Court Martial To Finally Pass Judgement On Brig Ondoga

Brig Ondoga and Lt Col Sam Kirya

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) has commenced the process of getting a new party president to replace the outgoing Amb. Olara Otunu, buy information pills there who expressed disinterest in running for another term.

Addressing journalists at the party headquarters at Uganda House in Kampala, the party’s Electoral Commission Chairman; Canon Andrew Nyote said there was an overwhelming response following an invitation for applications on April 9.

“Nine aspiring candidates picked up declaration and nomination forms and by close of the exercise, seven aspiring candidates had returned their forms and fulfilled the requirements for further processing of their applications as candidates for party president,” Nyote noted.

The shortlisted members include; Joseph Bossa the outgoing party Vice president, Edward Kakonge the party National Chairman, Benson Obua-Ogwal, Julius Ochen, Dan Okello, David K. Pulkol and Sam Musamali Wandeka.

Nyote said between April 20 and 24, the party electoral commission will complete the processing of the forwarded applications in order to circulate the names of the aspiring party presidential candidates to the party district conference.

“From 27th April to May 14, presidential candidates will be canvassing for District Conference (DC) endorsement and on May 16, DC will convene to consider nominating party candidates in accordance with Article 11.2 (6) of the party constitution.”

He emphasized that on May 23 to June 8, the party will hold national campaigns for presidential candidates and will hold National council session on 10 and 11 June.

The party will be convening a Delegates Conference on June 12 from where a new party president will be elected.

Meanwhile, the party spokesperson, Okello Lucima noted that the party is looking forward to receiving their share of the Shs 10bn that was released by Electoral Commission (EC) to facilitate political party campaign activities.

“We received a notice from EC and we are soon forwarding our bank details and we shall use the money for its intended purposes of running party activities,” Lucima said.

Makindye General court martial has set 4th May as the date to pronounce its ruling in a case where Brig Michael Ondoga and Lt Col Sam Kirya are accused of Failure to execute their duties during their deployment in a mission in Somalia.

Ondoga who was a contingent commander in Amisom and Lt Col Sam at Kirya who was an information officer at Ugandan command in Amisom, viagra buy were arraigned before the General court martial on 31st October 2013 and charged with one count of failure to brief contrary to section 123 (1) (a) 2005 (2) of the UPDF act and another of failure to execute ones duties which they all pleaded not guilty.

Later on, more about the court acquitted them of one of the charges of failure to brief. Prosecution assayed to prove that these two committed the alleged offences and produced five witnesses, whose testimony will be based on by the court while pronouncing its judgment.

Prosecution alleges that these two on deployment to Somalia on Amisom Mission were informed of illegal power connections to civilian buildings but they didn’t act as expected despite the fact that they had powers and authority to do so.



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