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As the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) grassroots elections come to the end, order http://dangerdame.com/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php the party is experiencing several petitions from different party members over the increased irregularities that have infested the entire exercise.

Addressing a weekly press conference at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the party Electoral Commission Chairman, Dan Mugarura stated that the party grassroots elections that are ending by Wednesday have faced a lot of challenges especially in Kampala.

“The commission is currently handling several petitions but we wish to handle them as a family, emphasizing consensus and building harmony among members,” Mugarura told the press.

On the same note, Mugarura attacked FDC leader, Nabilah Naggayi Sempala who took to the media spilling all elections irregularities within Kampala.

“It is absurd that her personal interests are overriding the interests of the party; we understand during times of elections, many people tend to field structures that are agreeable to them with the aim of achieving some electoral positions.”

“We have a mechanism of handling such irregularities; let her petition the process other than running to the media that will give no solution.”

Mugarura ruled out resigning as the party EC chairman for failure to organize free and fair elections, noting that there are no petitions against him as an individual but rather the process which isn’t enough evidence to cause him step down from the position.

He further revealed that unlike other party’s Delegates Conferences (DC) that have been taking place in Namboole Stadium, this year’s special DC will be held from UMA Show grounds main exhibition hall on Friday, June 12.

He observed that there are 35 positions ready for contestation which include among others; four slots of Vice President, party chairperson and four slots for deputies, General Treasury and three slots for deputies, Legal advisor, party Mobilizer and Chairman Electoral Commission.

“All interested candidates will be picking nomination forms on Tuesday, June 9 from where EC will compile and thereafter draw a list.”

 

 

 

 
Moses Magogo

Following the abandonment of the final of the 2015 Uganda Cup in Ntungamo, medications http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/author-template.php in my capacity as the President of FUFA, for sale http://chachanova.com/wp-includes/class-wp-locale-switcher.php I take the humility on behalf of FUFA to apologise to the entire football and general public that we should have managed the event better.

Whereas the FUFA Statutes provide for independence of certain FUFA committees and bodies and whereas as the President I have always allowed the committees and bodies to execute their roles independently, web I still take the responsibility as the institution head to promote and exercise fair play, and sporting justice.

It is on this note that immediately after the abandonment of the match I caused to convene an Emergency Executive Committee meeting in accordance with the FUFA Statutes. The meeting sat at Quidproc Hotel in Ntungamo.

The Emergency Executive Committee of FUFA which is composed of the President, the 3 Vice Presidents and at least one member of the Executive committee takes decisions on behalf the Executive Committee in matters of emergency.

The Executive Committee has the mandate to take decisions for the betterment of the game for as long as they are not inconsistent with the FUFA, CAF and FIFA Statutes. Such decisions are communicated by Circulars. Statutes, Regulations, Decisions and Directives of FUFA, CAF and FIFA are an obligation and not an option to all parties.

The Emergency Committee observed that the environment under which the match was being played did not guarantee obtaining the best team sportingly.

A combination of the failure by security to bar the fans from interfering with play, the appointment of match officials, the assumption of unfairness of the Referee by KCC FC even before kick-off of the match, the performance of the match officials, the conduct of certain players and some fans brought the game of football into disrepute.

In the spirit of fair play and as FUFA has done, it is only better for the various parties at fault to issue an apology to the affected parties that had no hand in this.

Whereas FUFA, the sponsors, the Clubs, the Coaches, the officials, the players, the referees and the media have all worked hard to return the fans to the stadium, we believe there are still some challenges that need to be addressed.

FUFA is going to address these challenges during the off season through various means in preparation for the new season.

“It is Our Game, It is Our Country”
Moses Magogo

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Whereas the FUFA Statutes provide for independence of certain FUFA committees and bodies and whereas as the President I have always allowed the committees and bodies to execute their roles independently, http://cutteraviation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/holiday-snow.php I still take the responsibility as the institution head to promote and exercise fair play, and sporting justice.

It is on this note that immediately after the abandonment of the match I caused to convene an Emergency Executive Committee meeting in accordance with the FUFA Statutes. The meeting sat at Quidproc Hotel in Ntungamo.

The Emergency Executive Committee of FUFA which is composed of the President, the 3 Vice Presidents and at least one member of the Executive committee takes decisions on behalf the Executive Committee in matters of emergency.

The Executive Committee has the mandate to take decisions for the betterment of the game for as long as they are not inconsistent with the FUFA, CAF and FIFA Statutes. Such decisions are communicated by Circulars. Statutes, Regulations, Decisions and Directives of FUFA, CAF and FIFA are an obligation and not an option to all parties.

The Emergency Committee observed that the environment under which the match was being played did not guarantee obtaining the best team sportingly.

A combination of the failure by security to bar the fans from interfering with play, the appointment of match officials, the assumption of unfairness of the Referee by KCC FC even before kick-off of the match, the performance of the match officials, the conduct of certain players and some fans brought the game of football into disrepute.

In the spirit of fair play and as FUFA has done, it is only better for the various parties at fault to issue an apology to the affected parties that had no hand in this.

Whereas FUFA, the sponsors, the Clubs, the Coaches, the officials, the players, the referees and the media have all worked hard to return the fans to the stadium, we believe there are still some challenges that need to be addressed.

FUFA is going to address these challenges during the off season through various means in preparation for the new season.

“It is Our Game, It is Our Country”
The trial  of 13 suspects accused of masterminding the July 2010 bombings that claimed more than 70 lives of fans who were watching the World cup finals at Kyadondo and Kabalagala in Kampala resumed Monday morning.

The suspects of Somali, capsule http://cphpost.dk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php Ugandan, viagra sale http://chakraboosters.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php Tanzanian and Kenyan origin including Hassan Luyima, http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/select.php Hussein Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Mohamed Hamid Suleiman and Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia are charged with among others terrorism, murder and being part of the Al Shabaab terrorist group.

Other suspects include Habib Suleiman Njoroge, Isa Ahmed Luyima, Abubaker Batematoy, Dr. Ismail Kalule and Seleman Hijar Nyamandondo.

The case had stalled for more than two months after the lead prosecutor Joan Kagezi was shot dead by unknown assailants on her way home in Kiwatule, East of the capital Kampala in March.

On Monday morning, the Director of Public Prosecutions introduced a new team of prosecutors to handle the case including Suzan Okalany, Lino Anguzo, John Asiimwe and Thomas Jatiko.

The prosecutors led by Suzan Okalany (L)

The prosecutors led by Suzan Okalany (L)

The defense lawyers led by Caleb Alaka, include Onyango Owori, Julius Galisonga, Evans Ochieng, Annet Badda and Yunus Kasirivu.

In the cross-examination, 32 year old Muhamood Mugisha told court that he was a Christian since his birth in 1983 to 2001 when he changed religion to Islam but that he didn’t see anything bad with the former religion.

According to Mugisha, upon joining Islam, he was led through the philosophy of the religion as well as being taken to special schools to be able to understand the new religion.

Defense Lawyers

Defense Lawyers

Joining Al Shabaab

The 32-year-old Rwandan national who came to Uganda as a refugee after the 1994 genocide, told court that on joining Al Shabaab group (in 2008), his only aim was to help the insurgents in their fight against the Islam enemies.

“There were no rituals performed nor oath I signed while joining them (Al Shabaab). I also had no problem with Ugandans because they are good people who had welcomed me when I came as a refugee,” Mugisha told court.

“I thought I was joining them to help fight their Jihad (Holy war) against the Kaffirs, both Muslims and Non-Muslims who were against the religion.”

Mugisha said he never thought that the war meant that he would to kill innocent Ugandans but rather a counter attack and punishment against the East African country for sending her troops to Somalia under the AMISOM.

“For us as Al Shabaab took it that the whole of Uganda was against the holy war we were fighting in Somalia and therefore had to bomb them.”

The witness said that he was sent on a reconnaissance mission where he identified the target areas among others to be bombed including the American embassy, Ethiopia restaurant in Kablagala and Kyadondo before taking back the information to his bosses in Somalia.

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“I kept on travelling back to Kampala and Rwanda my home country. However, one time while in Rwanda, I saw on TV one of my close friends Nabuhani being killed and that’s when I got determined to go back and avenge his death,” the witness told court on Monday afternoon.

Mugisha says while in Somalia he was used to seeing soldiers and colleagues die but said the worst thing he could do was get a machete and kill another human being.

Al Shabaab Finalize Plans to Hit Uganda

Mugisha who on several occasions had been arrested by Kenyan authorities for terrorism related charges but released was among a group of 7 people dispatched to Uganda to execute the mission early in 2010.

“I was tasked to be one of the suicide bombers and was asked to drive the vehicle that had explosives to Uganda. We were however, intercepted at Malaba border before I was arrested by Kenyan authorities for having a forged Ugandan passport but the vehicle was cleared and entered Uganda with the explosives,” the former Al Shabaab fighter told court through an interpreter.

Asked whether he knew where the explosives were destined he said, “Yes they were going to be used to kill the Kaffirs in Uganda. I was aware of the danger they posed as they could kill many people but I am sorry for all those who died. The people of Uganda helped me when I came in as a refugee and they were innocent. I ask for forgiveness but I know the lives lost can’t be returned.”

State witness Mahmood Mugisha

State witness Mahmood Mugisha

Mugisha told court that he could not alert security forces about their plan even though he knew the explosives were to be used to kill innocent civilians because by then he thought Al Shabaab had entered his blood stream and the two were inseparable at the time.

“I could have alerted security agents about the explosives because I knew the danger they posed but by then I didn’t think I would separate from Al Shabaab as they had become part of me. Many of my colleagues were killed on the frontline in Somalia but I kept on fighting for Al Shabaab because I thought we were fighting a holy war. Everything I did was not on my own but as Al Shabaab.”

High Court judge Alfonso Owinyi Dollo adjourned the case to Wednesday June 10,2015 for further hearing.

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