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Museveni Defends Victory: “It Should Have Been 80%”

President Yoweri Museveni

Football chiefs in the world have voted Gianni Infantino to take over the most powerful seat in football in elections held at an extra ordinary meeting in Zurich on Friday 26.

Mr Infantino, troche http://chachanova.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php who was the secretary general of UEFA, http://chanceandhydrick.com/wp-content/plugins/layerslider/editor.php received 115 out of a possible 207 votes in the second round of voting in Zurich.

The Swiss won  the first round of voting but without the necessary two-third majority to secure an immediate victory. He received 88 of the 207 votes with Sheikh Salman three behind on 85.

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Prince Ali gained 27 and Jerome Champagne, http://ctrdv.fr/pmb3/opac_css/includes/search_rouenbs.inc.php a former French diplomat who had previously worked for FIFA.

The Swiss will replace disgraced former chief Mr Blatter, who has been suspended for six years for ethics violations after 18 roller-coaster years in charge.

He will be taking over the chieftaincy at a time when the image of the world body has been tainted with cases of corruption, racketeering and money laundering.

Actually, the Swiss authorities are investigating the bidding process surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups while numerous officials have been indicted in the U.S over allegations of racketeering and money laundering.

Blatter, who won a fifth term in office last May before laying down his mandate on June 2, has since been banned from all football-related activities.

The elections
At the beginning of the proceedings, it was confirmed to the Congress that 207 FIFA member associations were entitled to vote (the member associations of Indonesia and Kuwait could not vote due to their respective suspensions).

The candidate Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from the election after his address to the Congress.

Before the elections, , the Extraordinary FIFA Congress approved a set of landmark reforms to FIFA’s governance structure, including improvements to the governance of global football, a clear separation of commercial and political decision-making, greater scrutiny of senior officials, and commitments to women in football and human
rights.

Results of the elections for the office of FIFA President:
Ballot 1:
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 27 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa: 85 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 7 votes
Gianni Infantino: 88 votes
Ballot 2:
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 4 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa: 88 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 0 votes
Gianni Infantino: 115 votes

 
Football chiefs in the world have voted Gianni Infantino to take over the most powerful seat in football in elections held at an extra ordinary meeting in Zurich on Friday 26.

Mr Infantino, page http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-4b54b85fbe6a48fc062b7c210119017d.php who was the secretary general of UEFA, help received 115 out of a possible 207 votes in the second round of voting in Zurich.

The Swiss won  the first round of voting but without the necessary two-third majority to secure an immediate victory. He received 88 of the 207 votes with Sheikh Salman three behind on 85.

Prince Ali gained 27 and Jerome Champagne, a former French diplomat who had previously worked for FIFA.

The Swiss will replace disgraced former chief Mr Blatter, who has been suspended for six years for ethics violations after 18 roller-coaster years in charge.

He will be taking over the chieftaincy at a time when the image of the world body has been tainted with cases of corruption, racketeering and money laundering.

Actually, the Swiss authorities are investigating the bidding process surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups while numerous officials have been indicted in the U.S over allegations of racketeering and money laundering.

Blatter, who won a fifth term in office last May before laying down his mandate on June 2, has since been banned from all football-related activities.

The elections
At the beginning of the proceedings, it was confirmed to the Congress that 207 FIFA member associations were entitled to vote (the member associations of Indonesia and Kuwait could not vote due to their respective suspensions).

The candidate Tokyo Sexwale withdrew from the election after his address to the Congress.

Before the elections, , the Extraordinary FIFA Congress approved a set of landmark reforms to FIFA’s governance structure, including improvements to the governance of global football, a clear separation of commercial and political decision-making, greater scrutiny of senior officials, and commitments to women in football and human
rights.

Results of the elections for the office of FIFA President:
Ballot 1:
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 27 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa: 85 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 7 votes
Gianni Infantino: 88 votes
Ballot 2:
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: 4 votes
Shk. Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa: 88 votes
Jérôme Champagne: 0 votes
Gianni Infantino: 115 votes

 
By: President Yoweri Museveni

The NRM has always been a revolutionary organization, drugs http://cenariospizza.com/wp-includes/revision.php aiming at four principles: patriotism (non-sectarianism and no gender chauvinism), http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/gateways/class-wc-payment-gateway-echeck.php Pan-Africanism, social-economic transformation and democracy.

We started by conducting, successfully, two wars of resistance (1971-79 and 1981-86). We won those wars because we had a correct ideology, strategy and a just cause.

Since 1986 we have successfully defended the revolution against a whole spectrum of counter-revolutionaries and terrorists, many sponsored by external forces.

We, therefore, as in the resistance wars, used bullets to successfully defend the Revolution.

Since we were in the open society by this time, we had also, through democracy, to defend the Revolution using ballots.

In the election for the CA (1993), the General Elections of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, the people, working with the NRM, successfully defended the Revolution.

Even in the present exercise, again, the people of Uganda, so many petty contradictions notwithstanding, have stood with the NRM to defend the Revolution.

We have won a resounding victory of about 65% in the Presidential elections and 282 NRM MPs elected.

We have delivered a knock-out in spite of the evil-minded falsehoods and demagoguery of the opposition.

I say 65% because many of the 455,175 invalid votes were NRM votes. How did I know this? I knew this because at Mafudu, the Late Wapa’s place, my young brother Mbabazi beat me by 5 votes.

Yet 45 invalid votes were all mine. How were they invalid? It was because my supporters ticked on the symbol (the bus) or even on the candidate.

The intention of the voter would be clear. This was due to not sensitizing our agents and even the election officials.

This ended up taking away about 5% of our votes. This, however, is not a new phenomenon.

Even in the past elections, we got these types of losses for NRM, probably not on the same magnitude.

Without this organizational weakness, our vote should be around 65% for the President in this week’s vote.

Even then, that should not have been the vote we should have got given the work NRM has done, especially in the area of infrastructure (roads, electricity, schools, health centers, piped water, etc.) and also in the area of peace and security.

We should have got 80% in my opinion.

However, that potential high score was undermined by some mistakes of some of our leaders.

One long standing mistake has been poor supervision of government services e.g. health care and the stealing of drugs from health centres.

Wherever I went during the campaigns, the youthful population of our children and grand-children was complaining about this – stealing of drugs by health workers, absenteeism by the same workers, negligence and even asking for bribes.

In Kassanda Health Centre, these accusations were confirmed when I sent, subsequently, an investigation team.

We were about to arrest the health workers but the public forgave them. This is all due to poor supervision by both the technical staff (PS, CAO, Gombolola Chief, Town Clerk, etc.) and also by the political class.

Why should it be difficult to check on the drugs even by the political class in the area? The argument that health workers are poorly paid is nonsensical because the workers in private hospitals are paid less than in government hospitals. Yet they work efficiently. This irritates the public a lot in spite of their support for the NRM. Dr. Diana Atwiine’s Unit has arrested 227 health workers.

The problem, however, is the leniency of the Courts. They release these people. I have talked to the Chief Justice about this.

The other contradiction within the NRM was on account of the Primaries. There was a lot of alleged rigging by some of the actors.

To compound this problem, our Electoral Commission did not get time to exhaustively investigate and rectify these allegations.

Sometimes, it would involve the misuse of the security forces or bias by the RDCs. I, personally, investigated two situations and provided some remedy which stabilized the political situation in the two areas.

One situation was Kanungu (especially Kinkizi West) and the other situation was in Bukono Constituency of Namutumba.

In Kanungu, it was clear that the Primaries’ results of the MP candidate for Kinkizi West and the LCV Chairperson had been altered in favour of other people because the winners were thought to be “pro-Mbabazi”.

This was very wrong. How were they “pro-Mbabazi”? The allegation was that during the day, they are pro-NRM but during the night they are pro-Mbabazi.

Even if that was the case, this was not the correct way to handle it. The correct way would have been to patiently investigate these allegations and, if confirmed, discipline those leader

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