One of Uganda’s fastest growing television stations, NBS TV, which has been covering live the US presidential campaigns, will tomorrow Tuesday November 8, 2016 broadcast live as US votes and chooses a new president.
The race for the next president of USA is between Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Party’s Hillary Clinton.
In May this year, NBS Television led by its chief executive officer Kin Kariisa signed a content-sharing partnership with Voice of America – VOA ahead of the 2016 US Election.
The partnership with the United States of America leading station [VOA] has given NBS an opportunity for live coverage of the country’s presidential elections due tomorrow.
By September, the Kamwokya based television had already dispatched its finest reporters, Ronnie Mayanja and Moses Walugembe, to Washington DC where they have been giving updates on US election step by step, day by day.
Two days before the election [Sunday], Walugembe reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] had found no evidence of criminality in the new batch of Hillary Clinton emails, boosting her campaign.
FBI Director James Comey, according to Mayanja’s report, told Congress his agency’s review had found nothing to alter its original conclusion.
In July, he said Mrs Clinton had been careless but not criminal in handling sensitive material on her private email server while secretary of state.
In his Saturday report, Mayanja said Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continued to target voters in battleground states on the final weekend.
Reporting live from Washington D.C, Walugembe said polls suggest Mr Trump has been cutting into Mrs Clinton’s lead.
On August 30, Ronnie Mayanja gave crucial reports leading to the “US Election Debates 2016” between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
On September 26, Mayanja carried a report quoting a CNN/ORC flash poll which said U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the first of three presidential debates.
The poll put Clinton and Trump at 62%-27% respectively. The two sparred for 90mins on issues ranging from racism, cyber security and the economy.
They however agreed on one thing at the end of the debate: to respect the outcome of the elections. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the next presidential debate on October 9.
The final debate also covered by Mayanja took place on October 19, which is also believed to have been won by Hillary (Clinton 46% Trump 44%).
NBS TV also gained prominence locally during the February 2016 Uganda presidential elections which it covered live all-through up to polling date.