Bony Tashobya Karusya, the Speaker of Mbarara City Council accused the executive committee of undermining the council's powers, and trying to allow the technical team to award tenders without the council resolution, noting that Council has a lot to discuss from their report which the office of the Mayor is failing to present to council.
Addressing ANT coordinators and former party candidates in Ankole region Adit Mall in Mbarara city on Tuesday, Muntu said they are continuing with their mobilization of people at the grass-roots with intentions of building an organisation whose members believe in what their leaders say and talk.
Tabaro’s lawyer, Lydia Ahimbisibwe of Ahimbisibwe Co & Advocates who also represented Electoral Commission-EC asked the court to throw out the application with costs, saying that the applicant didn’t present evidence to justify a vote recount. She also faulted the applicant for failure to mention specific polling stations in Kashari North where the vote recount should be done.
“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.
Manzi Munanura, Independent Mbarara South Parliamentary candidate, says he has established a call center to keep in touch with the electorates by making direct telephone calls, sending short messages, plus using WhatsApp and facebook which are cheap compared to radio and television.
The supporters chanting and dancing have blocked and access roads to the Stadium have also be blocked by Police. NUP supporters who tried to access the venue as early as 9:00 am were taken by surprise to find mounted road blocks from both sides of the road.
Sadiuos Oukunda, the Chairperson Mbarara City Boda boda Association, says they want the traffic warders withdrawn for extorting money from the riders instead of concentrating on their role to ensure smooth traffic flow.
According to Kashaija, the deceased has been battling hypertension for a long time. She, however, says his condition worsened over the past two weeks and he was admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia.
“People came in early but materials were delayed, but also as people knew that the president allowed everyone to vote, they never wanted to be cross checked but to vote, and this created chaos in some areas” she said.