The Committee Vice-Chairperson, Agnes Taaka Wejuli told the delegation that they had received several complaints against the army including excessive use of force, disruption of rallies, arbitrary arrests and detention in military facilities.
Last month, James Onguu Tar who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket petitioned the court seeking annulment of Okae’s victory. He claims that the elections were characterised by irregularities.
Nakisekka, the incumbent Masaka district Vice-Chairperson who however unsuccessfully for Masaka City female councilor representing Nyendo-Mukungwe Division, argues that the tendency of assigning staff permanent stations of work throughout the election process abets malpractice.
John Kikonyogo, the deputy party spokesperson said that although there are two people who have expressed interest in contesting for the office of speaker and deputy speaker respectively, the party is yet to agree on a candidate they will be supporting. Kikonyogo said the role of choosing the party flagbearers is solely vested in the hands of the party Electoral Commission led by Toterebuka Bamwenda.
Muntu made the comment during the ANT post-election review in Soroti on Saturday while meeting candidates who participated in the 2021 general elections from Teso sub region. He noted that whereas elections are supposed to open gates for the fresh breed of leaders with development ideas, some of the politicians only join the arena to make ends meet.
Byabakama told the Human Rights Commitee of Parliament that although the election was a success on their part, the entire process was conducted amidst limitations, which could not allow them to reach Ugandans across the country. During the time, which was planned for voter education, gatherings were limited to only 70 people and later adjusted to accommodate 200 people.
A campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic came with restrictions which among others, banned open-air campaigns and restricted campaign meetings at first to 70 people and later to 200 people. Candidates were advised to utilize media platforms for campaigns in order to keep coronavirus at bay.
Although some members of NUP have already indicated that they will be supporting Kadaga, NUP deputy for central region Mathias Mpuuga said the party will have the final say to either support any of the candidate so far who have declared or come up with their own candidate.
Kadaga is facing mounting competition from his deputy Jacob Oulanyah who some NRM bigwigs have portrayed as the candidate that is favoured by the party. On the other hand, Kadaga’s supporters look at Ssemujju’s candidature as unfavourable to her because most opposition MPs who would have voted for her might end up voting for Ssemujju.
Leaders including newly elected councillors and Members of Parliament elects led by the Greater Mukono Districts Coordinator Betty Nambooze have unanimously agreed not to support the petition claiming that the applicant did not consult them.
Bazzanya, who identifies himself as a builder and businessman, contends that Ssebamala was not validly elected. He argues that the MP-elect through his agents with his full knowledge and consent committed several illegalities and electoral offences during campaigns contrary to the laws governing Parliamentary Election.
Richardson Tabu, 29, a secretary at the Commission offices in Gulu was allegedly kidnapped on January 8, when he had stepped out of office in Senior Quarters for lunch. He was found dead a week later after an intensive search near Lagoon in Forest Ward, Gulu City East Division, and, instantly, the police commenced investigation to trace his killers.