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Basalirwa Reclaims Office

JEEMA President Asuman Basalirwa adresses journalists on Tuesday.

Just two days to the Busia by-elections, medical web http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-content/plugins/perfect-quotes/perfect_quotes.php opposition Democratic Party (DP) has issued a stern warning to the Electoral Commission challenging the validity of the voters registers.

“On 16th January, 5000 names were deleted from Busia voters’ register according to the parish tribunal recommendation for the clean-up exercise; but unfortunately, EC is set to use the old register,” complained DP president Norbert Mao during a weekly press briefing.

Mao said according to the Electoral Commission Act Chapter 140 of the constitution, a clean-up exercise of the voters’ register must be done to ensure an updated version which excludes the deceased and those who shifted from the given locality.

“We have noted with concern that the registers that EC has provided to all polling stations have names of the deceased and has abandoned the use of the new updated register,” Mao said.

“For example, from Busia municipality, Akoth Zipopa voter number 07920901, date of birth 1st January, 1962 poling number 4 at Nangwe customs road B in Busia is now dead but the name is back on the register.”

Mao noted that this is a matter of concern since 5000 voters can upset an election and it is unfortunate that EC should play the role of a referee is now playing a partisan role.

“As usual we are extremely vigilant and are to equip our polling agents at every polling station with three documents including; the old register, the clean register and that possessing the deleted names and this is all done to ensure no irregularities.”

Mao reiterated, “We warn the EC not to become a ball in Museveni’s game of political ping pong, the people in Busia should be allowed to exercise their free choice on who should lead them or else there will be no voting.”

Mao added that in case EC goes ahead to use a wrong voters register, polling agents will ensure that the voting will be called off since they have a right under the laws.
Just two days to the Busia by-elections, price http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php opposition Democratic Party (DP) has issued a stern warning to the Electoral Commission challenging the validity of the voters registers.

“On 16th January, website like this http://cprescue.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/buddypress/my-locations.php 5000 names were deleted from Busia voters’ register according to the parish tribunal recommendation for the clean-up exercise; but unfortunately, http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/mailchimp/templates/include/images/secure.php EC is set to use the old register,” complained DP president Norbert Mao during a weekly press briefing.

Mao said according to the Electoral Commission Act Chapter 140 of the constitution, a clean-up exercise of the voters’ register must be done to ensure an updated version which excludes the deceased and those who shifted from the given locality.

“We have noted with concern that the registers that EC has provided to all polling stations have names of the deceased and has abandoned the use of the new updated register,” Mao said.

“For example, from Busia municipality, Akoth Zipopa voter number 07920901, date of birth 1st January, 1962 poling number 4 at Nangwe customs road B in Busia is now dead but the name is back on the register.”

Mao noted that this is a matter of concern since 5000 voters can upset an election and it is unfortunate that EC should play the role of a referee is now playing a partisan role.

“As usual we are extremely vigilant and are to equip our polling agents at every polling station with three documents including; the old register, the clean register and that possessing the deleted names and this is all done to ensure no irregularities.”

Mao reiterated, “We warn the EC not to become a ball in Museveni’s game of political ping pong, the people in Busia should be allowed to exercise their free choice on who should lead them or else there will be no voting.”

Mao added that in case EC goes ahead to use a wrong voters register, polling agents will ensure that the voting will be called off since they have a right under the laws.
Following a ‘coup’ by a group of youth under the JEEMA Revolutionary Council on Monday, order http://clubcycloautun.fr/wp-includes/rss.php the party leadership has assumed office and rubbished claims of any form of revolution.

Addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Mengo on Tuesday morning JEEMA President Asuman Basalirwa explained that there hasn’t been any taken over adding that his leadership is still in charge of the party and there is no need for alarm.

“JEEMA is a legally registered political party operating under the Constitution of Uganda and its own constitution which clearly defines how leadership can be assumed. It can therefore not be just taken over by some individuals for whatever reason, healing http://cikza.com/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php ” Basalirwa explained.

According to the party president however rubbished claims by some party officials that it was the invisible hand of the ruling NRM party that had caused mayhem and noted that the fracas was caused by their own youth league members but lashed at them for not following the right procedures.

“The young people who participated in the purported take over are indeed members of JEEMA and we appreciate the concerns raised but we detest the manner in which they handled the matter,”Basalirwa warned.

“They ought to understand the procedures and processes established under our constitution for raising grievances and expressing alternative views and opinions. They however chose to ignore this which is completely unacceptable.”

On the issue of not holding a delegates conference, Basalirwa explained that preparations are underway but noted that it’s not mandatory for the mid-term delegates conferences to be held as alleged by the youth league leaders.

“We shall be having a National Delegates Conference in the course of the year and the Secretary General has already issued guidelines for those who want to stand on party tickets.”

“We therefore have no problem with those aspiring for offices in the party and we think it’s good to hold ambitions within the party and national institutions at large. JEEMA is ready to support any member who expresses interest in standing for the highest office in the country.”

Basalirwa however revealed that a 6 man committee chaired by Sants Okema has been put in place and tasked to investigate the circumstances that led to the strange conduct of their youth members.

“The committee will accord al dissatisfied youth an opportunity to be heard but will in the same vein bring to book all those found to have acted over and above the principles and practices of the JEEMA party,” Basalirwa wanred.

On Monday morning a group of youth under the JEEMA Revolutionary Command Council and led by Sentongo Kyamundu stormed the political party’s headquarters in Kampala announced the toppling of the top leadership.

“The party that started work in 1996 has only grown weaker due to this lazy leadership. We of the JEEMA revolutionary council have taken over leadership of the party. This is a painful but inevitable revolution for the restoration of the party’s principles and aspirations,” said Kyamundu on Monday before violently throwing out the party spokesperson Swaibu Nsereko

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