The Uganda Electoral Commission has cleared about seven candidates to take on President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 general elections.
They are; Amama Mbabazi (Go Foward), Dr. Kizza Besigye (FDC), Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba (Independent), Dr. Abed Bwanika (PDP), Joseph Mabirizi (Independent), Maureen Faith Kyalya Walube (Independent) and Maj. Gen. Benon Biraaro (Independent).
Aspirant Charles Bbaale Lwanga of the Ecological Party of Uganda was not nominated.
Speaking after his nomination, Bwanika who came on a boda boda promised to create a ministry for diaspora affairs, set up cinemas in every sub county to improve pupils’ learning.
Bwanika also promised 20% (each) budget allocation to education and agriculture and turn Uganda into a regional trade hub.
“The country needs educated people to develop like his wife who has 3 degrees.”
Bwanika meanwhile warned that Uganda “is a no go for homosexuals & lesbians! They shall be rehabilitated under my government”.
“Our current education can’t take us to a first world… more than 100 MPs in the House have forged academic documents.”
On the other hand, Biraro who also rode on a motorcycle to Namboole stadium blamed Besigye for cutting off the road with his mammoth crowd.
While the two aspirants were rushing against time, Besigye had paralysed the whole of Jinja road from Kireka all the way to Kampala.
When Biraro [on a boda boda] managed to get nominated, his message was simple: “expired drugs should be put to where they belong, that’s my message to Ugandans.”
After nomination, Bwanika and Biraro, like other candidates, were given cars by EC and policemen to protect them during the campaigns.