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Kadaga Warns On Delay Of 2016 Electoral Reforms

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“A lot of time is being wasted and if the country is to wait longer, the laws may not be ready or might not be good enough by then,” Kadaga pointed out.

She added: “As I speak now, I have neither received proposals from government, nor the opposition, so it seems that no one is concerned as yet.”


The Speaker further noted that “there should therefore be no body to testify that I delayed the electoral reforms. If they were tabled in the House, I would have fast-tracked them.”


Among other reforms, the NGOs emphasised having the current Electoral Commission disbanded and its appointment procedure revisited.

It does look like the government of president Museveni as well as the opposition is not interested discussing the electoral reforms or else the issue would have already been tabled on parliament floor for discussion.

Not long ago, the former FDC president Dr Kiiza Besigye announced his withdraw or disinterest in being part of the 2016 elections citing the “usual anticipated irregularities”.

Yet, as the speaker emphasised, no one has come out to challenge the government on the issue of 2016 electoral reforms including the sceptical opposition.

2016 polls already rigged-Besigye


Such were the views of uttered by the leading opposition activist Kizza Besigye emphasising that “the 2016 elections have been fixed by prevailing circumstances to return the incumbent regime to power”.


Dr Kiiza Besigye


The Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa replied to the allegations saying they were only meant to smear the EC.


“They are using the EC as a punching bag. They are trying to make the stakeholders misunderstand it. The allegation is wild, it is false,” Mr Taremwa was quoted as saying.


Nonetheless, Besigye insisted that the 2016 elections can only be held to dupe the international community into continuing to believe that Uganda is a democracy.


“Ugandans should shake off their fear of the military because even the Apartheid regime in South Africa, which had more superior weaponry including a nuclear arsenal, was uprooted using peaceful means,” Besigye suggested.

However, as matters stand now, it looks like the retired Colonel has no guts to push this assertion further than that, otherwise he would have lashed out on government pressing for the discussion or rather the institution of the electoral reforms ahead of the 2016 polls.

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