Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, and FDC party Secretary General, Nandala Mafabi, on Thursday combed Mbale district soliciting votes for their candidate, Kizza Besigye.
On the same day, the opposition political party launched its 2016 presidential manifesto at Mbale Cricket Grounds in Mbale town.
Present at the launch were Erias Lukwago, Mubarak Munyagwa, Nandala Mafabi, Ken Lukyamuzi, Ingrid Turinawe, Amb. Waswa Birigwa, Jack Wamai, Sarah Eperu, among others as well as hundreds of supporters.
Earlier, Besigye made a procession through Mbale town pulling a mammoth crowd.
Speaking at the launch, Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC Secretary for Mobilisation, accused President Yoweri Museveni of reducing graduates to NRM militia.
“Crime preventers…those are the only jobs President Museveni has for fresh graduates,” she said.
In his turn, Mafabi, asked Mbale votes to look for the symbol of the key on the ballot paper and vote for Besigye.
Margaret Wokuri Madanda, the Mbale District Woman MP FDC flag bearer rallied women in the district to stand behind Besigye.
“I call upon all women in Bugisu to support Dr. Besigye and vote for him on the 18th February 2016,” she said.
Lukwago, when he spoke, thanked Bugisu for supporting Besigye.
He noted that Kampala decided on 4th November 2015 saying he had seen the same spirit in Mbale.
“The happiness you have shown today translate it into a vote on 18th February 2016,” Lukwago told the crowd.
FDC national chairman, Amb. Waswa Birigwa, said the party has support across of all parties which means their government will be a government of national unity.
“We will not carry out any revenge,” he promised.
He added: “I am so happy to be here today with Hon. Jack Wamai we have been working in Foreign Affairs with him.”