Baryamureeba Concedes Defeat, Urges Besigye to Use Constitutional Means

Police in Naggalama are still holding Forum for Democratic Change’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye who grudgingly lost in last week’s presidential elections.

Besigye was arrested this morning from his house in Kasangati as he prepared to storm the electoral commission offices in Kampala to pick declaration forms for the election results.

Siraje Bakaleke, here http://charadas.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-post-base.php the RPC Kampala Metropolitan Area East told reporters at the Naggalama police station that Besigye was being held safe.

“Besigye is here with us. We did a preventive arrest and he is safe here at Naggalama, http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/ical.php ” he said.

Bakaleke says police obtained information that the opposition strongman was planning together with his supporters to cause havoc and disrupt peace in the city centre.

“The peace the country has enjoyed can’t be disrupted by one person. Why not go to courts of law if he felt dissatisfied?” Bakaleke wondered

Meanwhile the police commander revealed that the declaration forms that Besigye was seeking from the Electoral Commission had been delivered to his home

“The moment we realise it is okay for him to go, http://danielcalvo.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php we shall release him back home.”

Moments ago, police arrested a group FDC’s Power 10 coordinators from the opposition party offices in Najjanankumbi.

The five leaders according to Kampala police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, were plotting to proceed with the raid on EC office. These he said are being held at Katwe Police Station.

Former Independent Presidential candidate, discount http://ccrail.com/wp-content/themes/thesis/lib/classes/options_page.php Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has called on embattled FDC’s Kizza Besigye to channel his contention of election results through the established constitutional provisions. He noted that Uganda is not about the 8 Presidential contestants but rather the citizenry.

“Kizza Besigye has always said it’s not about him but the people that he serves. Serving the people should be done constitutionally so he should give the Supreme Court a benefit of doubt to listen to his
petition, abortion ” said Prof. Baryamureeba while addressing journalists on Monday.

Meanwhile, sale Baryamureeba has conceded defeat and accepted the outcomes of the just concluded general elections in which he polled 51,086 votes (0.55 percent) placing him in 5th place. This was his maiden shot at the Presidential bid.

Baryamureeba promised to pay allegiance to President elect, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and cooperate with him to ensure that Uganda’s vision 2040 is fulfilled.

“I accept the outcomes of the elections and for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy, I offer my concession. I also accept my responsibility to honour the new President elect and do everything to help bring Ugandans together.”

He added; “I will call Museveni later today and congratulate him on being elected President of Uganda.”

Much as Prof. Baryamureeba accepted the election results, he pointed out that the election was met with shortfalls especially the delay in delivering voting materials within areas in Kampala and Wakiso. He
expressed need for reforms in the leadership and organization of the Electoral Commission (EC) in order to make it more independent and transparent.

“I would love to see an Electoral Commission that is headed by an equivalent of the Supreme Court judge. The appointment of the chairperson should follow a procedure similar to that of the judicial
service commission so that adequate vetting is done.”

The former Makerere University Vice chancellor stressed that the constitution should be ammended to make the EC more independent both in its leadership and funding.

“I told the EC at one point that it wasn’t a good idea to introduce new systems which weren’t tested at the last minute.”

Baryamureeba declined to comment on whether the election was free and fair, saying that was the role of the observers.


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