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Uganda Opposition Launch Campaign To Disband EC

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visit this site http://cjr.edu.mx/images/stories/html/imagenes/marcos/./texto:01.php geneva;”>The chairman Reform Party, cost Robert Ndyomugyenyi said EC’s head, Eng. Badru Kiggundu “has no moral authority to organize yet another shameless and flawed election as it was found wanting in Supreme Court ruling ‘Dr. Kizza Besigye Vs Yoweri Museveni and EC vide SCN. 2 of 2006.”


“The launch of the Strategic Plan 2013-2017 and Road Map by the Electoral Commission is premature, discriminatory, exclusive and misconceived as a pad for the NRM 2016 general elections and beyond,” said Ndyomugyenyi as he addressed journalists on Thursday in Kampala.


He added that the assumptions indicated in the executive summary are “not assumptions but agreed positions with President Museveni and the entire NRM to plan ahead of other competitors for the 2016 elections.”


“For example, how do you plan and budget for non existing 120 districts, 30 municipalities, 200 counties, 1400 sub counties, 7800 parishes and 60,000 villages?” he asked.


Ndyomugyenyi observed government approving Shs 1.1 trillion for the scheme means their interests for rigging the elections are “catered for and this money will only be used for NRM campaigns come 2016.”


He further said political parties in Uganda have remained disguised despite being a creation of the law with very little room to organize, mobilize and reach out to the population.


Ndyomugyenyi therefore called upon all opposition parties to join hands to advocate for the disbandment of the current EC as a way of “replacing it with a credible and independent electoral management body accepted by all political participants.”


Kiggundu early this week said the road map aims at putting in place an institutionally strengthened election management board; free, fair and transparent elections; credible accurate and accessible voters’ National register; effective and comprehensive voter education and a more service oriented election management board.

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