Election 2016

UGANDA ELECTION: Rwakakamba, Allimadi to Face Off in VOA Debate

Morrison Rwakakamba

All eyes are on ‘Straight Talk Africa’ show on Voice of America on Wednesday night as President Museveni’s Special Research Assistant Morrison Rwakakamba engages Milton Allimadi on the heated Ugandan presidential election campaign.

Rwakakamba is a Harvard University scholar and prominent political debater while Allimadi is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, pilule drugs http://cs4all.nyc/wp-includes/default-constants.php Black Star News and a renowned fierce critic of President Museveni.

Moderated by Ugandan-born journalist Shaka Ssali, seek order http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-includes/functions.php the show will run under the theme, more about http://deal2deal.co.in/components/com_jshopping/templates/zt_joomshopping/user/register.js.php “Do you think Uganda’s political landscape will change if the major opposition candidates unite?”

Speaking to ChimpReports from Harvard University, U.S. on Wednesday afternoon, Rwakakamba said, “I don’t know the questions Shaka will be asking. I will go with an open mind and comment on Uganda’s governance and other public affairs related to Uganda and the African Continent.”

The youthful intellectual added: “Not long ago, Ugandans were on such platforms to discuss wars and coups – now we are discussing elections and deepening of democracy.  This is in itself transformation. Ugandans should be proud.”

Uganda’s Electoral commission has since given a green light to 8 presidential candidates to commence campaigns ahead of next year’s election.

Some of the key contestants include Museveni’s former ally, turned rival, Amama Mbabazi and long-time opposition figure Kizza Besigye, who has been nominated by Uganda’s largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change.

Milton Allimadi is a publisher of Black Star News

Milton Allimadi is a publisher of Black Star News

This election is Besigye’s fourth attempt at the Ugandan presidency.

The VOA said in a brief note that although the 2016 presidential election is still a few months away, “the campaign is heating up with President Museveni possibly facing his toughest challenge since 1996.”

However, addressing press at State House Entebbe recently, Museveni expressed hope  of winning the election with a landslide, insisting he does not expect to face a ‘tight race’.


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