Mbabazi Needs Political Rehabilitation- Lumumba

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Lumumba says Mbabazi needs Political rehabilitation in order to accept the outcome of the process.

National Resistance Movement-NRM party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has said that presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi needs political rehabilitation to help him absorb the shock of defeat.

Lumumba said this during a press conference, hours after Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the outcome of the February 18 general election that was filed by former presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi.

The petition was particularly challenging the re-election of the National Resistance Movement Candidate Yoweri Museveni for another five year office term. But this morning, all  nine judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe agreed that Mbabazi did not present substantial evidence to prove that the election was a fraud.

Lumumba says that Mbabazi should now be content with the outcome.

The vividly excited Lumumba also implored Amama and Kizza Besigye to join the NRM party and work together to drive the country peacefully and in unity.

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The February 18 election gave the NRM candidate Yoweri Museveni a win with 60.7 percent of the vote. He was followed by Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye with 35.37 percent.  Amama Mbabazi, an independent candidate only managed 1.43 percent of the vote. The race attracted eight candidates.

 

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Beatrice Nyangoma
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