Social media & Human rights Activism could play in the 2016 elections
As early as when Amama Mbabazi publicly announced his desire to contest for presidency via YouTube, a social media platform and Museveni’s subsequent hasty response in an 18 minutes video clip which was also uploaded on the same platform like his political nemesis Mbabazi, social media seems to be taking grip of any political communication, especially from aspirants and counter responses.
With his powers and activism for equal rights, Mbabazi is a strong contender in the 2016 polls.
Early this year, Amama Mbabazi said he is against the discrimination of homosexuals in Uganda.
Amama was appearing on NBS TV Morning Breeze when he was asked whether he supports gay rights.
Amama made it clear that he is opposed to a particular section of the law that exhibited homophobia by calling for the killing of gay people.
“I am opposed to homophobia,” he stated but hastily added: “but believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”.
He made it clear that homosexuality has been ongoing even in our own cultures and therefore “not something new.”
In the wake of the 2016 Presidential elections, which candidate is likely to score more on the issue of the anti-homosexuality bill and will it have a bearing on the outcome of the general election process?