Focus is on Buganda as campaigns reach the final bend
With just about two weeks to the end of the 2016 presidential campaigns, considered vital for anyone to win an election.
The ongoing campaigns have however been punctuated by incidents of violence and threats. It is not clear if the arrest last week of controversial four star general David Sejjusa was meant to send signals to voters especially as the race draws to the finish.
Gen. Ssejjusa has been making political statements since he returned from self-imposed exile in London but had never been asked to explain. His arrest and eventual presentation in the General Court Martial has raised suspicion as to the timing and its potential to influence voting patterns of Ugandans especially the war-weary peasants.
In the meantime, Incumbent president Yoweri Museveni Butambala will move his campaign to Buganda where he fought the war that brought him to power thirty years ago.
Apart from the scheduled rallies in Arua, Soroti, Mbale and Jinja, Museveni will end his campaigns on February 16 at Kololo airstrip.
Go Forward and Independent candidate Amama Mbabazi will end his campaign in Kampala and Wakiso districts as well.
FDC candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye is also slated to cap his fourth attempt at the presidency in Buganda after an eventful marathon across the country.
Besigye will spend the final week of his campaigns in Jinja, Wakiso, Kawempe, Makindye, Rubaga
Nakivubo stadium, and finalise at Nakawa also in Kampala.
Abed Bwanika of the People’s Development Party will end his campaign in Masaka region moving from Rakai, to Lwengo to Lyantonde and finalise in his home district of Kalungu.
EC set Feb 16 as the last day of campaigning for presidential candidates ahead of polling on February 18, 2016.