Bongo, who has served for two five year elective terms, lost to his rival Frank Tibagendeka. He claims that the two security chiefs jointly deployed soldiers and police officers to instigate violence against his supporters and polling agents, which cost him the elections.
On Friday, Florence Asio, the Jinja LCV Vice-Chairperson read out names of two names, Daudi Musenze and Ismael Kisambira. However, a section of councillors booed her before she could finish reading out credentials of the said candidates.
Karadi, the chairperson of a nine-member committee which was on Tuesday instructed by the Jinja town clerk, Ambrose Ochieng to be a caretaker of the association ahead of next month’s elections, was blocked by vendors who argued that elections of the market leadership should not be influenced by security officials and municipal authorities.
“Nobody understands their issue. Maybe they are playing tribal politics because if you are accusing somebody, you should have concrete proof to say this man has stolen this money, this man has done and mismanaged this and therefore he can go. So accusing somebody and yelling on top of your voice doesn’t make what you are saying right. They have not provided evidence,” Prof. Obua said.
However, the Police Director Research and planning Edward Ochom says, most of these irregular recruitment, promotions and postings are castigated by the public especially politicians and other highly placed individuals in government.
A report by the Inspector General of Government -IGG pinned Byandala for forcing UNRA to sign and advance 24.7 billion Shillings to the firm. It was later discovered that EUTAW Construction Company did not have relations to the firm in the US that it used as its parent company.
The two are charged together with former Works Minister, Engineer Abraham Byandala, Berunado Ssebbugga Kimeze, the former Acting Executive director Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, Joe Ssemugooma, the former acting director finance and administration UNRA, Wilberforce Senjako, the former Regional accountant UNRA and Legal Counsel, Marvin Baryaruha.
Otafiire, while serving as Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry allegedly initiated the idea of granting a letter of no objection to Birus Properties, a company owned by Simpson Birungi, the Proprietor of Movit Products.
Labeja who also doubles as the Gulu Municipality NRM chairperson says the party members are fighting him because of his refusal to award them contracts and give them money for NRM functions among other things.