Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM Party Communications Officer, says Lumumba will represent President Museveni, the NRM party chairperson at the campaign rallies because he is out of the country attending the United Nations General Assembly.
The Forum for Democratic Change FDC Secretary General, Nathan Nandala Mafabi, says he will thwart any attempts to skew party presidential elections in favour of any of the candidates in the race. FDC president Mugisha Muntu, who defeated Nandala in the 2012 elections, is the race to retain the top seat of Ugandas biggest opposition party. He faces competition from four other candidates who include former Kumi County Member of Parliament Patrick Oboi Amuriat.
Those nominated today are Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa and former Kumi County legislator Patrick Oboi Amuriat. The third candidate who was supposed to be nominated--Moses Bakubi Lukubira--bowed out of the race at the last minute.
Tuesday was final campaign day in Kyadondo East by election slated for Thursday, June 29. Uganda Radio Network followed FDC candidate Apollo Katinti flanked by party big wings as he canvassed for votes. At first, he had to briefly call off his rallies as he protested arrest of a fellow candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. The party also battled NRM to take over Wampewo playground as candidates of the two parties wanted to the venue
Besigye defends Kantinti saying that he could not perform during his first year in Parliament because he spent most of his time in court trying to defend his victory. He pleaded with voters to return Kantinti to parliament and judge him at the end of a five year term.
Several police officers were injured as students pelted stones at the Police. Police also used teargas and bullets to disperse the rowdy students. Among the injured, Denis Nyanzi Kasibante, the Makerere University OC station was hit by a huge block, leaving him bleeding.
Police officers have deployed at the home since Besigyes arrival in the country on Monday, after a one month trip to Europe and United States of America. Although there is minimal deployment today on the road leading to Besigyes residence, visitors are subjecting to some checks and scrutiny.
Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye says that President Yoweri Museveni now feels so insecure because he does not have the peoples mandate to hold power. The insecurity, Besigye adds, drives Museveni into clinging onto power regardless of the cost.
Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was on July 12, released on a non-cash bail and ordered to report to the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Division of the High Court once every two weeks.
The bail application hearing had initially been scheduled for tomorrow. However, in celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, the presiding judge decided to push it to Monday July 11, Solomon Muyita, the Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary says.
The state was scheduled to present its fourth witness into the hearing of the case but prosecutor Joseph Kyomuhendo asked Magistrate presiding Grade One Magistrate Freddie Egesa to allow them withdraw from the case since the state had lost interest in the matter.
Besigye also noted that investigations into threats on his life have been slow yet state had asked for two weeks to conclude. He further revealed that the prisons authorities are violating his rights by refusing him to communicate with his supporters.