Unopposed Presidential Candidates Worrying

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“The Alliance for National Transformation Party has nominated Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu as its Presidential Flag Bearer having been un-opposed.”

Alliance for National Transformation Party

President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni is seemingly also going to be fielded unopposed by his party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM); and which is currently the ruling party..

Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is apparently also being fielded unopposed by the movement that he heads, People Power.

Media reports are buzzing about the possibility of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) fielding Colonel (Rtd.) Dr. Warren Kiiza Besigye Kifefe, likely unopposed.

There are also a couple of independent candidates that have declared their intentions to vie for the presidency.

This unopposed business is a double edged sword, one thinks. It could cut both ways, but for Uganda now, taking in our historical challenges of failure to peacefully transition power from one president to another, one is inclined to believe that it will cut the other not so good way.

It really is not good to have people fielded unopposed, for then their egos are unchecked. The party primaries, ideally, should be a humbling experience and a reminder to us all that you are not the only one with a vision.

One is weary with this unopposed business.

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