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  • in reply to: List Ya Abalabe Ba Buganda Abomunda #27824
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    Nadduli warns of trouble for Kabaka over Bukoto election News

    Weekly Observer Tuesday, 03 July 2012 23:29 Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya
    Seven days to polling day in the Bukoto South by-elections, NRM vice chairman (Buganda region), Abdul Nadduli, has warned of trouble for the Buganda’s monarch should the ruling party’s flag bearer, Alintuma Nsambu, lose.

    “If the Kabaka turns into a [vote] winning factor, he is going to find himself in trouble. He is going to go on a collision [path] with the central government because he will be seen as failing the government,” Nadduli said while addressing the South Buganda Journalists’ Association weekly press conference at Hotel Brovad in Masaka.

    The Luwero district chairman, who has camped in Masaka to campaign for Nsambu, related his remarks to the events of 1966 — the attack on the Kabaka’s Mengo palace, his fleeing the country and the subsequent abolition of traditional and cultural institutions. Nadduli’s warning comes after the Mengo minister for youth, Florence Bagunywa Nkalubo, on Saturday declared Alintuma Nsambu an enemy of the kingdom and asked the police to arrest a group of youth that move with him donning T-shirts labelled Nkoba za Mbogo, a pro-Kabaka Buganda youth association of mainly students in tertiary institutions.

    Speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony for the Mengo minister of state for youth, Noah Kiyimba, in Kibaale village near Kinoni trading centre, Bagunywa warned of punitive measures against the said youth, who are campaigning for Nsambu, a “renowned enemy” of the kingdom. The katikkiro (prime minister) of Buganda, John Baptist Walusimbi, who was chief guest, did not respond to the remarks.

    But Nadduli says Mengo leaders should avoid associating the kingdom with politics, warning that doing so could plunge the Kabaka into trouble.

    “Relating the Kabaka [to this by-election] is like digging another grave for him,” said Nadduli.

    Asked to comment on the reluctance of NRM legislators in the area to support Nsambu and the resolution of the Buganda parliamentary caucus to reject his candidature for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the Kabaka, Nadduli said: “They are ambitious about being included on the cabinet list, and could be looking at Nsambu as a threat to them.”

    “This hate campaign against [Nsambu] could even be engineered within the circle of ministers. Some ministers are behind the campaign to fail Nsambu,” Nadduli said.

    Meanwhile, President Museveni is expected to join Nsambu on the campaign trail on July 8, and is scheduled to address two rallies: at Kiwangala in Kisekka sub-county and Nkoni in Kingo sub-county. And, as Nsambu hosts the President, his main rival and DP candidate, Mathias Nsubuga Birekeraawo, will be hosting musician Bobi Wine, who is expected to apologise to the constituents and the Kabaka for performing at one of Nsambu’s earlier rallies.

    The musician was heckled, June 23, when he performed at a rally that also featured prominent artistes including Jose Chameleone, Iryn Namubiru, Bebe Cool and Raga Dee. The crowd was particularly unhappy with Bobi Wine alias Omubanda wa Kabaka (Kabaka’s ghetto boy), accusing him of betraying the Kabaka. His fans threatened to boycott his performances until he apologises.

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    in reply to: List Ya Abalabe Ba Buganda Abomunda #27823
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    AmawulireNsambu asuubizza okubunyisa amasannyalaze mu Bukoto South
    Jul 05, 2012
    Munnakibiina kya NRM Aisha Kabanda (ku kkono) ng’ayamba ku Nsambu okwambala gomesi abakyala gye baam

    Kampala

    Bya Ahmed Kateregga

    ALINTUMA Nsambu yeeyamye okuyamba abakadde, okubunyisa amasannyalaze mu Bukoto South n’okusitula omutindo gw’amasomero n’amalwaliro singa anaalondebwa okukiikirira ekitundu ekyo mu Palamenti.

    Mu nkung’aana ze yakubye e Lwengo, yagambye nti agenda kufunira abakadde ettaala ezikozesa amaanyi g’enjuba bawone ttadooba.

    Agenda kugula ssukaali n’obuugi n’amaseffuliya bissibwe mu masomero olwo abaana baleme kusiiba njala. Okwo ajja kugattako okunyunyisa amasannyalaze, okusima nnayikonto ku buli kyalo n’okuzimba eddwaaliro mu buli muluka.

    Nsambu avuganya ne Mathias Nsubuga (DP); Julius Sentamu (FDC), Herbert Lwanga, Dan Katula ne Yusufu Lubega Masengere abeesimbyewo ku lwabwe.

    Ekitundu kino kyali kikiikirirwa Haji Muyanja Mbabaali eyasazibwamu kkooti olw’obuyigirize. Okulonda kwakubaawo wiiki ejja nga July 12.

    Pulezidenti Museveni agenda kutalaaga ekitundu ekyo nga July 8 ng’anoonyeza Nsambu akalulu.

    Kampeyini za Nsambu zeeyongeddemu amaanyi olw’ekibinja ekimunoonyeza akalulu ekikulembeddwa Ssentebe w’e Luweero, Abdu Nadduli ng’ali ne Hajati Aisha Kabanda ne bakakuyege ba NRM e Masaka okuli Haruna Numba ne Bulu Mulaalo ow’e Kyazanga.

    Baakubye enkung’aana okuli olwabadde e Nakateete mu Ggombolola y’e Kisekka, ku Mmande olwayogereddwamu abakulembeze b’Abanyarwanda okuli Numba ow’e Kalungu, Bulu Mulaalo (Kyazanga) ne Teopisita Mbabazi ow’e Kinoni abaagambye nti balina essuubi mu Nsambu okusitula embeera y’ekitundu ng’ayita mu kukozesa ekifo kye n’emikwano mu NRM eri mu buyinza.

    Nadduli nga ye Ssentebe wa NRM mu Buganda yatenderezza Abanyarwanda be yayogeddeko nti balina enkizo olw’okuba baava mu Bayudaaya, abalonde ba Katonda, aboogerwako mu Bayibuli ne Kulaani n’abakuutira obuteemotyamotya, boolese ennono yaabwe omuli n’amannya.

    Yagasseeko nti kya bulabe aba DP okwesiba ku Kabaka kuba tetwagala kudda mu byaliwo mu myaka gye 60, bwe wassibwawo Kabaka Yekka.

    “Aba NRM ffe twazzaawo Obwakabaka era tewali ayagala Kabaka kusinga Museveni y’ensonga lwaki abaserikale abakuuma Kabaka bali mu kibinja ekikuuma Pulezidenti”, bwe yategeezezza.

    in reply to: Abatali Bagisu babasaze embalu ku mpaka e Mbale #27962
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    Ekisaana kati buli bantu ebyobuwangwa byaabwe babikuumire mu bitundu byaabwe. Kino kituwadde amagezi agagaana abantu bano okukola ebintu byaabwe mu Buganda. Bajja kukwaata ne ba kitaffe nabaana baffe babasale embalu ku mpaka!

    in reply to: Rajoy Not The Only One – Uganda Dissed Everywhere #27960
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    You were right admin sir, Rajoy is not the only one disrespecting Uganda and Africans as a whole, especially from the sub Sahara region. I desrespect many among us too, the truth be told.
    Kampala reacts to Irish jibe on blacks

    By TABU BUTAGIRA
    Thursday, June 21 2012
    In Summary

    Mr Poots’s remark, whereas not directly linked, dovetails with a barrage of condescending proclamations bubbling out from the West and Asia about Africa, particularly the black race, in the past few weeks.

    Kampala

    Days after Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Mr Edwin Poots, effectively banned acceptance of blood donations by Africans, gays and prostitutes as reported by the BBC reported, sparking emotive references to racist slurs among online discussants, authorities here have reacted with dismay.
    Officials in Kampala, while privately expressing disdain over the haughty remarks, said they would not speak on the record because Ireland is one of Uganda’s biggest donors and “their minister did not mention Uganda by name”.

    According to BBC, Mr Poots said he had received two new pieces of research that bolstered his resolve to exclude gays and those engaged in “high-risk sexual behaviour” from donating blood.
    “And so someone who has sex with somebody in Africa or sex with prostitutes, I am very reluctant about those people being able to give blood,” the BBC quoted him as having said on the Sunday Politics programme. He added: “I think that people who engage in high risk sexual behaviour in general should be excluded from giving blood.”

    While pitching for a tough stance during bank bailout negotiations, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy slightly over a week ago told his Finance Minister not to budge, because “Spain is not Uganda.”

    ‘Backward’
    The four-letter phrase, which went viral on the Internet, was understood to cast Uganda as backward/weak, and ready to imbibe all conditions set by the World Bank and IMF in order to access financial rescue from the Bretton Woods institutions.

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    “We’re the number four power in Europe,” Rajoy reportedly noted in a text message that Uganda’s acting Foreign Affairs Minister Oryem-Okello later said smacked of slight and neo-colonial arrogance.

    Separately, Korean Air is embroiled in a public relations and marketing nightmare after referring to Kenyans as people full of “primitive energy” in a message on the airline’s website, ironically announcing the launch of non-stop flights from Korea to the East African country.

    Meanwhile, Ms Barbara Espinosa, radio host of Arizona’s “Hair on Fire” programme, reportedly on Monday called President Barack Obama, fathered by a Kenyan, as America’s “first monkey president.”

    tbutagira@ug.nationmedia.com

    in reply to: Federo? No thanks. Secession Please. #27959
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    I don’t know whether this adds anything worthwhile to the debate, but here it is…

    Federo debate is open to people of all ages

    By Jenkins Kiwanuka
    Wednesday, January 20 2010
    In Summary

    He was obviously referring to those who voted the ruling government into power. But my point was that most of our current problems had their origin in the formative years of independent Uganda, the 1950s and 1960s.

    While in the thinking of some people I sometimes do ‘despicable’ things like shaking hands with Maj. Kakooza Mutale at the Buganda Conference on Federalism in Uganda last year, I don’t think I deserved the verbal assault from a self-proclaimed ‘blogger’ during the Christmas and New Year seasons.

    The ‘blogger’, who avoided appending his name on all his messages, took exception to my article of December 16 in which I argued in favour of a federal system of governance for Uganda. He was particularly rattled by the following observation:

    “The Baganda largely have themselves to blame for failing to achieve a federal system for the Kingdom and the rest of Uganda because while their kinsmen like Ignatius Musaazi were forming and promoting political parties in the 1950s, the administrators at Mengo were facilitating anti-party movements to wipe the parties from the political map of Uganda”. That was a historical fact, but the ‘blogger’ thought otherwise. “You never cease to amaze me with your Baganda-bashing,” he wrote and went on: “Your generation of Baganda is stuck in an unconscious search of what would have been [whereas] we the young ones know what we want. The old yoyos would do better to steer clear of the federo debate because they sold us out for a few pieces of silver twenty three years ago”.

    He was obviously referring to those who voted the ruling government into power. But my point was that most of our current problems had their origin in the formative years of independent Uganda, the 1950s and 1960s.

    It is perhaps worth to note that while some of the current youthful intellectuals at Mengo are doing fairly well, the other young Baganda who pretended to come to the aid of Kabaka Mutebi immediately after his coronation in 1993 by organising dinner parties and motor rallies almost turned the Kabakaship into a commercial enterprise. To borrow a phrase from the ‘blogger’, the love for silver is therefore not confined to the ‘old yoyos’ but is inherent in the young ‘yoyos’ too.

    Incidentally, the fellow only turned a ‘blogger’ when I challenged him to write a response to my article, incorporating his youthful views. “I do not write in the spreads”, he said, “I am a blogger on the Network’. He prayed that age allows me to understand his language.

    If he attended the Buganda Conference, he did not introduce himself to me. But his fellow ‘young ones’ who organised the conference invited many ‘old yoyos’ who included an 83-year-old member of Buganda’s defunct ‘Kirimuttu’ underground movement. The octogenarian was warmly applauded when he addressed the conference, and so was retired Justice Kanyeihamba who gave the key-note address.

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    That apart, most of the papers presented were not in divergence with what I had written and were stressing the 1989/92 findings of the Justice Benjamin Odoki Commission [which established that over 90 per cent of the people in Buganda and over 60 per cent of those in the whole of Uganda supported a federal system of governance] as a basis for future debates on the issue.

    Because he insisted on speaking even when he had not been invited to, Maj. Mutale, a leading supporter of the ruling party, was looked upon askance by the participants. Instead of talking about political power under a federal dispensation, he applauded the present unitary system and the power of the gun.

    He was dressed down by Opposition MP Mohammed Kyanjo, an outspoken hardliner and supporter of Mengo. Mr Kyanjo questioned the power of the gun reminding Maj. Mutale that under the Constitution, ‘all power belongs to the people. Amazingly, Kyanjo, rather than Maj. Mutale, is being interrogated by CID.

    The writer is a journalist and retired foreign service officer

    in reply to: Enkungubaga Ya Baganda #27958
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    OKWABYA ENNYIMBE: Abantu bakukyusizza, kati bakubayo bidongo bya mbaga
    Jun 14, 2012
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    Omukulu w’Ekika ng’asumikira nnamukadde

    Bya ANGEL LUBOWA

    WAKOMA ddi okwabya olumbe? Ggwe eyalubaddeko byatambudde bitya? Nze lwe nasuzeemu e Bulwanyi wiiki eri abantu baasuze mu ngatto nga disiko ekoona, abantu ne bazina “Bolingo” okukeesa obudde!

    Ekyukakyuka n’enkulaakulana ebizze mu ggwanga mu myaka 50 gye twefuze tebikyusizza nnyambala yokka wabula bitwaliddemu n’obuwangwa.

    Omulaguzi ayinza okugamba nti mu Buganda, okwabya ennyimbe bw’aba mulwadde asigaddeko kikuba mukono! Emikolo egisinga egyakolebwanga mu kwabya ennyimbe abamu bagidibizza, kati liba bbinu lyennyini, endongo esindogoma abantu ne bacakala obudde kukya; abantu tebakyabamwa mitwe kumalako nviiri era omukulu w’oluggya gye twabadde e Bulwanyi yayombye ne bawala b’omugenzi Lafayiri ‘ng’abaleetako olugezigezi!’

    Olukiiko lw’Abekika olusookawo akawungeezi basobole okumanyagana, abavubuka baaluzize nga bagamba nti baabadde basanga obuzibu okutuula mu nsiisira y’omukulu w’Ekika ng’amagulu geefunye ate nga naye yabadde ayogeza kkaaze ng’abanenya obutatambuza bulungi lumbe mu mitendera era yabaweesezza engassi ya mukono gwa nte!

    Ekirala ekyalemesezza abaana n’abazzukulu okwetaba mu lukiiko lw’okumanyigana lwakuba lwatandise kikeerezi ng’abasinga omwenge gwabalinye dda ku mitwe ate ng’abalala bakwataganyeeko n’abawala, bakuba ndongo awatali kutya nti abamu ku be baabadde batiguka nabo babalinako oluganda!

    Eyo y’enjabya y’ennyimbe empya eriwo ennaku zino! Abayitibwaabakulu b’Ebika, abavubuka babalengezza nnyo, ndowooza n’abasinga engeri gye bali abakadde ate abaavu oluusi abajja basotta obugaali oba okusooka okusaba ssente ezinaabapakira mu takisi osanga ye kanaaluzaala.

    ENSI EKYUSE OBA BANTU BE BOONOONESE?

    Omumyuka owookubiri owa Katikkiro wa Buganda era Minisita avunaanyizibwa ku byobuwangwa , Hajji Mohamood Ssekimpi Ssemambo yategeezezza nti y’omu ku batakula emitwe olw’ekyukakyuka ezitabudde obuwangwa bw’okwabya ennyimbe mu Buganda.

    Yategeezezza nti buli lumbe lwe yeetabako ennaku zino alaba luvudde ku nnono n’obuwangwa bwa Buganda ate ng’awo obeera otandise okunaabuula ekitibwa kya Buganda.

    Yanokoddeyo ebinnonoggo by’okwabya olumbe nadala; engoma kubanga zino teziteekeddwa kubula ku lumbe. Zirimu obubaka bw’okulaga obuwangwa n’olwekyo mwe abakuba ebidomola nga mutuuse mu nnyimbe muli ku byammwe.

    Omubala: Omubbala by’ebigambo by’oyinza okuyita eng’ombo eya buli Kika era abasumikira aboogera ebyafaayo by’Ekika n’omulamwa gwakyo n’ebigendererwa kwe bafundikirira. Minisita Ssemambo agamba nti abatabyogera ku nnyimbe bakola nsobi.

    Okumanyagana: Mw. Ssekimpi yategeezezza nti olw’okuba abooluganda tebabeera mu kifo kimu, Abaganda bakiraba nti mu biseera by’ennyimbe abenganda bangi bakung’aana okumaliriza emikolo egitakolebwanga wamu n’okumanyagana akawungeezi olumbe lwe lusulwamu.

    Agamba nti kino kiyamba okumanya abooluganda lwo ne kitaasa n’abanyumya obutanyumya bitajja n’abantu ababazira. Okufulumya olumbe: Mw. Ssekimpi agamba nti n’ebintu ebirala

    OKWABYA ENNYIMBE:

    Abantu bakukyusizza, kati bakubayo bidongo bya mbaga! ng’okufulumya olumbe ku maliiri si kwejalabya, kaba ng’akabonero okwerabiza abafi irwa ennaku baddemu obulamu obupya era kye kimu n’okumwa enviiri ekiraga okukomya okunyolwa bamulekwa kwe babaddemu.

    Kyokka Ssekimpiyakwataganye n’omutaka Steven Good Ggambobbi Ssenyomo ow’e Lungujja eyategeezezza nti ennyimbe ezigoberera obuwangwa ze zandisinze kubanga ziggyayo obuwanga, ziyigiriza era temubeera kuyitira ng’ezennaku zino ezibeerako disiko abantu ne babeera ng’abazze ku tabbulu.

    KIKI MMENGO KY’EKOZEEWO

    Bombi bategeezezza nti ekimu ku bireesewo enkyukakyuka be bantu abamu abalowooleza mu ddiini z’Abazungu, ebyabwe eby’Ekiganda ne babitwala ng’ebya sitaani.

    “Waliwo olumbe kwe nabadde omusika n’agaana okumwambaza ekifundikwa ky’olubugo,” bwatyo Mw. Ssekimpi bwe yategeezezza n’agamba nti omusika yabadde atya bannaddiini abamubadde mu maaso.

    N’embeera y’ebyenfuna etabuddetabudde eby’ennyimbe ng’abamu bakola za kiyita mu luggya okwewala okwonoonassente.

    Omuntu olumala okumuziika nga bassaako omusika nga tebayise mu mitendera nga n’olwo luggwa. Minisita Ssekimpi yategeezezza nti atandise kaweefube w’okuzzaawo ekitiibwa n’obuwangwa by’olumbe ngategeka emisomo ku leediyo za

    FM n’okutokota abakulu b’Ebika n’Abataka abalala okwagazisa abavubuka obuwangwa bwabwe.

    in reply to: Skinhead in same Cell with a 6Ft Black Gangster #27793
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    Ha omusajja amulumba nga amaliridde kumumalawo. Akasera kazibu nyo.

    in reply to: Re: Re: neopia #27747
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    Get your trash off here we are sick of you tineda or whatever you are called. This is not a shop, this is a serious place for serious people discussing matters of their nation. So be civilised enough to leave, take your friends a long too.

    in reply to: AMATIKKIRA GA KABAKA AGE 18 #27746
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    Get your trash off here we are sick of you tineda or whatever you are called. This is not a shop, this is a serious place for serious people discussing matters of their nation. So be civilised enough to leave, take your friends a long too.

    in reply to: Suubi 2011-Baganda Comb Villages For Oppos. Votes #27745
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    Get your trash off here we are sick of you tineda or whatever you are called. This is not a shop, this is a serious place for serious people discussing matters of their nation. So be civilised enough to leave, take your friends a long too.

    in reply to: Awasizza munyankole #27723
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcpfI9aNBTI

    Ba bobie wine bo twabakoowa dda. Naye Nabageraka sitegedde kyagerekera Buganda mu mbaga eno!

    in reply to: Ab’e Kisekka batongoza ekibiina ekinaakuuma ennono #27657
    MachatiMachati
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    Tubagaliza okutesa okulungi. Awangale Kabaka waffe.

    in reply to: WHATS LOVE or OKWAGALA KYEKKI ANI YALI AYAGADDEKO #27656
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    Muli Baganda, mufumbiriganwe mu buwangwa nga bwemwetegeka
    .

    in reply to: Afrobarometer’s answer to Wikileaks is retarded #27325
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    We’ve got a problem with all these hungry white wolves coming to Africa to confuse our people. They pretend to be running real opinion polls while trying to brainwash the Africans in order to keep them in this field slave situation. May they choke on the food they buy with the money they get paid to help evil men to hurt God’s people.

    Opinion poll places Museveni at 66%

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    By Tabu Butagira
    Friday, December 17 2010

    How survey was conducted

    •The lead consultant for the survey was Mr Robert Ssentamu, the managing director of Wilsken Agencies Ltd and Centre for Democratic Governance. The two firms are the Uganda partner for Afrobarometer, a research firm operating in some 20 African countries.
    •Afrobarometer’s deputy Director Carolyn Logan oversaw the research as well. Sixty research assistants collected field data for the research from Nov 18 to Dec 6. About 2000 respondents of voting age, were interviewed using questionnaires administered face-to-face.
    •Interpreters translated the questions into a vernacular and back to English to rule out any misinterpretation. Field data was entered simultaneously during interviews and the data analysed for a week using the Special Package for Social Scientists. The research was carried out in 71 districts. Its results have a + or -2 error margin, meaning percentage representations could be two points higher or less.

    The opposition parties have ceded political ground to the ruling NRM party in the past five years and President Museveni would win with 66 per cent if the February 2011 ballot was held between November 18 and December 6, a new opinion poll to be launched today shows.

    The survey conducted by Afrobarometer, a research organisation operating in some 20 African countries, indicates that the Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC) presidential flag bearer, Dr Kizza Besigye, would garner 12 per cent of the votes.

    Methodology
    Some 60 research assistants collected data for the latest findings, according to lead researchers.
    The results show both Mr Norbert Mao and Mr Olara Otunnu, who respectively are flag bearers for the country’s oldest political parties, the Democratic Party and Uganda Peoples Congress would each pick only 3 per cent of the votes.

    Uganda Federal Alliance’s Beti Kamya, the only woman in the presidential race, would take 1 per cent while other contestants — Mr Bidandi Ssali, Mr Abed Bwanika and Mr Samuel Lubega would, Afrobarometer officials will say, get some votes but not enough to quantify to a wholesome percentile.

    Mr Robert Ssentamu, the managing director of Wilsken Agencies Ltd, the Ugandan partner of Afrobarometer, said in a pre-launch briefing to newspaper editors in Kampala yesterday, that they interviewed some 2,000 randomly-selected respondents in 71 of Uganda’s 112 districts.

    Almost nine in every 10 registered voters say they will turn up to vote, he said, with more voters in rural than urban areas willing to cast the ballot.

    The survey findings, which gave NRM an icing on the cake by saying the party is the most liked and more than half of the voters will tick for its parliamentary candidates, is a heartbreaker for the opposition that says it is working round-the-clock to at least deny Mr Museveni victory in first round of voting.

    Constitutional threshold
    Under the Constitution, a candidate can only be declared a winner if they pick 50 per cent-plus-1 vote of the valid ballot.
    Mr Wafula Oguttu, the spokesman for Forum for Democratic Change party whose leader Dr Besigye is the IPC joint candidate, offered early misgivings about the results questioning the kind of drastic change in Mr Museveni’s governance style to warrant such favourable swing.

    He said: “The government has the ability to know when a political opinion poll is coming up and it would wish to influence, but I am not saying it influenced [the outcome] of this report. I would be very surprised if President Museveni gets even 40 per cent of the votes in the first round.”

    The Electoral Commission says it has registered some 13,954,129 voters to participate in next year’s general elections, opening with the presidential and parliamentary vote on February 18.
    Out of these, according to Afrobarometer, 89 per cent (12,419,174) will turn up at the polling booth and with 66 per cent ticking for the incumbent, it would mean President Museveni’s votes will topple the 8 million threshold, double the 4,078,911 votes he obtained in 2006.

    “This means all the new voters (more than 4 million) voters, or those who absconded in the 2006 elections, have suddenly decided they will vote for Mr Museveni,” said Mr Oguttu, “I don’t see any sense or reason to believe this.”

    Core desires
    The top four issues, highlighted in the survey, on which voters will base their choice of the next President are improving social services such as health and education; maintaining order in the nation, fighting corruption and growing the economy.

    In the past few months, the issue of whether the upcoming presidential vote could head for a re-run has been dominating debate with some political pundits predicting so based on the 10 per cent point fall in the incumbent’s score in the last three successive votes.

    Mr Museveni, now running for a fourth elective term, in 1996 won with 75 per cent but his score plummeted to 69 per cent in 2001 – when Dr Besigye, his former bush-time physician, ran against him for the first time. In the subsequent poll roughly five years ago, the President would only garner 59.3 per cent.

    Last night, NRM spokesperson Mary Karooro Okurut said there is an upswing in support for the party in northern and eastern parts of the country, where it has been performing poorly, because residents’ fortunes have changed with the 2005 end of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency that also adversely affected Teso.

    “There are no more IDP camps and reconstruction has begun,” Ms Okurut said. “In fact, candidate Museveni will win by landslide, not just the 66 per cent projected.”

    The respondents listed, in descending order, personality or leadership skills; ability to deliver jobs or development; candidate’s party and ethnicity as top attributes for a presidential candidate when asked: “Which of the following is most important to you when deciding who to vote for President or MP?”

    While for prospective lawmakers; the interviewees ranked ability to deliver jobs or development top most followed with personality/leadership skills while the candidate’s party and ethnicity rank bottom low.

    This would mean individual merit, a hangover from the ‘No-party Movement’ system of governance ditched in 2005, will most likely determine whether or not a flag bearer triumphs.

    Afrobarometer’s Ssentamu, who holds a Masters Degree in Behaviour Science from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, said their survey, the fifth since 2000, provides “a scientifically-reliable” information.

    Asked if the predictions would come to pass, co-consultant Logan, an assistant Professor of political science at Michigan State University in the US, said the situation is still “fluid” and any of the variables could change anytime.

    “There’s fluidity in people’s views and views can change between now and election days depending on what’s constantly happening on the ground.”

    Today’s report titled; Uganda 2011 Elections: Campaign Issues, Voter Perceptions and early Voter Intentions, shows Mr Museveni, in power since 1986, is the most popular candidate across different geographical regions, age groups and among rural and urban voters.

    The Afrobarometer which conducted the survey is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa, according to information on its website.

    in reply to: Kamuswaga Yawasizza Wabweeru Wa Buganda!! #27311
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    Ono omwaami tanategeera buzibu Buganda mweeri. Akiraze mu ngeri nyingi. Buganda erina omulimu gwokumutegeeza ategeere.

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