Election 2016

FDC Prep for Court Battle with Gen Kayihura

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will on Wednesday take on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), price http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php Kale Kayihura, find http://contentisbae.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader.php the Attorney General and the Chairman Electoral Commission (EC) chief Eng Badru Kiggundu in courts of law for jeopardizing the election period in the country.

“On Wednesday, http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/router/module.router.php one of our Electoral commissioners (Michael Kabaziguruka) will be appearing in the High Court before Justice Kabiito on behalf of the party,” revealed the party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda at a weekly press briefing on Monday at Najjanankumbi.

“Specifically, you have all seen the Electoral Commission deliberately misinterpreting Section 3 of the Presidential Elections Act as regards to consultations by presidential aspirants and authorities hide under that to say that if you are a presidential aspirant, you can’t hold rallies and as well mobilize,” Ssemujju noted.

Kiggundu recently told the media that campaign activities must wait until presidential candidates are nominated in November.

“Some aspirants are turning consultative meetings into open campaigns and rallies contrary to the law,” said Kiggundu recently.

“At this phase of the electoral period, there are no presidential candidates and therefore campaigns are not allowed. There are only presidential aspirants who are allowed to carry out consultative meetings.”

In the meantime, the FDC mouthpiece observed that Kayihura has also been seen “deliberately misinterpreting the Public Order and Management Act by refusing opposition politicians from conducting any mobilizations.”

Police maintain the political parties must follow the roadmap issued by the EC and also liaise with the law enforcement body to conduct peaceful rallies.

But Ssemujju said FDC has asked court to first of all “declare the interpretations and actions of Kayihura unconstitutional and the hearing of this case kicks off on Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, FDC leaders are set to hold a consultative meeting in Katonga on Monday afternoon to take a final decision on to which date the party’s flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye will be nominated by the EC.

FDC had booked November 3 only for EC to reveal that NRM had already reserved the said date.

“We are to decide on the time since we want so much to avoid the final day,” said Ssemujju.


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