Be Impartial: European Union Urges Uganda Police, EC

The European Union has added its voice to the rising concerns of violence that has marked different parts of the ongoing electoral season in Uganda.

The EU yesterday joined other foreign forces to condemn the “growing tension” ahead of the Uganda February 2016 Elections.

“The European Union notes with concern the increased tension in campaigning ahead of the February 2016 elections, troche more about ” they said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The European Union calls for all parties to exercise restraint, cure ensuring a climate conducive to peaceful, medical transparent and credible elections.”

The call comes on the heels of United States’ Embassy’s condemnation of the recent clash between supporters of President Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi in Ntungamo and the  manner in which it was handled.

Next week the EC is expected to send it its team observers to take stalk of the campaign process. The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) which arrives on December 28 was reportedly requested by Government of Uganda.

In their message, the EU urged the Uganda Police and Electoral commission to be balanced while handling these cases of violence.

This was in light of the stern reaction of police following the December 13 Ntungamo clashes in which dozens of campaign team members of Mbabazi have been arrested.

“We invite in particular the Electoral Commission and the Ugandan Police Force to treat all occurring incidents with impartiality and neutrality, and to ensure a level playing field for all candidates allowing them to campaign without interference.”

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