Independent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has refuted latest poll results saying opinion polls do not reflect the views of society and should not drive debate.
The poll conducted by Research World International puts president Yoweri Museveni in the lead with 51%. FDC candidate Dr Kiiza Besigye trails at 32%, Mbabazi stands at 12%, while Dr. Abed Bwanika and Gen. Benon Biraaro follow with each having 1% of the vote.
The research was conducted between December 15th and 5th January in 89 districts mainly in up country areas.
While addressing journalists at Mbarara Lake view, Mbabazi said Uganda is still a young democracy and therefore cannot rely on polls to determine her political destination. He added that the poll results are often false because many people cannot open up when speaking to strangers.
Meanwhile Mbabazi continues traversing different areas in South Western Uganda with his message of change. He will later today hold rallies in Mbarara and Sheema districts.
Story By Moses Kyeyune