Mbale may have given Amama Mbabazi the hugest welcome ever but it is Kapchorwa that is showing him the hugest love ever.
Mbabazi who left Mbale in the afternoon spent hours on the road to Kapchorwa town as people lined up to greet and chit-chat with him.
Those travelling in his convoy tell us Amama was stopped over 19 times by crowds that lined up on the road sides.
He entered the town minutes after 4pm and managed to flag off a 12km marathon at Kiprotich sports grounds.
He was decorated with green leaves and escorted to Booma grounds by supporters to address a rally.
Crowds cheered and flashed a two-finger sign invented by Amama yesterday as he entered Mbale town.
Speaking before him, former External Security Organisation director general David Pulkol, described Amama as a very calm, not excitable, very organised and sober person.
“It’s time for us to solve the issues that President Yoweri Museveni has ignored to deal with in Kapchorwa,” Pulkol said.
He said Mbabazi believes very much in the value of institutions because he is an organiser.
“Amama Mbabazi is a very good negotiator. He has done many negotiations on behalf of government.”
Pulkol then invited all MPS who are going to contest under Go Forward to come to the stage before inviting Mbabazi to address the crowd.