People’s Congress-UPC party has tasked the Electoral Commission to come out
openly and explain the violence in campaigns that involves shooting at the public
that has claimed several lives.
Higenyi, a member of the UPC National Council, says the Commission has the
mandate to supervise and ensure peaceful campaigns.
Higenyi, the recent skirmishes between opposition candidates, their supporters
and security agencies are uncalled for and they condemn it in the strongest
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of violence have broken out since the start of the presidential campaigns.
agencies led by police have broken up several rallies by opposition candidates
using teargas and live bullets for allegedly violating the Standard Operating
Procedures-SOPs meant to stop the spread of Corona Virus-COVID-19.
there is need for Ugandans to wake up and demand a free and fair election
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He notes that those that were involved in the shootings should be held
accountable, adding that many people died during the riots yet they were
minding their own business.
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Faizal Muzeeyi, the UPC Media and Communications Manager, says there is need
for cooperation and emphasize the value of life in the electoral process.
says that as a party they condemn any acts of violence and appeal to candidates
and their supporters to desist from anything that can led to violence.
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He applauded the EC for giving room to dialogue with the candidates
whenever they have concerns.
Recently, the Electoral Commission Chairperson,
Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi wrote to police to stop interfering with candidate’s
campaigns, saying they had received complaints from some of the presidential
candidates and seen incidents in the news.
He said the conduct of security was
likely to discredit the electoral exercise.