DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga says they are already in touch with FDC over the May 5 demonstration because they equally share the view that the election was a fraud and that President Yoweri Museveni is illegitimately holding onto office.
EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt told journalists that the meeting discussed a wide range of issues which included the continued incarceration of Dr Besigye both at his home and in different police stations, possible court action to challenge the outcome of the February 18th general election and use of language that can lead to violence.
For the sake of our people and unity of our nation I offer my concession.I have had a lot of opportunities and blessing in my life and all I wanted was the same for all Ugandans. Until that day comes, you shall find me at the forefront of democracy fighting for all Ugandans.
Charles Ntege, the Kampala Returning Officer declared Lukwago elected with 176, 637 votes against 49,366 votes garnered by his closest rival, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Daniel Kazibwe.
Monicah Ngobi, the Kumi District Returning Officer, told URN this morning that they received communication for the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala to postpone the elections of the LC V chairperson until further notice.
17-year-old Stephen Sekayuyu, a student at Alliance high school was hit by four bullets while returning from his home village on a boda boda motorcycle. His widowed mother Monica Brenda, says two bullets remained in his buttocks and hips, which require surgery to be removed.
His main challenger Simon Toolit also argued that the Electoral Commission erred in declaring Oulanyah a winner before receiving details from the various polling centres. Toolit, who is contesting results from 12 polling stations, says he won the elections 8,031 against Oulanyahs 7,676.
After days of political uncertainty, business in central Kampala is booming once again.The central business district, especially, has today been chockablock with traders, shoppers and commuters, a marked difference from the empty streets that characterized the days before, during and after the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Kizza Besigye was picked up a few meters from his home on his way to Electoral Commission headquarters to pick declaration forms of the February 18th presidential elections. He was driven to Nagalama Divisional Police headquarters in Wakiso district, where he is being held.
One thing that all Ugandans must understand is that our fight for our rights, our freedoms and democratic governance cannot be compromised. These are the objectives on which we have focused our efforts and we shall continue to do so. Our energies, efforts and attention must remain on the achievement of those objectives.
According to the final tally issued by EC chairman Dr Badru Kiggundu, Museveni garnered 5,617, 503 votes representing 60.75 percent, while Dr Kizza Besigye, the FDC presidential candidate scored 3,270,290 votes representing 35.37 percent. Independent candidate Amama Mbabazi polled 132, 574 votes representing 1.43 percent, while Abed Bwanika, the Peoples Development Party president, got 86, 075 representing 0.93 percent.
In Tororo County North, Godfrey Ekanya lost his seat to former Woman Member of Parliament for Otuke County, Annet Nyakecho who switched constituencies from Otuke, the home to her husband, to Tororo, her mother district. She polled 8, 911 votes against Ekkanyas 8, 822 votes.
Moses Tugume, the FDC candidate came third with 5,493 votes, followed by Rogers Kanti and Lenox Mugume who got 387 and 248 votes respectively. Minutes after Kizindo declared Kiiza winner, Kabakumba rejected the poll results citing irregularities.