Uganda Would be Mad to Vote Mbabazi – Museveni

Leaders of the struggling opposition alliance TDA have embarked on a trip to neighboring Kenya where they are among others expected to meet with the country’s opposition politician Raila Odinga.

The Democratic Alliance which recently failed to agree on a single candidate to carry their flag in the coming elections have kept the thinking behind this trip a matter of suspicion.

While issues to be discussed with their Kenyan counterpart remain unknown, visit web it is understood that both rival sides of the TDA are part of the trip.

FDC’s Kizza Besigye we understand, ailment joined Hon Amama Mbabazi, UPC’s Olara Otunnu and Mugisha Muntu on the trip to Nairobi.

Raila Odinga has recently been at the helm of a strong campaign against Uganda’s sugar imports in his country, which he says has flooded their market, at the expense of local producers.

He is also a vocal critique of President Yoweri Museveni’s elongated stay in power.
President Yoweri Museveni, treat who is seeking the fifth term in the country’s highest office, troche has predicted a hard time for his opponents and dismissed the likelihood of a tight race between him and his closest contenders, Col Dr Kizza Besigye and Hon Amama Mbabazi.

Museveni, told reporters at State House in Entebbe on Wednesday, that expect if they are mad, Ugandans would not risk voting into State House a person like Amama Mbabazi.

“Tight race? There will be no tight race,” he responded to a journalist’s question, on whether he is well set for the February 2016 elections.

“Because what for instance will Mbabazi tell the people? I have not spoken about him because if I start talking about him, unless Ugandans are mad, they will not support him.”

The former Prime Minister, who broke ties with the ruling party to run as independent candidate, picked nomination forms yesterday.

Thereafter he appealed to Ugandans at Nakivubo stadium in his inaugural rally to support him to State House, noting that time for change had come.

In today’s press conference at State House, Museveni started by dismissing Mbabazi’s pressure group Go Forward, saying that it was in the first place inappropriately branded.

“Mbabazi has been talking about moving forward. Moving forward to where? What has he been doing all this time? I shudder that these people don’t even think about these slogans of theirs. May be he should have said ‘Move quicker.’”

The President added that perhaps if it wasn’t for Mbabazi and the years he spent occupying top government positions, the country would have moved forward much faster.

“In any case, Moving forward is what the NRM has been doing all this time. We have been moving forward  since 1986.

From Mbabazi, Museveni turned to Dr Kizza Besigye who he will be facing for the fourth time in next year’s elections and accused him of being a quitter.

“Besigye disserted us in 2001. At that time we still had a lot of problems. [Joseph] Kony was still killing people in the North, the Karamajong still had guns, and the [Allied Democratic Forces] was still in Rwenzori; that’s when he went away. Museveni agende, Museveni agende, but I stayed here. I have solved all those problems without him. Now he comes here and wants people to vote for him?”

Museveni vowed to devastate the two rivals when he embarks on his nationwide campaigns, noting once he starts speaking in local languages to the people, Besigye and Mbabazi will have no means of convincing them.

Another Presidential Aspirant and former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Vanansius Baryamureeba was not spared of the assault.

“There is also this young boy Baryamureeba. That one had problems managing one little school called Makerere University. Now he wants to manage 38 million people. I would tell him to go back and manage Makerere.”




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