Amama Mbabazi will this week be heading to Northern Uganda as part of his countrywide presidential consultations.
Amama on Friday signed a protocol to join The Democratic Alliance, which comprises of opposition political parties.
He also returned presidential nomination forms upon which he was nominated for joint candidate in the opposition coalition ahead of 2016 general elections.
Amama started consultations last week from Mbale, Kapchorwa, Soroti and lastly Jinja.
In a social media message, he said the first tour of Eastern Uganda had been wrapped up.
“I would like to send a special thank you message to all who came to share with me. I am deeply humbled by your commitment to the message of change.”
He sympathised with “all those peaceful Ugandans” that assembled to hear the message and who suffered the effects from teargas and unnecessary police violence.
“Specifically the people of Soroti and Jinja. The struggle continues.”
He thanked the entire population of Busoga for the warm welcome he received in Jinja town.
“It is humbling to see the solidarity we had despite the heavy police deployment.”
The consultative meeting did indeed take place at the Nile Village Hotel after numerous efforts by the Uganda Police to sabotage each arrangement that his team put in place.
“I thank all the delegates that came from all the sub counties of Busoga.”
“All 11 districts were represented and in the limited time we shared, we were able to discuss issues of importance specifically to Busoga region.”
He also announced that he would be heading to Northern Uganda this week and “hope to share with you on a number of pertinent issues affecting the region and how we can Go Forward to build a better, stronger, prosperous Uganda”.
Police and the Electoral Commission declared Mbabazi’s rallies illegal and advised him to stick to closed meetings.