• Short Summary

    CARS AND TRUCKS PACKED WITH EXCITED SUPPORTERS OF THE KABAKA YEKKA ( THE KABAKA ONLY ) PARTY, CONVERGED ON KAMPALA FEB 24, TO CELEBRATE THEIR OVERWHELMING VICTORY IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS EVER HELD FOR THE GREAT LUKIKO (PARLIAMENT) OF BUGANDA.

  • Description

    CARS AND TRUCKS PACKED WITH EXCITED SUPPORTERS OF THE KABAKA YEKKA ( THE KABAKA ONLY ) PARTY, CONVERGED ON KAMPALA FEB 24, TO CELEBRATE THEIR OVERWHELMING VICTORY IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS EVER HELD FOR THE GREAT LUKIKO (PARLIAMENT) OF BUGANDA. THOUSANDS ATTENDED A VICTORY RALLY ADDRESSED BY MR. ABU MAYANJA, EDUCATION MINISTER IN THE KABAKA'S GOVERNMENT.

    SINGING, SHOUTING, AND BEATING DRUMS, THE EXCITED SUPPORTERS DROVE THROUGH THE MAIN STREET. THEY HAD GOOD REASON TO CELEBRATE, FOR AN ESTIMATED NINETY-PER-CENT POLL GAVE THEM 54 OUT OF THE 68 SEATS SO FAR DECLARED. THE RESULTS ARE LIKELY TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (WHICH CONTROLS THE UGANDA GOVERNMENT) TO WIN THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS IN APRIL.

    WITH A FERVOUR REMINISCENT OF PRE-WAR NAZI RALLIES IN GERMANY, THE HUGE CROWD CRIED "YEKKA" WITH ONE VOICE AS CHEER-LEADERS ENCOURAGED THEM. THEIR SYMBOL, AN UPRAISED INDEX FINGER, MEANS THAT THEY WILL ACCEPT NOBODY BUT THE KABAKA (KING) AS THEIR LEADER.

    MR. MAYANJA, CHIEF SPOKESMAN FOR THE RECENTLY FORMED KABAKA YEKKA MOVEMENT, HAS SAID THAT THE BUGANDA LUKIKO WILL NOMINATE ITS OWN MEMBERS TO THE CENTRAL ASSEMBLY WHEN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY VOTES IN APRIL. AT THE LAST ELECTIONS, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS ABLE TO FORM THE UGANDA GOVERNMENT ONLY BECAUSE IT WON 20 BUGANDA SEATS ON A THREE-PRE-CENT POLL WHEN THE LEADERS OF THE FORMER LUKIKO PROCLAIMED A BOYCOTT OF THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS. UGANDA IS SCHEDULED FOR INDEPENDENCE IN OCTOBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8KXWF18JBF9QNMPRXN46FU8JE
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KXWF18JBF9QNMPRXN46FU8JE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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