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Besigye Nomination Set for October 5

Hon Ssemujju speaking to journalists at Kibuli Mosque on recently (Photo: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

The defense side in the case where six aides of the former Intelligence chief General David Sejusa are accused of treachery in the General court martial, generic doctor http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-includes/template-loader.php has asked court to set free the accused because ‘all the state prosecution witnesses who were presented told court lies in their testimony.’

The defense counsel David Mushabe submitted that the prosecution failed to pin the accused and presented to court untrustworthy witnesses who told court lies and coached information which was not corroborating, with intent of having innocent men imprisoned.

Mushabe pointed out the testimony by prosecution witnesses Corporal Sam Rwija and Corporal Jotham Kagiri who told court contradictory information.

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He noted that Kagiri in his earlier statements he had pointed out that Maj Gen Biraro planned to overthrow government but later on denied this statement saying that he had only talked about Gen Tinyefuza and that he knew nothing about Gen Biraro.

The other prosecution witness was Sgt James Muhanguzi, whose testimony the defense also described as hearsay and unreliable, because he was a soldier at Sekanyonyi at the time of the alleged crime.

In summary Mushabe referred to the evidence of all prosecution witnesses inundated with malicious falsehoods, hearsay, corruption, inconsistence and contradictions that no reasonable tribunal can find a case for the accused to answer.

Nasasira Grace and Karuhanga Geoffrey are charged with Treachery Contrary to Section 129(d) of the UPDF act while others Private Ninsiima Frank, Nayebare James, Nuwagaba Moses Karugahi and Twinamatsiko Abel are charged with commission of Treachery Contrary to section 184 of the UPDF act.

General Court martial Chairman Major Levi Karuhanga adjourned this matter to 13th October for state to reply on this submission.
A few hours after the failure of The Democratic Alliance TDA to field its joint candidate in the forthcoming Presidential elections, this http://cyancdesign.com/wp-includes/option.php Forum for Democratic Change FDC has set October 5, troche http://dbkschool.net/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-installer-skin.php 2015 as the date of nominating Dr Kizza Besigye as the party’s presidential candidate.

This was revealed by FDC Spokesperson, http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/edit-contact-form.php Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda on Thursday while speaking on the sidelines of Eid celebrations at Kibuli Mosque.

“On October 5, we will nominate our candidate Dr Kizza Besigye,” said Ssemujju.

According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, the presidential aspirants’ respective parties must officially write to the electoral body to book a date for nomination.

The EC has temporarily set October 5 and 6 as nomination dates for presidential candidates.

“On that day, presidential aspirants present to us the nomination forms and proof for academic qualifications,” said EC publicist Jotham Taremwa.

“After verifying the authenticity of documents and supporters’ forms, we then declare them candidates thus flagging off their campaigns,” he added.

FDC is yet to return Besigye’s nomination forms to the Electoral Commission. Neither have they booked space for nomination which is set to take place at Mandela National Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ssemujju said FDC rejected the joint candidature of Hon Amama Mbabazi as they could not verify his alleged support within NRM structures.

He said Mbabazi informed The Democratic Alliance that he had considerable support in NRM, a reason he maintained his membership to the party.

“TDA failed because Amama Mbabazi needed more time for his supporters who are still in the NRM party primaries to finish up yet there is no time because we are not sure that they will join him,” said Ssemujju.

“But we shall continue working together as opposition members because we all have the same goal of getting power from the ruling NRM party,” he added.

Ssemujju said political parties seeking a change in government would meet next week to forge a way forward ahead of the 2016 elections.

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