I Cannot be Stopped - Amama Mbabazi Top story

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Mbabazi told journalists at his home in Kololo, moments after his release last night that although the days developments were unbelievable, he can no longer be stopped.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says he will not be stopped from holding consultative meetings on his presidential bid despite his arrest and 12-hour detention on Thursday. 

Mbabazi told journalists at his home in Kololo, moments after his release last night that although the day's developments were unbelievable, he can no longer be stopped.

Mbabazi was intercepted and arrested at Njeru Town in Buikwe district before crossing the bridge at Owen falls Dam on Thursday morning.

Mbabazi, the former Secretary General of the ruling NRM party, was due to launch consultative meetings in Mbale district, eastern Uganda. But police chief General Kale Kayihura said the meetings were illegal because Mbabazi was not sponsored nor endorsed as an aspirant within the meaning of the NRM constitution and law.

Mbabazi however says his lawyers are going to write to the Electoral Commission and the police again to include Mbale District on his programme as required by law.
 
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Mbabazi added that Uganda as a country has been turned into a policing state with a very partisan police protecting the interest of one person; a trend he says is against the objectives of the National Resistance Movement.
 
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Mbabazi insists that he will continue to consult and seek support for the presidency through the NRM structures.
 
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