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FDC: Museveni Must Apologise For Kasese Poll Remarks

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Museveni last week said FDC could not have won Kasese polls had they not bribed police and Electoral Commission officials.

He said FDC capitalised on the many strategic mistakes that were made by the NRM party during the campaigns and during the elections.

Wafula said the arrest of former MP Christopher Kibazanga, a prince of Rwenzururu Kigdom, just a day before the elections, was a “silly mistake” that enabled FDC to dismember NRM in the elections.

Wafula further said FDC has no capacity to rig the election given the fact that they are not the ruling party and the system running the elections is not their design.

He said the transfer of the DPC and the Electoral commissioner of Kasese district was a clear indication of the NRM’s plot to rig the elections without any hindrances.

However, he said, FDC members vigilantly guarded the elections to an extent of hiring boda boda men to follow up the ballot boxes up to the different polling stations.

In a related development, campaigns for FDC party president are officially resuming this week after the candidates’ agents meeting due tomorrow to design a way of harmonizing their campaign programmes.

The campaigns are to last for three months, ending on November 20.

The NEC members will meet and elect the party president on November 22.

Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Geoffrey Ekanya and Nandali Mafabi were last weekend nominated to contest for the party’s top slot.

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