Barya: Mbabazi knows how votes are stolen


former vice chancellor Makerere university

Independent presidential candidate,  Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, says former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has all clues on how votes are stolen in Uganda.

Appearing on the presidential live TV debate on January 15, 2016, Mbabazi said he had never heard of vote rigging in Uganda until of recent.

He, however, said he was ready to work with FDC candidate, Kizza Besigye, and ensure the February 18, votes are not rigged.

During his Twitter session running under the hashtag #AskBarya that runs every Wednesday, Barya said there is no way Mbabazi could be sure he would protect the votes unless he knew how they are stolen.

“Rt. Hon Amama Mbabazi said we should leave protecting votes to him, meaning he knows how the votes were stolen,” Barya said.

Barya said in 2001, he was personally rigged out of the MP race.

“I have faith in the Chief Justice, if the vote is rigged, he will rule accurately.”

A tweep then told Barya that although he has good ideas, his participation will only split the vote.

“Why don’t you join Dr. Kizza Besigye and become a Vice President or RDC. You can stand in another election.”

A day or two back, voters in Luweero district also Barya to join Besigye and quit the presidential race.

Barya disagreed with this saying, “I will be among the top two candidates. Either Number one or number two.”

The professor said he wants to separate the country into Economic zones, “so we can focus on the best products from those zones and create industries for those products in those zones.”

Crime preventers

Barya also showed his dissatisfaction with the NRM’s militia dubbed crime preventers.

“Gen. Kale Kayihura is always campaigning for President Museveni.”

“He [Kayihura] should leave police and join politics like Gen. Henry Tumukunde.”

Tumukunde was on Museveni’s social media team even before retiring from the army.

Kayihura on the other hand, is quoted telling crime preventers to prepare for war as they [NRM] would not hand over the power they fought for.

“This talk of arming crime preventers is just a scare tactic, people should be vigilant and protect the vote,” Barya concluded.


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