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AMURIAT JOINS FDC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

By UTN Reporter

Najjanankumbi - The race for the FDC party president is gaining moment with more members expressing interest.

The latest is former Member of Parliament for Kumi County Patrick Oboi Amuriat who has picked the nomination forms to contest for the FDC presidency, becoming the fourth person to join the race.

This has been confirmed by the FDC deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija.

On Monday three candidates including Mubarak Munyagwa, the Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, Moses Byamugisha former youth league leader and Dan Malcolm Masiko, a party member picked the forms.

The current party president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu whose term expires in November is eligible for another term in office, although he is yet to express interest.

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SIX YOUTHS WHO CHAINED THEMSELVES ON POLES, CHARGED

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The six youth appeared before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu

MORE UGANDANS POOLING FUNDS FOR BUSINESS START-UPS

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MUSEVENI GIVES HOPE TO UGANDANS IN 2017

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NSSF IN CAREER EXPO

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BWANIKA REJECTS POLL RESULTS

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While addressing journalists at Melting Pot, Bwanika sited some

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“WE GAVE IGAD TROOPS CONDITIONS”-SOUTH SUDAN

South Sudan’s ambassador to Uganda Samuel Luate Lominsuk has castigated media reports that President Salva Kiir finally accepted extra foreign troops into his country. This comes in following the IGAD summit that was held over the weekend in Ethiopia’s capital Adis Ababa. Amb. Lominsuk exclusively tellsUTN that there were three requests that were put forward by IGAD including