According to him, he has just given a break to the presidential contest, to rally behind other opposition change seeking forces to depose President Museveni from the top office which he will also seek in the future.
Despite stooping to seek a parliamentary position for
Kimanya-Kabonera division in the recently created Masaka City, the former
President General of the People’s Development Party-PDP, Dr Abed Bwanika affirms
his resolve to compete for the country’s top leadership office.
Using the analogy of hot porridge, Bwanika says the porridge (of removing President Museveni) is still very hot and for now, they have agreed to let Robert Kyagulanyi taste it first but when it becomes more manageable, he will stand for president in a post-Museveni Uganda.
Bwanika was on Thursday nominated on the National Union
Platform-NUP party ticket at the Electoral Commission’s offices in Masaka for
the 2021 general elections, to face off with NRM’s Robert Asiimwe, Democratic
Party’s Jude Mbabali and the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate Godfrey
He will face off with independent candidates; Hassan
Lubyayi and Herbert Zikusooka.
Bwanika insists he has not given up on his presidential
ambitions, despite losing to President Yoweri Museveni in the last three
In the last general elections, Abed Bwanika emerged fourth
with 89,005 votes, behind Amama Mbabazi who
scored 136,519 votes, FDC’s Kizza Besigye in the second position with 3,508,687
votes while President Museveni was declared the winner with 5,971,872 votes
According to him, he has just given a break to
the presidential contest, to rally behind other opposition change seeking forces to
depose President Museveni from the top office which he will also seek any time
in the future.
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Bwanika has now joined a political caravan with NUP
opposition candidates in Nyendo-Mukungwe Masaka, arguing that their agenda is
win Masaka city a formidable leadership team capable of introducing the best
ideas to propel its much-desired development and prosperity
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Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the incumbent Masaka Municipality MP
who was nominated for NUP candidate for Kimanya-Kabonera Division says they
have braved for the tough challenges against their plans of reaching out to
their targeted audiences while moving their campaigns.
In conformity with the Ministry of Health COVID-19
prevention guidelines, the Electoral Commission prohibited candidates from
conducting mass rallies as a mode of campaigning, and advised they instead
embrace the alternative communication channels that cause crowding.
Mpuuga says in their observance of the Covid-19 Standard
Operating Procedures-SOPs, they will not be constrained to observe the improper
instructions deliberately intended to curtail their efforts of passing out the
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NUP's Mpuuga will tussle for Nyendo-Mukungwe Division MP seat
against NRM’s Sarah Kiyimba, DP’s Fred Mukasa Mbidde, and independent
candidates Michael Ssekabira, Daniel Ntale Kissekka and Peter Ssempa.