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Go Forward Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi today morning confirmed his attendance of the much anticipated presidential debate.

Mbabazi told reporters at a press conference in Mbale Sunday morning: “There are eight people in the race, if two have pulled out, then that doesn’t mean we can’t debate.”

Mbabazi added: “I am not going to the debate for individuals.”

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This comes after President Museveni and FDC candidate Kizza Besigye pulled out of the debate citing “busy schedules.

Six candidates will now face off. These include: Mbabazi, Venansius Baryamureeba, Maureen Kyalya, Benon Biraaro, Joseph Elton Mabirizi and Abed Bwanika.

According to Joshua Kitakule, the IRCU secretary general, at least 1,000 people, representing the Ugandan citizenry, are expected to attend as part of a live audience.

These will include students, the transport fraternity, election observers, diplomats, people living with disabilities as well as representatives of the different political parties.