Addressing journalists at the DP headquarters in Kampala, the party Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler, said the entire election right from the campaigns was marred with human right violations and can’t pass the test of free and fair elections.
At the Kyebando Road Junction where a number of policemen and military are manning the roadblock all motorcyclists and pedestrians are directed to use other roads leading in and out of the city. Kamwokya residents say the heavy military and police presence has paralyzed business.
Kampala district registrar and returning officer Frederick Muwaya says there are 36 contenders for division lord mayors, and 484 for Kampala Capital City Authority councilors and 2,904 for division councilors.
Segirinya says that as he joins the 11th parliament, he intends to move a private members’ bill seeking to reduce the salaries of all legislators’ to not more than five million Shillings. An MP gets a basic salary of 11 million Shillings which comes to 6 million Shillings after all deductibles, but get an average of 10-30 million shillings in monthly mileage allowances.
Munyagwa, who is largely known for his comical character, lost the seat to Journalist Bashir Kazibwe of the National Unity Platform-NUP. Kazibwe polled 26, 855 votes, in a race that attracted 10 candidates, while Munyagwa finished third in the race with 3,788 votes behind National Resistance Movement’s Solomon Mayanja with 6,818 votes.
The final icing on the fuel cake comes in May when they MPs are expected to get paid a "refund" for the rises in pump fuel prices over the five years. In 2016, each member of the 9th Parliament pocketed over a hundred million shillings in the "refund".
Archbishop Kazimba says social media is used by many people for different reasons and its being disabled leaves many people stranded.His remarks come following government’s decision to switch off social media yesterday afternoon. While addressing the country ahead of tomorrow’s polls, President Yoweri Museveni said the internet was switched off in retaliation to Facebook’s decision to close accounts of some National Resistance Movement-NRM supporters
The Spokesperson of NUP Joel Ssenyonyi says their campaign program has been frustrated by security personnel and the Electoral Commission which have denied them access to campaign in some districts and arrested their campaign team members.
According to the Electoral Commission (EC) campaign program, Kalembe was supposed to continue campaigning in the two districts after she wrote to the EC informing them of a change in the campaign schedule. However, the delay in communicating to the police in the two districts by the EC prevented the presidential candidate from holding campaigns.
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.
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.