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Mbabazi Gets Support from Ugandans in UK

State Minister of Planning David Bahati is in high spirits after his main challenger for Ndorwa West MP seat decided to quit the race.

Gilbert Agaba, physician http://dailyampersand.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/deprecated/tribe__events__settings_tab.php the former Uganda Revenue Authority employee, stuff http://dangerdame.com/wp-includes/feed-rdf.php had decided to stand on an independent ticket after losing to Bahati in the NRM primaries.

However, http://csautomation.net/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader.php it emerged on Saturday evening Agaba had opted to throw in the towel.

Insiders said this followed talks mediated by president Museveni.

Gilbert Agaba is stepping down for Bahati
Gilbert Agaba (pictured) is stepping down for Bahati

Officials pointed out that Agaba’s participation in the 2016 elections would divide the NRM vote thus giving an upper hand to the opposition.

Bahati has been Ndorwa West County MP since 2006 after defeating Stephen Bamwanga who is currently serving as a key NRM election strategist.

Observers say Agaba had given Bahati sleepless nights and a run for his money.

His quitting leaves Bahati with minimal resistance from FDC’s Fulugence Turyatemba, Simon Agaba (Independent) and Go Forward’s Harold Turinawe Bamwoya.

Bahati in a chat with Kabale Women MP Rita Ninsiima
Bahati in a chat with Kabale Women MP Rita Ninsiima (L) in Rubanda West on Saturday
Independent Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s campaign has received a boost from Ugandans in the Diaspora, store http://ckls.org/wp-admin/includes/admin.php Chimp Corps report.

Go Forward supporters in UK said the former Prime Minister is the right man Uganda needs to realise inclusive development.

In a meeting held at Lancaster London Hotel on Saturday, see http://cmd-kenya.org/institute/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-nav-menu-control.php the Go Forward Diaspora Community urged Ugandans to vote for Mbabazi whom they said has the wherewithal to “create a Uganda that works for everyone.”

They said Uganda is a country with a lot of potential but continues to struggle with a failed leadership.

“Ugandans across the world need to realise their value to the Ugandan economy and apply themselves in delivering change of leadership by supporting Amama Mbabazi who is the only candidate who has recognised their value with the rights he will give them when elected, http://clubcycloautun.fr/wp-includes/class-feed.php ” the meeting resolved.

Some of the demands from the Go Forward Diaspora supporters include the right to vote from embassies abroad; right to own freehold/Mailoland property and VISA free entry to Uganda among others.

They further stated that there is nobody other than Ugandans that can impact on the governance of the country, adding, “The contribution both financial and moral of Ugandans in the Diaspora is important.”

Ugandans in Diaspora contribute over $736 million each year to the economy.

“We also support education, health and wellbeing of our people back home. It therefore is important that we take an active role in the shaping of Uganda’s political future.”

Mbabazi served for 30 years as President Museveni’s right-hand man. He was appointed to head the most sensitive ministries such as Defence and Security.

After being named Prime Minister, Mbabazi would later be toppled for reportedly organising clandestinely to remove Museveni from power – a charge he denies.

It remains unclear if the Go Forward UK chapter will raise funds for Mbabazi’s campaigns.

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