AUPL: URA, Express Stretch Unbeaten Run as Villa Picks First Win,

Villa celebrate a previous win

Having joyously entered Soroti town in large procession, sale search Presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi was to be welcomed at Soroti Sports grounds by a guard of Anti-riot Police who wore no smiling faces.

At around mid-day, this site Mbabazi’s convoy was ushered in the eastern town by a brass band led by Soroti Municipality Member of Parliament aspirant Stanley Eroku  who had organized a group of supporters to receive the former leader of government business.

The convoy made a big procession along the main road before finally reaching the venue where the big rally was expected to take place.

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Police engaged for several minutes in running battles with residents

Police engaged for several minutes in running battles with residents

At the venue, salve a big number of supporters mobilized by another aspiring Member of Parliament and former KFM presenter Aisha Alibhai gave Mbabazi the heartiest welcome to the Teso land.

Meanwhile, as Mbabazi reached for his seat, the area Regional Police Commander Phillip Acaye silently approached him and asked him to leave the venue.

The former Premier was however not ready to drop the idea and this could be seen by his facial expressions. The Police boss was later seen leaving after the futile talks.

The battle then moved to the nearby shrubs

The battle then moved to the nearby shrubs

A while later, the supporters were on the receiving end of canisters of teargas from Police; forcing them to disperse from the Soroti Sports grounds.

Police was seen engaged in running battles with the angry supporters who were now hurling stones at the cops  as the situation turned chaotic by the minute.

The battle shifted to the nearby bushes as the supporters hid and hurled objects to the law enforcement officers.

Meanwhile drivers advanced Mbabazi’s vehicles in a bid to evacuate him but the former prime minister could not leave his seat as the chaos went on.

Mbabazi Calls off Rally

A few minutes later, Mbabazi addressed his supporters saying that he had called off the public rally  and would later meet a few of them at Lions Club which is a stone’s throw away from the sports ground.

Mbabazi's convoy enters Soroti town

Mbabazi’s convoy enters Soroti town

“I heard it right from Kampala that authorities had issues with rallies but I kept quiet. They thought I had no support but when I came out, they were surprised and could not take it,” he said.

He added,” The RPC told me he had got orders to stop the rally but I told him I very well knew the law and I was acting in accordance to the law. What they are trying to do is stopping what is inevitable.”

Mbabazi later vacated the sports grounds and held another procession throughout Soroti town before meeting a few of his supporters at Lions Club and later left Soroti.

He however promised to continue with his other scheduled consultative meetings in other areas around the country.



URA Fc 3-1 Soana Fc

An early first half brace from Frank Kalanda and last minute addition from Peter Lwasa was enough for URA Fc to thrash aside Kavumba-based Soana Fc in a four goal thriller. Soana grabbed a consolation through Kagimu Rahimat.

Sc Victoria 1-2 SC Villa
Two late goals from Ambrose Kirya and Martin Kizza cancelled out Fahad Kawooya’s early opener to ensure the Jogoos come from a goal down to pick their first league win. Villa is now on ninth place with four points.

In Wankulukuku, and Express Fc piled more pressure on embattled Lweza Fc through Ceasar Okhuti’s brace to win 2-1. Mike Sserumaga opened the scores for Lweza.

Express is currently sitting on the summit with eight points from four games ahead of KCCA, sick Vipers and URA Fc who have collected seven points from three games.

Tuesday full results:
SC Victoria University 1:2 SC Villa- Namboole

BUL FC 0:0 Vipers SC- kakindu

Bright Stars FC 1:1 Simba FC-CS Mwererwe

Uganda Police 1:1 The Saints FC-Kavumba

Maroons FC 0:1 Sadolin Paints FC- Luzira

URA FC 3:1 Soana FC- Lugazi

Lweza FC 1:2 Express FC- Wankulukuku.


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