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Busia By-Elections: Opposition Accuse EC of Siding With NRM

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao

The united opposition for the Busia LC5 by-elections have demonstrated disagreement over the move by Electoral Commission (EC) to disrupt the election campaigns.
Speaking to journalists, sildenafil purchase http://conceptbath.com/wp-admin/includes/options.php Democratic Party (DP) president, this web http://chemspec-api.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php Norbert Mao noted that they have learnt that EC had moved to disorganize the campaign program by allowing president Museveni to campaign for the NRM candidate on dates (18th to 20th January), viagra dosage and places that were earlier designated for the opposition according to the campaign program.
Mao said this clearly displays that the electoral Commission is continuing to act by the directives of president Museveni and not operating independently.
“This is not the first time, EC is behaving in such a manner, I was equally antagonised in my presidential campaigns in 2011 when president Museveni was campaigning in Ntungamo,” Mao quarrelled.
“We shall stay in the places that we have to be campaigning as earlier stipulated by the campaign program and we shall not allow to be transferred to other destinations.”
Mao added that the immense pressure mounting on the NRM in Busia had sparked off many reactions which included “police officers openly campaigning for the NRM candidate.”
Opposition candidate and member of the Democratic Party, Hasubi Deo Njoki will be facing off with NRM’s Samuel Ekoju.
The Busia LC5 Chairperson seat fell vacant after, Patrick Wedakule was disqualified by the Court of Appeal which ruled that he had abused the Office.
The Electoral Commission (EC) set January 22nd as the polling date for the by-election after the nomination of candidates that shall be conducted on December 3rd and 4th, 2014, at Busia District Headquarters.

 

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