The NRM presidential candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is finalizing understanding with the Inter Religious Council of Uganda to be part of the other seven presidential candidates in 2016 elections second round presidential debate. The NRM candidate is reportedly exploring all chances which will not affect his campaigns to be available for this debate scheduled for 13th February at Serena hotel in Kampala.
The spokesperson and head of media Team NRM campaign Task force 2016 Mike Kennedy Sebalu says that the two sides are working, looking at the president’s tight schedule for campaigns to harmonize it so as he is having time for the debate he skipped in round one. Sebalu says that people should ignore the earlier media reports that the president termed the presidential debate as a high school debate, saying he could have been misquoted by the media. He asked the other seven presidential candidates standing against president Yoweri Museveni that they should not over rate themselves against Yoweri Museveni. He also dispels claims that NRM candidate skipped the first round presidential debate for 2016 election because he could not afford to stand for long hours during the debate.
Other presidential candidates expected included Amama Mbabazi, Forum for Democratic Change presidential flag bearer Kizza Besigye, Professor Venansius Baryamureeba, Rtd. Major General Benon Biraaro, People’s Development Party leader Dr. Abed Bwanika, Independent Candidate Joseph Mabirizi and the only woman presidential candidate Maureen Kyalya.
The last presidential debate held on 16th January 2016 lasted for three hours.