Walyomu’s lawyer, Ben Ssemanda told URN that his client complied with all the legal requirements while changing his name in 2009, adding that there was no need for the petitioner to sue him over the same.
In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.
Kule argues that, for the past four years, the accused persons who include Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere have been eagerly waiting for justice and it is unfortunate that, as the rest of Ugandans will be electing their leaders, the accused will be left out.
Speaking during the launch of the NRM party manifesto at Jinja city conference hall on Saturday, the NRM candidates said they are financially constrained because of the just concluded primary elections. They argued that it is hard for them to battle their rivals from other political parties, most of whom are using money to win over voters.
Joshua Kitakule, IRCU Secretary General said that as religious leaders, they are much aware that a number of past general elections were characterized by violence cases which saw some people lose their lives while others sustain severe injuries.
The quiet meetings, which are taking places in the residence of Tumukunde’s loyalists in different districts within Busoga sub region, are restricted to few individuals so as to enforce social distancing in line with the Covid19 control measures announced by the Health Ministry.
The FDC party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists during the weekly press briefing at their headquarters that they cannot organise other parties to meet with President, Yoweri Museveni in the IPOD summit when even FDC cannot meet freely.
The IPOD Council Chairperson and FDC party General Secretary, Nathan Nandala Mafabi told URN on Tuesday that the scheduled meeting will discuss the activities to be conducted by IPOD and release a road map to the effect. According to Nandala, one of the key issues they will seek to address is Electoral reforms something FDC and the opposition as a whole has fronted for long.
“We are in talking terms with our colleagues but we have not joined anything yet. We have not reached that level to say that we have joined anything or we have really seen the blue print so I can safely say we have not joined” Said Akena in a phone interview with the URN
This proposal is a departure from the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 that provides that elections should be held sixty days after the creation of a new district or constituency. This comes at a time when government is struggling to fund elections in newly created districts and constituencies.
Maurice Mugenga Keitaba, the Greater Kabale NRM Registrar, said Maj. Gen. Mutebire has exhibited perfect leadership skills and experience for the time he has known him. Keitaba also hailed Maj. Gen. Mutebire for supporting the ruling NRM party financially during the previous elections.