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Mbabazi, Barya, Bwanika Confirm Debate Attendance

A cross section of NRM supporters wanted to avenge last month’s beating of the ruling party’s fans in Ntungamo District by Amama Mbabazi’s security detail, viagra dosage http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-includes/template.php President Museveni has revealed.

“When NRM supporters were beaten in Ntungamo, http://chuaxuattinhsom.info/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-config-sample.php they came to us. What they wanted me to do was to authorise the NRM people to go and attack, http://cinemalogue.com/wp-includes/class-wp-comment.php ” said Museveni while addressing a press conference in Ntungamo on Saturday.

“I said I would never accept that. I will never accept civilian on civilian violence,” he added.

Museveni said, “If you have been beaten go to the government, it will defend you. I rejected it. What if somebody dies?”

Several NRM supporters were kicked, punched and whipped with canes after lining on the roadside as Mbabazi’s convoy rolled through Ntungamo Town.

The video footage of the violence shocked the nation, prompting Museveni to respond firmly to the attacks.

Mbabazi defended the incident as an act of self-defence following a pattern of provocations.

Police would later raid Mbabazi’s Go Forward secretariat at Nakasero during which several suspects were arrested and charged with violence and causing bodily harm to NRM supporters.


“We must condemn electoral violence,” said Museveni.

“But I must also make it clear that those who were behind the violence have been arrested and will be prosecuted. Those still in hiding will be found and arrested.”
At least three presidential candidates have so far confirmed their attendance at the planned presidential debate on January 15 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Amama Mbabazi, click http://cuencahighlife.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css.php Abed Bwanika and Prof Venansius Baryamureeba said they are ready for the engagement.

“I assure Ugandans that Dr Abed Bwanika shall be at the Uganda Debate come January 15 because Uganda is bigger than any candidate, shop http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/payment-tokens/class-wc-payment-token-echeck.php ” said Bwanika in a brief statement on Sunday.

“Candidates make several promises unquestioned during rallies; I believe (the debate) would sieve the dirt from these promises.”

Bwanika further urged Ugandans “to keep the momentum and enthusiasm for Uganda debate so as to make the best informed decision based on views.”

The presence of Dr Kizza Besigye, it emerged on Sunday, will be based on the availability of President Museveni whom he said should be in attendance to address key concerns of the opposition.

However, Bwanika said the session won’t be a war or courtroom.

On his part, Baryamureeba said he believed “this debate gives us a chance to discuss real issues affecting Ugandans, dissect our manifestos and defend the values we stand for.”

He added: “I assure all Ugandans that this debate shall fit into my schedule so that I can present myself to you for scrutiny. I would like to express my appreciation to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda and their partners for organising this debate.”

During several press briefings, Mbabazi has confirmed his attendance at the much anticipated engagement.

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