Election 2016

Besigye Blocked from Attending FDC Leaders’ Meeting

Col Dr Kizza Besigye

Tension is building in the northern district of Pader ahead of a contentious vote recount for Aruu North county slated for today Monday.

The Aruu North Parliamentary seat was won by the Forum for Democratic Change’s Lucy Aciro who got 8972 during the 18th February general elections. She was only two ahead of National Resistance Movement’s Kidega Nabison Knocks who polled 8972.

Kidega who is the former Resident District Commissioner Amuru, cialis 40mg http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/64eb43f33da27571a9bce8490847120b.php petitioned the magistrates court in Pader that granted his prayers for a vote recount.

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There were reports that supporters of the FDC candidate stormed the Pader police station and destroyed the ballot papers

There were reports that supporters of the FDC candidate stormed the Pader police station and destroyed the ballot boxes 

The vote recount was scheduled for today and all the preparations were done at the Magistrates Court but the members of opposition FDC led by the Aruu South constituency Member of Parliament, medicine http://davepallone.com/wp-admin/includes/schema.php Odonga Otto protested the move saying some of the ballot boxes that were held at District Police Headquarters have been compromised.

The police itself on Sunday said that the boxes under their watch were tempered with and the case was recorded by their own ASP Nimanya Godson who is the Officer in Charge Criminal Investigations Department, under SD Reference 2627. Police claimed it was done by unidentified people.
Police have stopped Dr Kizza Besigye from leaving his residence in Kasangati, visit this site http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/seo-tools.php Wakiso District on Monday afternoon.

Officials said Besigye intended to travel to the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe Road for a meeting.

He was intercepted by security forces outside his gate.

Today’s management meeting intends to analyse the current political situation and draw a roadmap for the FDC.

One of the critical issues on today’s agenda is whether the party should contest the outcome of the election in the Supreme Court.

According to Besigye’s lawyer, clinic http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/protect.php David Mpanga, price an aggrieved candidate has 10 days to prepare and lodge a presidential election petition, adding, “This is a very short time. Time runs out on Tuesday.”

After being denied access to Dr Besigye’s residence last week, Mpanga observed: “I do not think that Besigye has had a fair opportunity to prepare for a petition. This is very unfortunate for him and for the country.”

The FDC strongman had previously ruled out seeking redress in the courts of law, saying their independence was not solid.

There are sections in FDC calling for defiance campaigns across the country.

The conservatives believe FDC needs to rebuild structures to consolidate its support at grassroots structures in preparation for the next election.

This group believes opposition losing an election petition would eventually legitimise Museveni’s election.

After today’s meeting, FDC’s National Executive Committee will sit to decide on the party’s way forward.

Police are yet to speak out on today’s events. Besigye has been arrested over ten times since the February 18 presidential elections.


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