Election 2016

Baryamureeba Dismisses Tiny Crowd Pictures

This photo of Baryamureeba's rally in Kayunga was greeted with scorn on social media

Presidential campaigns for the 2016 general elections kicked off on Monday at an expected high tempo all around the country.

Incumbent President as is the norm, pills http://cybermed.edu.my/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php unveiled his campaign trail in what has come to be known as the Mecca of the ruling National Resistance Movement. Luwero district in central Uganda is where the armed struggle that ushered in the NRM regime was birthed.

Former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi, page http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-includes/template.php who is also taking a shot at the country’s highest office, http://coastalperiodontics.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php commenced his campaign trail in Masaka in the same region, while FDC’S Col Kizza Besigye went to his home district of Rukungiri in western Uganda.

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From crazy dance moves to dangerous motor vehicle stunts to ecstatic and ‘love-stricken’ supporters, in this pictorial we bring you the best of the craze that marked yesterday’s inaugural campaigns.

A supporter donates a UN copter to Kizza Besigye

A supporter donates a UN copter to Kizza Besigye [Photo by Godfrey Tugume]

Go Foward's Amama Mbabazi guards his waste to show some Kiganda dance skills

Go Foward’s Amama Mbabazi guards his waste to show some Kiganda dance skills with Kadongo Kamu singer Mathius Walukagga in Masaka

NRM supporters in Luweero wave at President Museveni's campaign helicopter hovering over the rally grounds in Luweero

NRM supporters in Luweero wave at President Museveni’s campaign helicopter hovering over the rally grounds in Luweero.

Some supporters made a sculpture of the infamous Walk to Work Besigye

Some supporters made a sculpture of the infamous Walk to Work Besigye [By Godfrey Tugume]

An elderly woman donates a Bible to Col Besigye

An elderly woman donates a Bible to Col Besigye [By Godfrey]

At Kayabwe, Mbabazi was served with bananas and a bottle of water

At Kayabwe, Mbabazi was served with bananas and a bottle of water

FDC Chief Mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe gets down low with a supporter in Rukungiri

FDC Chief Mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe gets down low with a supporter in Rukungiri  [By Godfrey Tugume]

 
Former Vice Chancellor of Makerere University and presidential hopeful, decease http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/the-events-calendar.php Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has scoffed at ‘political rivals and haters’ who yesterday spread on social media pictures of a tiny crowd that graced his inaugural campaign rally in Kayunga.

On the first day of campaigns as all candidates struggled to start with the biggest momentum possible, Prof. Barya announced suspending campaigns over security issues.

The three main contenders, incumbent president Yoweri Museveni of National Resistance Movement, Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change and Go Forward`s Amama Mbabazi were meanwhile vigorously engaged in the game of crowds in their respective rallies.

Museveni was in Luwero where NRA struggle started from, Besigye in his hometown of Rukungiri while Mbabazi was in his ally`s (Democratic Party) turf of Masaka.

Prof Baryamureeba waves to supporters in Kayunga

Prof Baryamureeba waves to supporters in Kayunga

Through the day, the camps of the trio were industrious on social media, posting the best shots from their crowds and making constant updates.

Late in the afternoon the nation was astonished when a picture of Prof. Baryamureeba addressing a handful of people – most of them young children, appeared on the social media.

The picture was widely shared, and mocked by many Ugandans who indeed started toying with Museveni`s analogy of a ‘boyish Barya.’

The computer professor however, on Tuesday afternoon also took to social media and described the picture as patch work of his rivals since he pulled a big crowd in Kayunga despite heavy rains at the venue.

Baryamureeba shared proof that he got a big crowd despite the heavy rains

Baryamureeba shared proof that he got a big crowd despite the heavy rains

“I thank all the people of Kayunga for the support shown yesterday during my campaign rallies,” Barya started”.

He then went ahead to post photographic evidence of his huge crowd.

“Contrary to misleading pictures being circulated by the rival camps, my rallies in Kayunga were well attended amidst heavy downpour.”

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