Election 2016

UPC MPs Start Joining Museveni`s Campaign Trail

UPC's Hon. Ruth Acheng Ogweng, the Kole Woman Member of Parliament joined the president`s campaign team from her district on Friday at Omuge Primary School.

State minister of economic monitoring Henry Banyenzaki after being floored in the Rubanda County West Member of Parliament NRM flag bearer polls last night by the former commissioner of transport in the Ministry of Works Eng. Denis Sabiti Bamwoya; has declared he will be coming back on an independent ticket in the 2016 general elections.

Banyenzaki confirmed this in a telephone interview with Chimpreports on Tuesday morning, this http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/awaitingmoderation.php citing a myriad of electoral irregularities in the hotly contested primaries. His voters he said were intimidated, http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php there was ballot staffing and in Bufundi and Mukatojo sub counties, http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sharedaddy/sharedaddy.php people were voting on tables.

“There was no way I was going to accept these results,” he said. “I will come as an independent.”

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Eng Denis Sabiiti was declared winner by the Kabale district NRM registrar Maurice Keitaba at 2:30am at the Kabale private sector promotion centre where he garnered 13,798 votes while Minister Banyenzaki came second with 11,874.

Others in the race were Kamuntu Moses Mwongyera who polled 5363, Muhereza Robert Mathias who managed 2264 votes, Dustan Kagoma who polled 436, Abel Muhumuza with 494 and Africano Byarugaba Kikabeinika who trailed with 334.

Maurice Keitaba, the Kabale NRM registrar congragulating `Eng Sabiiti after winnnimg the primaries

Maurice Keitaba, the Kabale NRM registrar congragulating `Eng Sabiiti after winnnimg the primaries

Eng. Sabiti has been a long time nemesis of Minister Banyenzaki, having lost to him in the previous 2011 elections.

Banyenzaki is the only incumbent that lost in the primaries in the district as the others like  state minister of economic planning David Bahati (Ndorwa west), Henry Ariganyira Musasizi (Rubanda east) all went through.

Voters in Kabale in the 2011 general elections voted out all ministers like including Godfrey Ahabwe Pereza who was the minister of state for local government, Hope Mwesigye Ruhindi who lost to journalist-cum-politician Rita Rona Ninsiima as well as Serapio Rukundo the then state minister of tourism who lost the Kabale municipality seat to Andrew Baryayanga Aja an independent candidate.
Some of the Uganda People’s Congress party Members of Parliament have made up their mind and started to join President Yoweri Museveni`s campaign trail.

On Saturday while in Baralegi State Lodge in Lira district, capsule http://chopcult.com/actiondave/include/images/secure.php Museveni who is also the National Resistance Movement party chairman and presidential candidate opened up on the alliance talks between the ruling party and the UPC.

Museveni stated that the talks which are aimed at cooperation in the 2016 presidential elections were healthy and hoping for the better.

ChimpReports  exclusively learnt of this simmering marriage between the two parties through an UPC insider, a few days before Museveni made the declaration.

While addressing the media on Monday about the alliance, the UPC President Jimmy Akena confirmed that talks has been ongoing but based on his party`s core objectives of bettering Uganda.

“I can confirm that we are in talks whereby the core UPC minimum agenda that addresses key issues like health, education and agriculture will guide all engagements over the next 5 years,” Akena said.

This website has now learnt that two out of 11 UPC members of Parliament have fully made up their mind to take the alliance talks to another level by directly and openly joining the President Museveni`s campaign team.

We are also told that other members are likely to join in and support the incumbent President back to State House.

Of the two who have decided, one has already appeared on three of Museveni’s rallies and by publication time, she was in Arua town waiting to travel to the next rallies in Maracha and Koboko districts.

Hon. Ruth Acheng Ogweng, the Kole Woman Member of Parliament joined the president`s campaign team from her district on Friday at Omuge Primary School.

Acheng praised Museveni and urged all UPC supporters to vote for him according to a quote from a local radio station QFM based in Lira.

“UPC Oyee … Museveni Oyee. I’m the UPC flag bearer for the 2016 general elections. Museveni is a son of the soil; he comes from Bala, from a clan called Adok… I ask you people to vote for him. He brought a lot of development here. You see those electricity cables? It’s all him,” she said.

On Monday, Acheng appeared at Museveni`s rally in Ayivu and Arua municipality where she passed out the same message to UPC members to vote for the incumbent.

When contacted on phone on Tuesday morning, Acheng said Museveni is still a political guest in the north and she is going to traverse with him every corners of the region.

“Museveni is still our guest here in the north and I am going to be with him in the campaigns up to the end. I would also like to continue districts to other to tell our UPC members to vote for him if time allows,” Acheng revealed.

She said however, that she remains a staunch and loyal UPC member who is supporting the party candidates in all national elective positions with the exception of that the president.

Acheng observed that she likes Museveni as person and likes his style of leadership.

“I like the president not because of NRM or anything but his personality in leadership; that is why I made a personal decision to campaigning for him.”

In one of the pictures from Ayivu, UPC members were visibly showing the party`s palm sign from the predominant NRM crowd.

In a while we shall unveil the other UPC MP who has also decided to join the president`s campaign.

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