Election 2016

EC Denies Recruiting Military Officers as Clerks

Biriggwa says EC is recruiting military officers, a charge the Electoral Commission denies

Three top tier teams were eliminated from this year’s Uganda cup competition from the round of 64 in games played on Sunday 7th February in different venues around the country.

A week ago, viagra http://communityseven.com/ext/sitesplat/bbcore/event/admin_listener.php JMC Hippos were the only team to beat Kenyan giants Tusker FC in a preseason friendly and on Sunday they became the first team to go down to a lower tier side inside normal 90 minutes of play falling 2-1 to Kampala University in Luweero.

The biggest shock of the round 64 was in Nyakasinga where 2014 champions URA FC fell to big league debutants Suncity FC from Kasese. The match ended 7-6 after penalty shootouts following a one all draw.

Another big league club, store http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/aggregator/page.php Kira young followed same track defeating army side Simba FC 5-4 in shootouts after a barren draw in normal time.

In the other games, Bright Stars and Sadolin Paints Fc cruised with ease past Kireka United and non-league side St. Mary’s Fc by 3-1 and 5-1 margins respectively.

The round of 64 games end on Tuesday with last season finalists KCCA FC travelling to Kakyeka stadium to play Mbarara soccer academy. The next round will be played next weekend.

Sunday results
SUNCITY (7)1-1(6) URA FC

St. Marys 1-5 Sadolin Paints fc

Kampala University 2-1 JMC Hippos

Kira Young 5(0)-(0)4 Simba Fc
The Electoral Commission has described “utterly false” and “baseless” claims by opposition that the electoral body is recruiting military officers as polling officials ahead of the February 18 elections, order http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class-wp-post-type.php Chimp Corps report.

FDC National Chairman, information pills Wasswa Biriggwa told press at FDC Headquarters in Kampala on Monday that, health “We have learnt that the EC is recruiting members of the military as tally clerks,” adding, “This information is credible.”

Biriggwa said this was a carefully planned strategy to rig the elections in favour of the ruling NRM party.

He did not provide evidence to back up his claims but insisted the information was obtained from reliable sources in the ruling establishment.

Contacted, Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa said, “This is nothing but part of the wider campaign to discredit the commission.”

He added: “We put out an advert calling for polling officials and we haven’t received applications from soldiers. We want senior six leavers operating from their residential areas and with experience in data entry. They must be of high integrity.”

Taremwa said “wild allegations” would not help at a time when the country is looking forward towards a successful election.

According to the advert seen by ChimpReports, the Tally Clerks “shall be responsible to entering of elections into the Election Results Transmission and Dissemination System.”

On his part, Biriggwa defended the P-10 groups of youth formed at grassroots level to mobilise for Dr Kizza Besigye, saying the teams are not a militia.

Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala recently warned that P-10 was a plot to raise a militia to perpetrate violence during the election.

He said the armed forces would crush any form of violence by the opposition groups.

“We would like to inform our supporters involved in the P10 that you are not breaking any law. Continue with the mobilisation,” said Biriggwa.

“We haven’t trained any militia.”

Biriggwa said the FDC top leadership met with EC boss Eng Badru Kiggundu over calls for defiance.

“Defiance is to what Resistance is to NRM,” said Biriggwa.

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