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Sports Club Villa begins ‘new life’ following the sacking of Spanish Coach Antonio Flores with a tough test against bitter rivals Express Fc at the Nakivubo stadium in the only scheduled league tie on Friday.

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Express fc are currently on top form, leading the table with sixteen points after eight games same as the team’s topscorer, Ceasar Okhuti who is also leading the overall chart.

Express Fc coach Waswa Bbosa has quashed away the ‘favorites’ tag insisting that the game is open and being a derby and away from home, anything can happen.
“We are not favorites because we are away. Its a tough match and my boys will try their best though,” he said.

Former KCCA FC striker, Tony Odur will return for the Red Eagles after serving one match suspension, but Ibrahim Kizza is still out due to injury. Villa will miss out Martin Kizza.

Unfortunately, most cameras will cautiously watch to see how both sets of fans will behave. The last two fixtures ended prematurely owing to fans’ mischief. Express have already been punished this season due to fan trouble away to Bright stars.

Ceasar Okhuti, who has five goals will be the man at the center stage.
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While 11 presidential aspirants have so far received clearance certificates from the Electoral Commission, only Besigye and Mbabazi pose a threat to President Museveni’s hold on power.

Highly placed sources in FDC told ChimpReports on Friday morning that due to pressure from foreign powers, particularly UK, Besigye and Mbabazi agreed to form Working Committees that would see one of them quit the presidential race.

Insiders say during the meetings in London and Manchester, FDC proposed to Mbabazi to stand down for the position of Prime Minister once the opposition ‘alliance’ captures power in 2016.

FDC further said it could work with Mbabazi in vote protection during elections and also hold joint campaigns for MPs.

The party argued that withdrawing Besigye from the race would need calling a delegates’ conference which handed him the mandate to stand for president.

“Getting Besigye out of the race is a process not a pronouncement. We are working out modalities on a joint presidential candidate,” said a highly placed FDC source who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely.

Insiders further said Besigye and FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi told Mbabazi that as Executive Prime Minister, he would retain powers to appoint 60 percent of Ministers and take key executive decisions.

“That’s our offer for this coalition arrangement,” said the source. “We enticed Mbabazi to pull out of the race because we are stronger than him. Who is with him? Which people are with him and where are they?”

This source also recalled Nandala querying Mbabazi camp’s claim that ‘Go Forward’ has 30 people in every village across the country.

“I have moved around my village in Busamaga but I can’t see anybody supporting Go Forward. I have failed to locate even one supporter. So help me identify at least 5 of your supporters in my village,” a source recounted Mafabi quizzing Mbabazi at one of the meetings.

Mbabazi’s strong foreign base

Despite dangling a very juicy offer, sources say Mbabazi is relying on foreign powers to ensure Besigye capitulates.

Mbabazi’s offer is that Besigye quits the presidential race and accept the position of Executive Prime Minister in the proposed post-Museveni government.

During the London meetings organised by Kofi Annan and a representative from UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s government, donors urged Besigye to step down.

They reportedly proposed to compensate him for his recent mobilisation expenditures at the tune of $5m, a charge FDC vehemently denies.

Analysis

Observers say while Besigye is a strong force to reckon with in Uganda’s opposition politics, there is a likelihood of him stepping down for Mbabazi.

This is because Besigye is much younger than Mbabazi and Museveni.

At the age of 59, Besigye can patiently wait for 66-year-old Mbabazi to serve only one term.

For example, if Mbabazi became president in 2016, he would be in the advanced age of 72 years in 2021. Yet, Besigye would be 65.

“I think if Besigye can get assurance that Mbabazi would serve only one term and quit, he would be willing to change his mind and back the former Prime Minister in this presidential election,” opined a source in Mbabazi’s camp.

According to a statement issued by FDC on Thursday, the party’s Working Committee was briefed by Dr Besigye and Secretary General Nandala Mafabi on the outcome of the meeting held in UK on cooperation during the 2016 elections.

“The committee reaffirmed its position and preference to joint presidential candidate and we raised no objection to the ongoing negotiation efforts to achieve this objective,” reads part of the statement.

“The committee also agreed to the proposal of the UK meeting to the principle of power sharing when a united opposition wins power.”

ICC/UK Influence

The foreign powers’ attempt to influence the outcome of the last presidential election in Kenya could be playing out in Uganda today.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was used by UK to intimidate Kenyans from voting Uhuru Kenyatta who at the time was facing charges of crimes against humanity in relation to the post 2007 election violence in the East African country.

His running mate, William Ruto was equally indicted by the ICC over similar crimes.

At the time, Washington’s senior envoy to Africa, Johnnie Carson told journalists in a video conference call that, “Choices have consequences,” implying a possible Western fall-out with Kenya if Uhuru was elected president.

The ICC responded by piling enormous pressure on Uhuru, creating a perception that even if elected, the president would spend his time in Hague jails.

“We live in an interconnected world and people should be thoughtful about the impact that their choices have on their nation, on their region, on the economy,” Carson warned.

Many perceived this as a western ploy to clear Raila Odinga’s path to State House to avoid an Uhuru presidency that would see the rise of China as Kenya’s greatest trade partner.

Interestingly, the western threats backfired, with Uhuru benefitting from a protest vote from Kenyans who were angered by the arrogance of Washington and UK.

Reports indicate former ICC prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo and ex UN Secretary General Kofi Annan graced the recent London talks with Besigye and Mbabazi.

Mbabazi’s lawyer, Fred Muwema recently hinted on taking Ugandan officials to the ICC.

He said the Electoral body’s utterances “which have led to and/or incited wide spread torture, persecution and imprisonment of innocent civilians can also lead to mass deaths of civilians if not checked. These acts constitute some of the ingredients of crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) 2002 which was ratified by Uganda.”

With cases of police brutality gaining international attention, it is most likely that ICC’s hand in discrediting President Museveni could be more visible in the 2016 election.

Asked how Ocampo and Annan ended up in a meeting of Ugandan politicians planning for a presidential race, the source said they were brought on board by UPC leader, Olara Otunnu.

It should be recalled that Otunnu was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan as Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict on 19 August 1997, taking office on 1 September 1997.

The two ex UN officials remain friends to date.

Annan/Museveni relations

It was during Annan’s reign at UN that the genocide in Rwanda took place, leading to the killing of at least one million people, mainly Tutsi.

The UN’s bureaucracy and support of then Hutu regime allowed the mass slaughter which was eventually stopped by the RPF guerrillas fully backed by President Museveni.

The genocide left Annan, who was heading the peacekeepers in Rwanda, with a haunting scandal.

He would later admit that the international community failed Rwanda and that must “leave us always with a sense of bitter regret.”

With Uganda edging closer to commercial production of oil, the western bloc could peddle influence to have a government that will allow their companies access the resource.

President Museveni has been looking East to secure reliable partners in the oil industry, something western diplomats are uncomfortable with.

Already, the Chinese oil company, CNOOC, has a $2bn contract to develop an oil field in Uganda while Western companies are yet to secure production licenses.

The multi-billion-dollar Uganda refinery construction deal was recently handed to Russian company, RT Global Resources while most upcountry road construction deals were taken by Chinese.

“What we are witnessing today is the implementation of the 1884-85 Berlin Conference’s resolutions pertaining the scramble and partition of Africa to for its resources. This is happening in the modern world, at times with the support of local political players,” said a source.

The two-day presidential nomination exercise kicks off November 3, 2015, leaving Mbabazi and Besigye with only three days to issue a statement on who between the two aspirants will lead the race against President Museveni.

FDC ideologue Muniini Mulera said Besigye and Mbabazi agreed on the “principles of collaboration and power-sharing and both returned to Uganda to discuss these principles with their respective teams.”

He said a decision will have to be made regarding “who, indeed, becomes what, but this has not happened as yet.”

The Toronto-based activist said to be supportive of Mbabazi’s presidential candidature, concluded: “By God’s grace, mutual agreement between the two principals will be accomplished in the next few days.”

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