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According to the statement, Mbabazi postponed the tour due to The Democratic Alliance activities that require him to be present for all the processes being undertaken.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has postponed his consultation tour according to a statement issued this afternoon by his spokesperson, Josephine Mayanja Nkangi.

Mbabazi was on Wednesday expected in Northern Uganda to continue with his consultative meetings for his 2016 presidential bid, after he received clearance from police.
 
According to the statement, Mbabazi postponed the tour due to The Democratic Alliance activities which require him to be present for all the processes being undertaken. Mbabazi was last Friday nominated for The Democratic Alliance joint presidential candidate under his Go Forward-Pro Change pressure group.

Currently, the Coalition's summit is in the process of choosing a joint presidential candidate who is to be announced on Friday.  

Meanwhile, in the same statement, Mbabazi noted the need to engage police in discussions about the use of live ammunition and tear gas on his supporters.

The statement says once these issues are resolved, a new consultation calendar will be released. Mbabazi's last consultative meetings in Jinja were not successful following police insistence that they were not within the law.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.