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FDC Fights Back as Mbabazi Quietly Woos Party Leaders

Mbabazi being welcomed by crowds in Mbale town recently (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Emirates emerged as the biggest winner at the 2015 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held at the Oregon Convention Center Ballroom in Portland, information pills Oregon, USA on Monday.

The airline secured seven awards, topping all the categories it was nominated in.

The honors included Best Overall Passenger Experience and Best in Region: Middle East for the sixth consecutive year.

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Emirates was also recognized for its on board product offering and airport services, being awarded: Best In-Flight Entertainment User Interface, Best In-Flight Connectivity and Communications, Best Cabin Ambience, Best Food and Beverage and Best Ground Experience.

According to Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, to be recognized by passengers is the best kind of recognition and the airline will strive to keep raising the bar.

“Emirates continually invests in delivering products based on the latest available technology and innovative cabin furniture as well as enhancing the services and product offering of our ground facilities,” Adel Al Redha said, adding that the airline is grateful to the unlimited support they receive from HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and Sir Tim Clark, President of the airline.

Emirates operate the world’s largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.

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The Passenger Choice Awards, created by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), invites air travelers from around the world to rate their recent in-flight experiences.

Passengers from over 200 countries voted for their favorite airlines in this year’s awards and voting took place over a two-month period from May to June.

It was a week of celebrations as Emirates also clinched a special anniversary award at the inaugural Aviation Achievement Awards held in conjunction with the 2nd Gulf Aviation Networking Event 2015 in Dubai. The award recognized Emirates’ 30 years of excellence.
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The honors included Best Overall Passenger Experience and Best in Region: Middle East for the sixth consecutive year.

Emirates was also recognized for its on board product offering and airport services, being awarded: Best In-Flight Entertainment User Interface, Best In-Flight Connectivity and Communications, Best Cabin Ambience, Best Food and Beverage and Best Ground Experience.

According to Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, to be recognized by passengers is the best kind of recognition and the airline will strive to keep raising the bar.

“Emirates continually invests in delivering products based on the latest available technology and innovative cabin furniture as well as enhancing the services and product offering of our ground facilities,” Adel Al Redha said, adding that the airline is grateful to the unlimited support they receive from HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and Sir Tim Clark, President of the airline.

Emirates operate the world’s largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.

These advanced and modern jets are efficient to operate, and enable Emirates to install the latest on board features such as: mobile phone services and free Wi-Fi for travelers to stay connected on the go, live TV including the latest sports tournaments, and an unmatched breadth of entertainment content via its ice in-flight entertainment system.

The Passenger Choice Awards, created by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), invites air travelers from around the world to rate their recent in-flight experiences.

Passengers from over 200 countries voted for their favorite airlines in this year’s awards and voting took place over a two-month period from May to June.

It was a week of celebrations as Emirates also clinched a special anniversary award at the inaugural Aviation Achievement Awards held in conjunction with the 2nd Gulf Aviation Networking Event 2015 in Dubai. The award recognized Emirates’ 30 years of excellence.
The FDC has quietly put in place a special desk to contact their grassroots mobilisers to avoid entering into partnerships with Hon Amama Mbabazi, drug http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar%202/src/tribe/venue.php Chimp Corps exclusively report.

This followed complaints from FDC district officials that Mbabazi’s camp was contacting them to prepare for his tours under The Democratic Alliance framework.

“At first, viagra approved http://celinther.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/category.php Mbabazi told us that he had structures right from the grassroots which he said would be visible during his mobilisation and campaigns. We are now wondering why he is poaching on our leaders in various districts, treat ” said a high ranking FDC official at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Thursday morning.

“Let him use his structures. Why is he calling our people? This interference by Mbabazi’s people is causing unnecessary confusion,” he added.

The FDC special desk is informing its leaders everywhere that “we are not TDA but FDC.”

FDC district leaders who recently got free mobile phones from the party headquarters have as well been told that FDC can cooperate with other groups “if an official request is channelled through our party organs.”

The official, who chose to speak on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely, said Besigye decided to take to the airwaves to “clarify to masses that the TDA arrangement collapsed without the members reaching a consensus” on a joint candidate.

“What Mbabazi and his team are doing is detrimental to our Preparations for the nomination of Dr Kizza Besigye. It must stop,” he warned.

Ssemujju hits at Mbabazi

In an article published by Observer yesterday, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda expressed disappointment that Mbabazi’s campaigns did not trigger defections from NRM.

“In fact, the real reason we rolled the opposition red carpet for Amama was simply because we expected him to cause defections from NRM. That is what we prepared ourselves to celebrate. That is what was going to define the political landscape of the 2016 elections,” said Nganda.

“For us in FDC, we even served Aruu County MP Samuel Odonga Otto with a warning letter for leading a demonstration against Amama in northern Uganda. We believed and still believe that undermining one of the pillars of our struggle was a betrayal,” he added.

“We didn’t know that Amama would at any one moment turn the guns against us. Now one of his key campaigners, Hope Mwesigye, is celebrating what she calls ‘FDC disintegration.’ And that is where the real danger is,’” he warned.

Contacted for comment, Deputy Chairman FDC Electoral Commission, Michael Kabaziguruka observed: “We are in process of preparing for nomination of flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye and call upon party leaders to campaign for only our FDC flag bearer without necessarily attacking the other side.”

A source says Mbabazi’s camp has been duly informed that “in the meantime we are ceasing fire – any further manoeuvres will backfire.”

The unfolding developments underline the growing levels of mistrust among opposition groups in Uganda ahead of 2016 elections.

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