Showing posts with label Elections. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elections. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome back Mr. President

In this post I wrote about the upcoming presidential elections in Uganda.  Guess who won?

Yup!!!! Shocker huh? Teeheehee! Let's hope he'll surprise us in 2016 and not stand for re-election. And I hope that I'll be able to pick a candidate to vote for next time and that my polling station will not be so far away.

Anyway, at least we got a three day weekend :-) And I bought myself some new bags :-) I'm so in love with them!!!!! Just what I needed to make me feel better about the election results :)

Aren't they gorgeous? I was so excited to get them and I needed a new bag real bad!
Lots of other exciting things happened over the weekend but I forgot to take photos! Silly me!!!!! Forgive me :(
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend though.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Voting? No thanks...

 Presidential elections in Uganda are on Friday this week. I'm not voting.

The main reason why I'm not voting id because I really don't know who to vote for. First of all there are 8 presidential candidates - that's weird enough. But the truth is that the competition is really between these three:

1) Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
This dude has been the President of Uganda for as long as I've been alive. He came into power 3 months before I was born. He helped restore peace (or so I'm told) and the country has been able to develop quite a bit in the 25 years that he has been president. I don't want to vote for him because I believe he has served his purpose and we need some change.

2) Kizza Besigye
This dude fought along side Museveni or something before he took over power but in politics there are no permanent friends or enemies so for now they are enemies. He is Museveni's strongest competitor but we all know how that will end.... Anyway, I don't want to vote for him because he seems a bit too angry for me. Granted, we're all not too happy with a lot of the things that are happening but I would like a president who is not so angry. (Not a very political reason but I can't help it.)

3) Nobert Mao
 This dude is currently the Mayor of Gulu, a district in Northern Uganda that has been greatly affected by rebels. The rebels have killed lots of people, abducted many children and displaced families. Mao is a Christian (thumbs up). He is probably the one I would trust the most because he has been a leader in Gulu and done a good job plus he seems level headed. The reason why I don't want to vote for Mao is he is in the wrong political party. In my very humble political opinion, his party is not strong enough to lead this country.

So, I'm not going to vote. We all know who is going to win the elections. All I can do is pray that all will go well and thank God that we get a public holiday on Friday! Yay!!!!!

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