Election 2016

Besigye Risks Arrest Over Late Night Campaigns – Police


President Yoweri Museveni has reassured the country that the coming elections will be conducted and concluded without any disturbance.

This was entailed in his brief message as the country enters the election month today. Museveni also argued Ugandans not to listen to the pessimists and those preparing for anarchy during and after the elections.

“It is a new month, this site http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/template-loader.php one where Ugandans will exercise their right to choose their leaders. That is the democracy that the NRM fought for and will continue to defend passionately, visit http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/structure/header.php ” he said.

“Like I have said before, the elections will pass peacefully. Ignore those sounding war-drums.”

Museveni’s message comes only a day after the arrest and detention of his former spymaster General David Tinyefuza, who recently made remarks that were deemed partisan and contrary to what is expected of an army officer, according to the UPDF.

Tinyefuza while appearing on television last week said he was mobilizing an uprising that would forcefully topple the current NRM government. He was yesterday picked up at his home in Naguru and detained at the Makindye Military barracks from where he will be taken to Court Martial on Tuesday.

Other politicians directed involved in the February 18th elections such as Col Dr Kizza Besigye have severally called upon their supporters to rise up against the regime once it attempts to rig the elections.

Uganda Police’s Interpol Director and head of inter-agency communication task team (consists of police, illness http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/main.php UPDF  and other security agencies)  Asan Kasingye has warned Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate and opposition strongman Dr. Kizza Besige for continuously flouting the campaign rules.

Addressing journalists at the Police headquarters in Naguru, Kasingye noted that Besigye has continued to violate the presidential elections guidelines which stipulate that campaigns must end at 6pm.

“We have noted increased acts of defiance exhibited by the FDC camp which include campaigning after the stipulated time. A case of reference is January 29, when Besigye addressed a rally at 8:25pm in Kiruhura and Ibanda. Efforts to advise Besigye not to campaign were futile,” Kasingye told journalists on Monday.

He added that police could not allow such acts of defiance and indiscipline noting that they had to disperse the crowds that were turning into a security risk.

“What if criminals or other armed gangs join the crowds and something happens, who would be held responsible? Before being made into law, parliament first looked at dangers of being without such a regulation, so no one should violate it. The law was not put in place to be defied,” he warned.

The police boss revealed that they have asked all police officers to record videos of all rallies to get evidence to be used in case anyone violates the electoral laws.

“We respect the democratic right of all candidates and supporters in expressing their civil rights and responsibilities but would like to advise them to do it in accordance with the law. One anyone breaks the laws, they ought to be charged,” he said.



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