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The National Resistance Movement NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says Amama Mbabazi should return the Partys card before contesting as an independent candidate in 2016 presidential elections.

 The National Resistance Movement (NRM) deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo says Amama Mbabazi should return the Party's card before contesting an independent candidate in 2016 presidential elections.

Opondo says Mbabazi who served as NRM Secretary General should also quit his Kinkizi West parliamentary. He says Mbabazi was elected to parliament under the NRM ticket and only continue representing Kinkizi West as a member the National Resistance Movement.

Amama Mbabazi on Friday he would stand as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, accusing the ruling party of illegally blocking his efforts to stand on its ticket.

Meanwhile Youth Affairs State Minister Evelyn Anite is happy that Amama Mbabazi finally decided to contest against President Museveni in the NRM party primaries.

Anite was the mover of the controversial Kyankwanzi NRM caucus resolution declaring Museveni as the sole candidate to contest in next year's Presidential elections.

Anite says the fact that Amama Mbabazi who also signed the petition failed to show up to pick nomination forms to run against the President in party primaries indicates that the resolution was binding.

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On Friday Amama Mbabazi accused the top command in National Resistance Movement blocking him from contesting within the party's primaries as a presidential aspirant. He said he was still committed to the core values of NRM.


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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.