Dr. Sam Lyomoki, once drugged and thrown onto the streets of Nairobi by President Musevenis security agents and left for the dead, has now folded his sleeves to challange the incumbent and the undefeated, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for Presidency. Hon. Dr. Sam has a long political history in Uganda, both as an Member of the Uganda Parliament and as Secretary General of the Uganda Medical Workers Union, a history which dates many years back. Uganda now needs a strong man like Dr. Sam Lyomoki.
For a number of years now, there has been an outcry for change in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni has been accused of overstaying in power. His Administration has also been accused of corruption which includes the rigging of elections. It is not clear how Dr. Lyomoki will defeat a man commonly known for using all means to cling to power, although Dr. Lyomoki’s past is indicative of a man of strong character, courageous, with strong convictions and a lover of a free strong society.
Nevertheless, Dr. Lyomoki who has been a Member of Parliament for Workers for many years, commands the respect of the Christian community in Uganda, the workers in Uganda and most of the current members of the Uganda Parliament including those others who already left Parliament. He therefore stands a better chance of defeating President Museveni in a fair and free election, although a free and a fair election in Uganda, just like in many other African Nations, may be next to impossible, unless the Ugandans say enough is enough of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni this time round
Ugandans have a chance to redeem themselves through the election of Dr. Sam Lyomoki as their next President, solely because of his assurance that he will fight corruption and make sure no looter of public funds in Uganda will be spared. What is certainly obvious is that the battle for Presidency in Uganda, will be fierce this time.
Dr. Isaac Newton Kinity
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