Mbabazi: I Will Accept Results From Free and Fair Polls

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Mbabazi also dismissed rumors circulating on social media that he intends to step down in favor of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, presidential candidate.

Ex-prime minister, Amama Mbabazi says he will conceded defeat if he loses in free and fair elections.

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Mbabazi disclosed this during at a media briefing at his Kololo residence in Kampala this afternoon. He however, vowed to reject the poll results should he loss in unfair elections.

Asked what he expects his rival president Yoweri Museveni to do once, he loses the polls; Mbabazi said he doesn't expect him to hang on to power.

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Mbabazi also dismissed rumors circulating on social media that he intends to step down in favor of Dr. Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, presidential candidate.

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Uganda goes to general elections tomorrow. Mbabazi is contesting as an independent, under the Go Forward banner.

Other candidates in the race include the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni, People's Development Party, presidential candidate, Dr. Abed Bwanika and General Beno Biraaro, the president of the Farmer's party of Uganda.

Others are Elton Joseph Mabirizi, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba and Maureen Kyalya, all independent candidates

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.