AUPL: Vipers Take League Campaign to Lweza

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In the midst of emerging calls for civil action by the opposition Forum for Democratic Change in protest against maltreatment of the their leaders; the First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has applauded the youths especially in the capital Kampala for disregarding these calls.

On Monday afternoon the FDC party launched what the dubbed the ‘Free my Vote’ campaign, find dosage that appeals to party supporters and sympathizers to among others sit at home all day on selected days, viagra 60mg wear mourning clothes, pray and shun businessmen and artists who have been supportive of the ruling government.

The party is also organizing a street march, in protest of the incarceration by police of their candidate in last month’s presidential elections Col Dr Kizza Besigye, who remains in confinement at his home in Kasangati.

In her short message as the country joins the world to mark the International Women’s Day, First Lady Janet Museveni said she was obliged to express her gratitude as a mother, to the youths for refusing to embrace these calls by the opposition.

Mrs. Museveni described the youth’s response to the calls as “exemplary,” adding, “It is noteworthy for Ugandans to realize the pivotal role the youths have played in ensuring that our country Uganda and the city of Kampala in particular continues to be quiet and peaceful, allowing normal life to prevail.

“You have enabled the government, the private sector and ordinary traders to continue with business as usual by rejecting the impunity and manipulation of some selfish people who want to use you to threaten and eventually disturb the peace of our homeland.”

She added, “On behalf of all Ugandan mothers of good will, I salute our youths with pride and gratitude for the blessing your generation has become to Uganda.”

The announcement of the Free my Vote campaign yesterday was met largely with negative remarks from the public, with many accusing the opposition party of trying to hurt the country’s economic progress.

Tweeted one Kyobe Sarah, “Semujju Nganda (the FDC spokesperson) is calling upon Ugandans to stay at home on Thursdays yet for him he is well assured of his job as an MP through 2016 to 2021”

FDC’s mobilization Secretary Ingrid Turinawe says the campaign will involve a number of activities and protests to push for the cause “both easy and tough but all peaceful and non violent.”

“Freedom is fought for,” he stresses.  “It takes sacrifice, determination and boldness to be part.”

The stay-home-Thursdays she said are a test to especially people in leadership positions, “some of whom have always failed to come to the streets for reasons well known to them.”

“You cannot handle tear gas, but can you sacrifice a day off your daily work? Some of our celebrated leaders abandoned their well paying jobs and headed to the bush that lasted 5 full years. We are asked to identify with one of us. Not that we like or enjoy it. Just in solidarity..then we roll into high gear protests.”

But the First Lady said she was impressed that the calls for violence have not been well embraced.

She noted, “Choosing to stand for peace…makes Uganda stand tall, stronger and richer today, than it would have been; violence, destruction and bloodshed.”

“I ask you to remain from and committed to building a better country for your own children, for that will guarantee more days of peace and prosperity.”
Vipers Sports Club have a chance to cut the lead at the top of the Uganda Premier League table when they travel to Wankulukuku to play Lweza FC in one of their pending fixtures.

The defending champions have 31 points and could cut the difference with KCCA FC to only one point with a game to spare. Coach Nsiimbe will take his boys to this game on high morale with fact that Vipers have not lost any league game against Lweza.

The first leg affair ended in one all draw at Buikwe with goals from Erisa Sekisambu and Rajab Kakooza. Both sides enter the game at the back of identical 2-0 wins on Saturday.

The Tuesday hosts defeated Maroons to earn their fourth away win while Vipers overcame a struggling Sadolin Paints. Sulaiman Mutyaba scored his debut strike since returning to the Kitende sponsored side. Lweza have a poor home record where they won only twice and drawn once in eight outings.

“We need to be very consistent between now and the end of the season.” says Vipers coach Nsiimbe.

Lweza will still miss the services of their team top scorer Sserunkuma who sustained a head injury and Ibrahim Kiyemba (knee). On the other hand, capsule Vipers are without Dan Bilikwalira, ailment Shafik Bakaki and William Wadri due to injuries while Alfred Leku has been omitted from the travelling party on tactical grounds. Nsiimbe will also be welcoming back defender Halid Lwalirwa.

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