Mbabazi Changes His Campaign Program

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Announcing the changes Monday morning in Kampala, the spokesperson of Amama Mbabazis campaign team, Michael Mabikke says the team will launch their manifesto on Sunday in Kampala.

Independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi has made changes to his campaign program.

The spokesperson of the Go-Forward campaign team, Michael Mabikke announced the changes Monday morning.

Among the changes, Mbabazi will campaign in Kabarole on Tuesday instead of Gulu, On Wednesday he will campaign in Kasese instead of Lira, and on Thursday he heads to Kanungu instead of Arua.

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Mabikke says they have communicated the changes to the Electoral Commission. 

The commission's deputy spokesperson, Paul Bukenya says a candidate can make changes to their campaign program in consultation with the Electoral Commission, and in consideration of other candidates' programs.

He was however yet to confirm if the communication had been received by the Election Management Officer of the commission, and if the changes have been accepted.

Shortly after nomination, all candidates presented their campaign programmes that were harmonized by the Electoral Commission. The candidates signed a memorandum to follow the program in order to avoid candidates clashing in the same districts.

The strategy was discussed on Friday at a Summit meeting of The Go-Forward campaign team, in which they also discussed the venue and date for the launch of Mbabazi's 2016-2021 presidential manifesto. 


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