Category Archives: Opinion

UG2021 Polls: Besigye’s scores show Amuriat has high chances to win Teso

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The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat will be a force to reckon with in the Teso sub-region in this week’s presidential elections as a son of the soil. That is if Amuriat manages to win all the voters who embraced his predecessor, Rtd. Col Dr. Kizza Besigye over the years in Teso and continue chipping away more votes from the incumbent, President, Yoweri Museveni.  

For instance, Besigye scored more than 30 percent in all Teso districts in the 2016 election. He won Soroti with 56 percent and scored more than 40 percent in Kumi, Kaberamaido, Serere and Ngora. He also scored more than 30 percent in Bukedea, Amuria and Katakwi districts.

Uganda elections 2021: Five things you should know

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Ugandans will vote for a new leaders on 14 January 2021.

The two leading candidates are current President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine.

President Museveni has been in power for 34 years.

The two leading candidates are current President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine.

Former musician Robert Kyagulani, also known as Bobi Wine, has gained a lot of support from young people, but his rallies have been targeted by authorities for allegedly breaching covid regulations.

Here are five things you should know.

Akampa Tanbull: On the voting day, not all people in yellow shirts are NRM/Museveni’s supporters

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Ugandans are on the count down, both the eligible voters and those not eligible are excited, while the business people seem to be in tension, the politicians are in the final lap of the campaign trails, some a spending sleepless nights, others are in tension, some are developing high blood pressure.

This is the state Country Uganda is in. It is just for a short while! and life will become so normal again.

Electoral Survey: Bobi Wine scores 59.1%, leading Museveni with 23.2 %

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NATIONAL ELECTORAL SURVEY
Conducted by Market Intelligence Group (MIG)
November 2020

Final Summary of Findings

Methodology

-Stratified random sampling (with sub-regions, urban, peri-urban and rural settings forming the multiple strata while selection of respondents was random but with a filter of registered voter).

Youth, stand up for peace, not violence, come January 14th, 2021, & beyond – Akampa Tanbull

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Well, as I write this piece of article, there are sections of populations in Uganda especially the business community, the elderly, and foreigners who are scared of what will happen on 14th January 2021 or even after the 14th January general elections.

Some foreigners are already leaving the country because of not being sure of what the environment will be like during the election day or after and the people they fear most are youth who usually are seen as elements to easily be used to cause chaos and violence, especially in urban and peri-urban areas.

Tale: The Nicholas Opiyo I know by Robert Kirunda

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The Nicholas Opiyo I know by Robert Kirunda.

“Tall, dark, gentle, soft-spoken, and deeply caring. Selfless to a fault, and loyal in every way. Deeply reflective and thoughtful in every task and time. Never to shy away from a fight and yet as carefully strategic and methodical. This is the Nicholas Opiyo I know.

As we condemn police brutality, Bobi Wine must prevail over his men & bring them to order – Akampa Tanbull

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I would want to bring my heartfelt sympathies to all those who have lost their loved ones during a fracas between security agencies and supporters or security guards of Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. May their souls rest in Peace and those in the hospital get to recover faster.

We are remaining with few days to January 14th, 2021, where Uganda will be in the general elections to vote for the next batch of leaders, it is likely to be a fragile state of affairs if Uganda Police does not prepare adequately to handle some sections of people professionally and civil enough using minimum force. We hope the leadership will take serious note of this and act accordingly.

Uganda Joint Christian Council: Religion & Politics of sitting on the fence – Kaweesa Keefa

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Politics and religion differ on several fronts. While Religion is built on the kingdom of God, Politics is founded on the kingdom of man.  However, according to one famous writer, religion and politics have one common goal, which is to acquire political power and use it to fulfill their aims.

It’s only in the state of the Vatican in the whole world where this has been achieved. And to achieve this object their methods are different. In a power struggle, both politics and religion make attempts to undermine each other.

Indicators are clearer that Mr Y K Museveni will be voted massively by Youth – Akampa Tanbull

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Indicators are clearer that Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa will be voted massively by Youth – Akampa Tanbull

Well, I know this is the bitter truth or facts that most of my colleagues in civil society and opposition will find harder to believe! They want to keep hiding their heads in the sand!
But it is okay, these facts are important to all concerned Ugandan citizens including NRM and President Museveni’s supporters.

When praying is not Enough – Fr Anthony Musaala

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When so much real evil is dressed up with phrases like ‘securing your future’ ‘law and order’ ‘ COVID rules’, then prayer is not enough, we must act.

When so many otherwise ‘good and intelligent people’ join the NRM, and choose to look away from the gross immoralities being committed by it, then we too must look away from them and not trust them. No person, even with half a brain cell, should tag themselves to a thirty-four-year-old still-born regime, which wants to continue to misrule our country, but which is worse than our worst nightmare.

Theft of Taxpayers’ money through Uganda Airlines – Obedgiu Samuel

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The revival of this Uganda airlines shows how corporate governance, was killed by the Museveni regime so that his family can steal tax payer’s money very easily

This airline doesn’t belong to Ugandans and won’t help Uganda, anyway!

Currently, even before Covid19, no airline business was a profitable business, breaking even without its ground handling services. At the down of implementing the reckless IMF free-market structural adjustment programs, Sam Kutesa looted the ground handling services (ENHAS) of the Uganda airlines.

Who does Uganda Police work for? Why portray Museveni as a weak presidential candidate? – Akampa Tanbull

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All has been going on well through the festive season not until NUP supporters and Uganda Police got involved into violent fracas.


It is alleged that NUP supporters and their Presidential candidate, Mr Ssentamu Kyagulanyi were intercepted on their way from Kitovu- Masaka to Lwengo where they were to campaign.
The camera man of Ghetto TV, a one Ashraf sustained injuries from a rubber bullet as in the statement released by Spokes person of Uganda Police Afande Enanga even though NUP and Mr Kyagulanyi claim otherwise in their contradicting statements.

Opinion: Notes on the Uganda 2021 elections, why i think it’s scaring – Stephen Okhutu

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I have been following with keen interest the activities of Uganda’s security operatives and the effect this could have on our country.

Already the following mistakes have been made;