Why Museveni’s UPM party lost the 1980 election

An NRM supporter displays a 1980 campaign poster of President Museveni recently. NET PHOTO

If Victor Muhindo had not been murdered, the Uganda Patriotic Movement (UPM) party, led by Yoweri Museveni, just like the Conservative Party (CP) of Joash Mayanja-Nkangi, would not have won a single constituency in the December 10, 1980, general election.

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