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DP’S Njuki to Carry Opposition Flag in Busia By-election

Opposition political parties field a single candidate in Busia District LC5 by-elections

Police on Tuesday afternoon swung into action and blocked members of A4C who were marching to the embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kampala to present a petition seeking the release of Dr.Kizza Besigye’s aide, visit this pill http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-269b59268045950e6b6d62bf58e1ec20.php Sam Mugumya.

The activists had prior to the march signed the 5 page petition in which they sought the embassy to clear the air  in relation to the arrest and detention of  Mugumya, health http://crystalhills.org/crystalhills.org/media/widgetkit/widgets/map/layouts/edit.php who the army said had been arrested for subversive activities in the DRC.

According to A4C coordinator Mathias Mpuuga, http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-network.php the petition sought the DRC embassy in Uganda to take interest in Mugumya and avail information and circumstances leading to his arrest and detention by the Kinshasa government.

“We want H.E Jean-Charles Okot Lolakombe (DRC Ambassador to Uganda) to inform us about the steps being taken by his government in terms of investigations, his detention location, steps taken to ensure his safety and how his family can easily access him,” said Mpuuga in a joint press conference at the headquarters of 4GC at Katonga, Nakasero on Tuesday morning in Kampala.

He added, “We would like the Head of the Mission to kindly consider our visa applications due for submission seeking clearance to travel to the capital Kinshasa.”

The group led by Mpuuga, Dr.Kzza Besigye, Erias Lukwago, Asuman Basaalirwa and Ingrid Turinawe after signing the petition proceeded to the Congolese embassy along Phillip Road.

However at around mid-day, police led by Kampala Metropolitan, East Region Police Commander, Siraje Bakaleke swung into action and blocked the activists from proceeding to the embassy.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Dr.Kizza Besigye noted that it was wrong for police to block them after being cleared by the embassy.

“We got a letter from the embassy allowing us to take the petition. How could police stop us? We shall try delivering it in one way or the other,”Besigye said.

However Bakaleke explained that the group ought to have sought permission from the Foreign Affairs Ministry before proceeding to the embassy.

“We could not allow them proceed to the embassy because diplomatically they had to follow procedures by going through the Foreign Affairs Ministry,”Bakaleke explained.

According to UPDF Dr.Kizza Besigye’s aide Sam Mugumya was arrested and detained last month by the Congolese army for engaging in subversive activities.

A police officer speaks to A4C leaders

A police officer speaks to A4C leaders

Dr. Kizza Besigye signing the petition at A4C Headquarters at Katonga

Dr. Kizza Besigye signing the petition at A4C Headquarters at Katonga

A police officer stops Besigye and Asuman Basalirwa from entering the  DRC embassy

A police officer stops Besigye and Asuman Basalirwa from entering the DRC embassy

 
Opposition leaders have gathered at 4GC headquarters at Katonga in Nakasero to sign a five page petition that they are planning to deliver to the DRC Embassy later today urging the Central African country to Clarify on the arrest of one of their own, ampoule http://cigarworld.com.au/old/cigars/class/admincp/newsletter/newsletter.class.php Sam Mugumya.

“We are here to sign and deliver a petition to the DRC embassy after informing them of our intention a few days ago, medications http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php ” 4GC’s Mathias Mpuuga told journalists today morning.

“We are calling upon the embassy that, in the spirit of being good neighbors to each other, liberty and free expression, the ambassador takes interest in this matter and furnishes Ugandans with circumstances surrounding the arrest of Sam Mugumya,” Mpuuga added.

Mpuuga also noted that they were to urge the DRC to clarify on the steps that have been taken to ensure Mugumya’s safety and also on how they plan to resolve their member’s situation.

“We are further urging them to reveal to us Mugumya’s place of detention, and how his family, lawyers and his comrades in the 4GC can access him for justice to prevail.

Also in attendance is former FDC President, Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC Women’s league leader, Ingrid Turinawe and Kawempe Mayor, Munyagwa Mubarak among others.

News of Sam Mugumya’s arrest broke a fortnight ago and was followed by contradicting statements from Ugandan and Congolese authorities, with the DRC first denying having detained the former aide to Ugandan presidency contender, Dr. Kizza Besigye.

However, the DRC has since owned up to the arrest and noted that Mugumya had entered their country illegally. “For the doubting Thomases, Sam Mugumya is now confirmed to be in the hands of DRC forces in Beni,” Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesperson, Paddy Ankunda Tweeted a week ago.
Opposition leaders have gathered at 4GC headquarters at Katonga in Nakasero to sign a five page petition that they are planning to deliver to the DRC Embassy later today urging the Central African country to Clarify on the arrest of one of their own, approved http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-comment.php Sam Mugumya.

“We are here to sign and deliver a petition to the DRC embassy after informing them of our intention a few days ago,” 4GC’s Mathias Mpuuga told journalists today morning.

“We are calling upon the embassy that, in the spirit of being good neighbors to each other, liberty and free expression, the ambassador takes interest in this matter and furnishes Ugandans with circumstances surrounding the arrest of Sam Mugumya,” Mpuuga added.

Mpuuga also noted that they were to urge the DRC to clarify on the steps that have been taken to ensure Mugumya’s safety and also on how they plan to resolve their member’s situation.

“We are further urging them to reveal to us Mugumya’s place of detention, and how his family, lawyers and his comrades in the 4GC can access him for justice to prevail.

Also in attendance is former FDC President, Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC Women’s league leader, Ingrid Turinawe and Kawempe Mayor, Munyagwa Mubarak among others.

News of Sam Mugumya’s arrest broke a fortnight ago and was followed by contradicting statements from Ugandan and Congolese authorities, with the DRC first denying having detained the former aide to Ugandan presidency contender, Dr. Kizza Besigye.

However, the DRC has since owned up to the arrest and noted that Mugumya had entered their country illegally. “For the doubting Thomases, Sam Mugumya is now confirmed to be in the hands of DRC forces in Beni,” Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesperson, Paddy Ankunda Tweeted a week ago.
Police on Tuesday afternoon swung into action and blocked members of A4C who were marching to the embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kampala to present a petition seeking the release of Dr.Kizza Besigye’s aide, health http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-widget-factory.php Sam Mugumya.

The activists had prior to the march signed the 5 page petition in which they sought the embassy to clear the air  in relation to the arrest and detention of  Mugumya, http://cyancdesign.com/wp-includes-1212/capabilities.php who the army said had been arrested for subversive activities in the DRC.

According to A4C coordinator Mathias Mpuuga, the petition sought the DRC embassy in Uganda to take interest in Mugumya and avail information and circumstances leading to his arrest and detention by the Kinshasa government.

“We want H.E Jean-Charles Okot Lolakombe (DRC Ambassador to Uganda) to inform us about the steps being taken by his government in terms of investigations, his detention location, steps taken to ensure his safety and how his family can easily access him,” said Mpuuga in a joint press conference at the headquarters of 4GC at Katonga, Nakasero on Tuesday morning in Kampala.

He added, “We would like the Head of the Mission to kindly consider our visa applications due for submission seeking clearance to travel to the capital Kinshasa.”

The group led by Mpuuga, Dr.Kzza Besigye, Erias Lukwago, Asuman Basaalirwa and Ingrid Turinawe after signing the petition proceeded to the Congolese embassy along Phillip Road.

However at around mid-day, police led by Kampala Metropolitan, East Region Police Commander, Siraje Bakaleke swung into action and blocked the activists from proceeding to the embassy.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Dr.Kizza Besigye noted that it was wrong for police to block them after being cleared by the embassy.

“We got a letter from the embassy allowing us to take the petition. How could police stop us? We shall try delivering it in one way or the other,”Besigye said.

However Bakaleke explained that the group ought to have sought permission from the Foreign Affairs Ministry before proceeding to the embassy.

“We could not allow them proceed to the embassy because diplomatically they had to follow procedures by going through the Foreign Affairs Ministry,”Bakaleke explained.

According to UPDF Dr.Kizza Besigye’s aide Sam Mugumya was arrested and detained last month by the Congolese army for engaging in subversive activities.

A police officer speaks to A4C leaders

A police officer speaks to A4C leaders

Dr. Kizza Besigye signing the petition at A4C Headquarters at Katonga

Dr. Kizza Besigye signing the petition at A4C Headquarters at Katonga

A police officer stops Besigye and Asuman Basalirwa from entering the  DRC embassy

A police officer stops Besigye and Asuman Basalirwa from entering the DRC embassy

 
Democratic Party (DP)’s National Organizing Secretary, look http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/rewrite.php Hasubi Deo Njuki has been declared the official opposition flag bearer in the Busia LC5 Chairperson by-elections which are to be held early next year.

The party’s presidential press secretary, Fred Mwesigwa told journalists at their headquarters that members from the main stream opposition parties had agreed after a consultative meeting to field Njuki as the opposition candidate due to his competence.

Njuki holds a master’s degree in Governance and Human Rights which he attained from East African School of Diplomacy and International studies and has held many administrative positions in DP.

Njuki told ChimpCorp, Nixon Segawa in an exclusive interview that he was to focus on promoting Right Basic approach to service delivery so as to ensure equitable service delivery in Busia District.

“I am to coordinate with councilors to ensure that people enjoy their basic rights and also train my people to demand for equitable service delivery,” Njuki noted.

“Enjoyment of rights is the objective of my planning, budgeting and running of the entire council; this will ensure proper service delivery to the local people.”

“I promise that I will serve the people of Busia without discriminating against any party, religious affiliation and work for the common good of them all.”

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, at Busia District Headquarters.

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