Very reassuring indeed to learn from experienced observers that Norbert Mao, Uganda's shining political star and DP's very much venerated leader, is ending his campaign on a very brilliant trail. News says he addressed an estimated quarter of a million people in Gulu region alone after he had spoken to tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters in all corners of Acholiland! And estimates put to a solid more than one million people to listen to him in Makerere, Kampala and Wakiso alone! And this will mark a very successful final leg of his presidential campaign that has reinvigorated hope for a brilliant future in every Ugandan's heart! With Mao strongly placed on Uganda's political scene, the Uganda we are going to see will be a very different one! It will be a Uganda filled with that eagerness to welcome a great president, hero and impeccably adorned leader!
Makerere's rally this afternoon will be a landmark. Our intellectual youth and our respected academicians together with all those in attendance will show the world how they yearn for change and how they are seriously committed to it by lining behind that someone who has now become a legend all over Africa and whose fame is now worldwide, all this due to his very distinguished accomplishment in battling for true values for his nation! Mao is indeed an international figure in whom the world sees very many things for Uganda!
He has conquered the countryside, he is very comfortable in the capital which will give him a very convincing smart majority and all the Parliamentary seats! The city's mayorship is going to the opposition because, among other things, Kampalans won't let down any he who is politically closer to Mao's political philosophy other than to NRM's. Buganda is welcoming him with open hands, and hundreds and hundreds of people in Buganda are quitting other parties to embrace Mao's DP!!! And all Uganda's regions are looking at him as a genuine leader who stands very highly above sectarianism, tribalism, corruption, nepotism, etc.
Mao won't wait for 2016 to become Uganda's leader! He is already there and he has the whole nation with him! And he will continue to be everybody's pride! If he misses this time, because of electoral malpractices, 2016 will be there to crown him! In any case the post 18th February 2011 Uganda will be a place of great hope and pride in anticipation of the advent of a true political messiah! And events in between will always announce his tidings.
Rigging or any malpractices won't help especially now that the whole world is openly fixed on Uganda! Anything electorally negative will just play in favour of the opposition and will just be a long term present for Mao whom the world is anticipating to victory. Of course the EC and the Army are talking of a smooth poll without any incident. Ok, let's watch and see. They should know that security forces deployment on election day is a very shallow exercise! Police alone can control the situation. Posting the military everywhere on poll day is part of rigging because those soldiers are seen as pawns playing loyalty in someone else's fingers and, therefore, not in the real interest of the voters! Declarations by army chiefs are still ambiguous because they are made from a distance! The army hasn't taken the initiative to talk to each candidate and assure him of the poll's security and the military's position in regard to the opposition and to any triumph recorded in the opposition camp! And it isn't clear whether the army can stand alone on its position and respect the will of the electorate! Anyway, Ugandans are determined people and they have the support of the world and therefore it's their courage which will pay!
I personally thank all those who are strongly condemning any electoral malpractices and are ready to react very vigourously against them. I wish all fellow countrymen both at home and in the diaspora nice week and a very excellent February 18th, 2011 which will stand as a blessed day for our Mao, for every individual Ugandan citizen, and for all our lovers all over the world.
Dr G.H. Kkolokolo (Paris / France).