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Vol 56 No 13

Published 26th June 2015


Drawing the battle lines

Museveni is making sure of electoral victory in 2016, but more and more rivals and defectors are chipping away at his support

Speaking on YouTube on 15 June, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi declared his intention to secure the governing National Resistance Movement's presidential nomination, in place of President Yoweri Museveni. Many suspect that when, inevitably, Museveni defeats him for the nomination, he will launch an independent campaign and try to split the NRM by calling on his loyalists in its top ranks and in the security forces to join him.

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