Thursday 26 April 2018

Former Ugandan PM Can Win 2016 Poll as Independent

Monday, August 24, 2015

Former Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi said he’s running as an independent candidate for Uganda’s 2016 presidential election because the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), of which he has been a member for almost 30 years, has made it untenable for him to run as its flag bearer.

Mbabazi, who first said he was seeking the NRM nomination, denies he was rejected. Rather, he said the party changed the rules in violation of its own constitution once he expressed his desire to seek the NRM nomination.

Mbabazi said the NRM denied him the nomination because the party knows he has what he calls both silent and loud supporters within the NRM.