Mbabazi Misses Final Rally in Makerere University

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Mbabazi was expected to conclude his presidential campaigns with a rally at Makerere University Freedom Square at 5pm. However, his supporters anxiously waited for him to show up at the square in vain.

Independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi missed his last campaign rally at Makerere University last evening as he was caught by time. Mbabazi was expected to conclude his presidential campaigns with a rally at Makerere University Freedom Square at 5pm. 

However, his supporters anxiously waited for him to show up at the square in vain. By 8:30pm, Mbabazi was still held up in Wakiso, where he addressed another rally at the mayor's garden. This prompted Solome Nakaweesa, the Go-Forward Chief of Staff to apologise to the supporters, saying their candidate couldn't make it to the campaign venue.  
 
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The crowds dispersed peacefully from the venue without any fracas as the organisers prepared to dismantle the podium. Some of the voters said they will vote for Mbabazi even if the rally didn't take place.
 
 
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12- year-old Joyce Namatta, a primary leaver told URN that despite the fact, that she isn't a registered voter, she supports Mbabazi for severing ties with Museveni.  She accused Museveni of running down the country, saying it is time for change of leadership. 
 
On Monday, Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party presidential candidate also missed his campaign rally in Makerere University in a scuffle between police and his supporters at Wandegeya.
 
One person was killed and several others injured in the clashes. 

 

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Annet Lekuru
Annet Lekuru is the Uganda Radio Network bureau chief for Arua. She is new in this post, assigned August 2016. However, she is no stranger to URN subcribers and readers.

Lekuru started her journalism career in 2011 with training from Radio Paris where she worked until April 2015. She started writing for URN in May 2015 as a freelance reporter.

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