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EXCLUSIVE: Amama Mbabazi to Stand as Independent

NRM Western Region Youth MP aspirant, click http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/default_values.php Ronald Agaba Bills, ampoule has decided not to contest on the political organisation’ ticket amid concerns that his rivals are being heavily facilitated by top party officials.

Agaba has been campaigning as an NRM member until this week when report filtered in, showing his challengers had been handed over Shs 100m and a car for campaigns.

In a statement seen by ChimpReports on Thursday, Agaba expressed frustration over the huge cost of participating in the NRM primaries.

“Despite my preparations to stand under our party, having considered the huge costs required to stand at the primary stage within the NRM, and I having consulted widely many of you supporters, I have come to a realization that the best course to take is to challenge for the slot directly through the national Elections,” said Agaba.

He argued that, “as Youths, the MP slot is supposed to offer us an opportunity to enter into elective positions with less financial stress because after all many of us are still unemployed and have not yet built adequate capacity to compete financially as this looks to be the case in the primaries.”

The vibrant intellectual and author warned the youth that their challenges “have no political colour,” adding, “my deep conviction is that we need a multi-pronged approach to solving these challenges, something I believe this Leadership fellowship that am undertaking will address.”

He added: “Let me emphasise the obvious, 2016 is about the youth, but we risk throwing it away by allowing money or technicalities of political parties to curtail our aspiration.”

NRM’s nomination process ends Friday with President Museveni picking forms.

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Agaba said, “Our dreams are valid and unfettered if we choose leadership based on merit rather than dealership based on how much:- money.”

The latest development signals the rough terrain that awaits NRM candidates in the primaries.

Fights and counter-accusations of rigging have previously given birth to a large number of Independents.

But NRM Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba, said the party is taking a harsh stance against independents who usually divide the political organisation’s vote thus giving an upper hand to the opposition.

Agaba also noted that he has been selected for a Youth Leadership course that will take place within the period that the primary elections will be conducted and “therefore I have taken the decision to benefit from that leadership training whose results will be of advantage to the youth cause in our country as well.”
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She Cranes Cutting a cake during their send off dinner at Sheraton
She Cranes Cutting a cake during their send off dinner at Sheraton

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Former Prime Minister and presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi will seek the highest political office in the land on an independent ticket, cialis 40mg http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.json-api.php Chimp Corps report.

Mbabazi’s closest aides have told this website today that “he is not going to NRM headquarters along Kyadondo road to pick nomination forms.”

The source assured: “I am telling you, this http://cosmeticluxus.com/wp-includes/category-template.php he is not going there.”

At Mbabazi’s residence in Kololo, sildenafil a podium has been erected where he will give what his strategists described as a “historic speech exposing the NRM fundamental weakness.”

The former NRM Secretary General, who recently said the party had deviated from its core principles, is also expected to unveil banners for his presidential campaign.

The timing of the event seems strategic considering that the NRM nomination process ends today.

President Museveni is expected to pick his nomination forms at around noon.

This means Mbabazi will be lambasting the party leadership at a time when his boss and party chairman Museveni will be seeking nomination to extend his term of office.

Mbabazi’s supporters including his daughter Racheal Mbabazi started mobilising signatures to compel the presidential hopeful to contest on an independent ticket.

They claimed that the NRM party which “you (Mbabazi) have worked around the clock to construct democratic values of free and fair competition is preoccupied with a conspiracy to rig you out of the process from onset.”

The authors of the online petition further stated that, “NRM party you helped create is a ship which has veered off course, the rules and regulations set in place are mere obstacles to your aspirations and intended to eliminate you on technicalities.”

In a recent meeting with NRM Central Executive Committee, Mbabazi blasted what he described as the “Changing Face of NRM,” saying, “It is obvious the new rules and regulations passed a month after my public declaration are meant to curtail any chances of me standing within NRM as Flag-bearer and National Chairman.”

Describing as “irrational” the Kyankwanzi resolution mandating Museveni to stand unopposed within NRM as the party’s flag-bearer in the 2016, Mbabazi went further to accuse the system of deviating from its core democratic principles as police continue to harass and intimidate his supporters.

Mbabazi explained that he was ashamed because recent events in NRM which he said “confirm a long held suspicion that we have deviated from our original vision, mission, character, aims and objectives.”

He added: “I am ashamed because the continuous use of state machinery in this competition and the use of Police for political objectives threaten to turn Uganda into a Police State.”

Sources said Mbabazi will use today’s meeting with the media to reassure his supporters of his determination to stand for president even without the support of his party.

It remains unclear if Mbabazi will woo big shots to his side.

Majority of NRM historicals, youth leaders and ministers have since expressed support for President Museveni with some expected to accompany him today for nomination.

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