Go Forward head of mobilisation, Mathias Mpuuga, says Amama Mbabazi is “already the president of Uganda awaiting swearing-in come 2016”.
Mpuuga was speaking at Mbabazi’s first public rally as a presidential candidate at Nakivubo stadium yesterday.
“Ugandans are ready to support Mbabazi and so is our team.”
Mpuuga further described Mbabazi as the “messiah of this country”.
He said the dreams of the young people have been let down by endless promises made by the NRM government.
“Enough is enough. 30 years is too long. We are here to assure you that we are ready for change.”
He said Buganda people “are tired, infact, they got tired a long time ago. Buganda is ready and ever ready for change” and that many Members of Parliament were ready to join Mbabazi.
Speaking at the same rally, lawyer Micheal Mabikke, said Go Forward has “already won the 2016 elections”.
“If Museveni refuses to leave, Mbabazi will lift him out of office,” Mabikke insinuated.
Mabikke further warned that they would not allow the electoral commission chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, to announce any other winner who is not Amama.
FDC MP Beatrice Anywar who seconded Mbabazi’s nomination called upon supporters to walk with him for the sake of a new Uganda.
“Im a fighter. I fought the Mabira war and won it,” announced Anywar aka Maama Mabira.
She said although she was still a staunch FDC members, she was tired of being in one place stagnating.
“I want to move forward. I belong to the FDC that goes forward.”
At the same rally, Iganga LC 5 chairperson, Gabula Ezra, defected to JPAM camp.
Gabula said he was tired of police mistreatment and vote rigging.
NRM youth leaders Adam Luzindana and Omodo Omodo also announced their return to Mbabazi camp.
Omodo Omodo said over 50% supporters in NRM were behind Mbabazi.
At the event, Lango leaders gave two white doves as a sign of peace, a walking stick as “a sign of respect”, a portrait of himself, a spear which Lango supporters call “the head/father of spears”, a book titled “Counting the Stones”, a bible, a Uganda flag and the constitution of Uganda.