltrials.info/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/includes/yarpp_pro_set_display_types.php Afrobarometer did a scientific poll that gave President Museveni 66%. He got 68% in that election.

President Museveni and NRM took results of the poll seriously, treatment engaged gear number five and kept the momentum.

To the contrary, and in bid to discredit the Afrobarometer opinion poll findings that put President Yoweri Museveni in the lead, an opposition party (FDC) commissioned its own survey but was disappointed with the results.

Their own poll was in convergence with Afrobarometer poll. Instead of rolling up their sleeves and working hard to push support in their favour, they spent time throwing negative and self-serving salvos at the pollsters and President Museveni!

They said the poll was inaccurate. They questioned the methodology, intonation of poll questions etc– to even suggest that the Polling agency was paid by President Museveni!

Real polling day arrived – and they lost by the same margin determined by the poll. And across all electoral positions, President Museveni and NRM basked in a landslide.

In effect, the election delivered results where NRM comprises a majority of seats in parliament 68% excluding 10 seats reserved for representatives of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) and 10 seats reserved for ex-officio members; a majority of district chairpersons 77%, and a majority of sub-county chairpersons 71%.

A large percentage of the remaining seats at all levels are held by independents. Combined, the six opposition parties hold 19% of seats in Parliament.

In 2014, Research World International (RWI) in collaboration with Daily Monitor also did a poll where 75% of respondents stated they would likely vote for the same party as they voted for in the previous election if the election was held that day.

The aftermath commentary was predictable. Many in the Opposition chose the easy and convenient way of dismissing the poll. They had learnt and forgotten nothing.

I think Uganda’s opposition parties seem to have mobilized unrealistic anger around themselves, and put on hazy lenses to visualize the pulse of wider population and politics in Uganda. They have thrown away the barometer to measure the temperatures of the country.

Now, Monitor today, January 12, 2015, published a poll that put President Museveni at 57%, Kizza Besigye at 8%, Amama Mbabazi at 6%, Rebecca Kadaga at 5%, Nobert Mao at 3%, Mugisha Muntu at 2% Erias Lukwago at 2%, Nandala Mafabi at 2% and Olara Otunu at a paltry 1%.

The percentage difference between President Museveni and the second contender Kizza Besigye is a whopping 49%. The poll also shows that even if Besigye, Mbabazi, Kadaga, Mao, Muntu, Lukwago, Nandala Mafabi, Otunu formed a coalition or alliance- they would only garner 29%; Museveni defeats all of them combined hands down with a margin of 28%.

Now listen; you will hear opposition and its adherents making similar rehearsed arguments of incumbency, poll inaccuracy, intimidation, bribery and all that escapism that has come to dominate opposition politics in Uganda.

The opposition seeks to objectify citizens of Uganda by presenting them as a population that have no capacity to discern wright from wrong- as a population that is driven by patronage, less ambition in its expectations, illiterate, unsophisticated etc.

Yet the opposition and its adherents are offshoots of the population they seek to downgrade. What a contradiction? Why is the opposition keen to abuse ingenuity of Ugandans?

A clever opposition would appreciate the science of empirical polling and engage in immersion and self-reflection appraisals to deal with poll numbers and come out stronger.

But since 2011 and the subsequent polls – they have not done it and they will not do it. They will continue   on the brazen and abusive offensive against President Museveni instead of presenting alternative agenda to the population and mobilizing citizenry around it.

They will continue to do same things and expect a different result! From the foregoing, the 2016 election is settled- make no mistake.

Morrison Rwakakamba, Special Presidential Assistant – Research and Information; mrwakakamba@gmail.com

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