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Mbabazi Astonished by Intimidation in Local Areas

Presidential candidate Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has revealed that intimidation of his supporters is most widely spread in local areas compared to the urban centers, more about website like this http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/templates/bookings-event-printable.php Chimp Corps report.

Mbabazi made the remarks during a press conference on Monday at Lake View Regency hotel while concluding his campaign trail in Ankole region.

The former NRM Secretary General said intimidation starts from local media houses up to individuals who are being paid and locked up not to attend his campaigns rallies.

Mbabazi cited the blocking of his booked radio programmes in Kotido, Moroto and recently Mbarara as evidence of attempts to block him from passing his message of transition.

“I ask myself why didn’t the so called WEBS Fm  (Endigyito) be switched off before I was hosted; then with the issue of Voice of Karamoja where policemen blocked me and even locked the radio station while I had already paid my airtime,” he said.

Uganda Communications Commission boss Eng Godfrey Mutabazi said Endigyito proprietor Nulu Byamukama had not cleared dues worth Shs 38m.

On celebrating NRM Liberation Day on Tuesday, Mbabazi said he would not attend the function and that he would be busy campaigning in the central region.

The former powerful NRM functionary said contrary to reports that the ruling party has so far spent Shs 27bn on the campaign trail, this amount could be as much as Shs 50bn.

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“A lot of voter bribery is expressed in NRM during campaigns but I encourage my supporters to observe maximum vigilance to stop the planned massive ballot stuffing since we already know that excessive votes are being brought in the country,” Mbabazi charged.

Voter materials

The Electoral Commission recently finalised the procurement process of ballot papers and voter identification materials.

EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo said four professional companies from UK, South Africa, Dubai and Uganda will provide the needed ballot materials.

He further said the companies earned the contracts following a fully scrutinised procurement process.

Speaking to journalists, Mbabazi condemned NRM’s ferrying of supporters to campaign rallies, describing the party as an “impressionist.”

He said he believes in reality.

Mbabazi also promised to make history by leading a peaceful political transition.

He urged Ugandans to vote in big numbers and guard their votes.

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