The suspension of campaign meetings came as shock to both parliamentary and presidential candidates alike. It has also impacted on some candidates seeking election, with some saying that it may cost them their victory.
Richard Atubi and Paul Opio, teachers of various schools in the district backed their representative Okiria and informed the minister that the meager salaries which always delays makes their families unable to purchase even a mere coffin. Hellen Catherine Atim said even their clans are too poor to arrange a decent burial when a teacher dies.
Ayebare first apologized for calling NRM’s presidential flag bearer, Yoweri Museveni an old, corrupt, tyrant, and said that he was compelled to join NRM after NUP failed to fund him. Ayebare also says that he was tired of harassment from security personnel.
Speaking to Journalists in Kampala, Jamson Karemani, the Spokesperson of Judiciary, said when it comes to election petitions, all judges from all divisions like criminal and civil will be called upon to come and beef-up the manpower for handling these petitions.
“Their plan was to attack and use a spear to assassinate me right in front of my voters. I was tipped off by an old woman who told me that my political rivals had ganged up and are planning to kill me.”
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson says that the thugs broke into the offices last night and stole four laptops containing the registration details of applicants for National ID and one digital camera used to capture the passport photos of applicants.
Sylvia Mudondo, a resident of Buyala village in Budondo ward says that during Nabwiso’s tenure in parliament, Kanusu was his chief mobilizer and rallied voters to support him. “During those political campaigns, Kanusu was always referred to as Nabwiso’s son because those two were often doing door to door campaigns together,” she said.
Naziruh Ddamulira, a resident in Mabindo Sub County, says the practice is widespread in Mawogola North constituency where there is a tight race is between President Museveni’s younger brother Godfrey Aine Kaguta and Shartsi Musherure, the daughter to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kahamba Kuteesa.
“On Thursday we will vote. So go and vote. After voting to go home cook your food, there is tomorrow, there is next year,” he said. He said Christians that have taken the holly sacrament need to stay holly and peaceful.
In a letter signed by EC Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Michael Akol was disqualified on December 22 following a petition by the incumbent MP Albert Lokoru, who noted that Akol does not have the required qualifications for Member of Parliament.
The impounded fishing gears were kept for 4 years at Mwenna Fish Processing Plant, the main base of FPU operations in Kalangala Town Council. Fishermen have over the years petitioned FPU to return their impounded gears.