Election 2016

Inside Besigye, Mbabazi New Government Plan

Mbabazi, Besigye,  Moreno Ocampo, Otunnu and Kofi Annan among other opposition supporters in UK recently

Angry Democratic Party Members from Mukono South Constituency led by their Chairperson Saul Wamala have stormed the party headquarters at City House in Kampala, cost view http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/forms/tickets-form.php accusing the party Executive Committee for halting party primaries in favor of one candidate.

Under the instructions of the party Secretary General, seek http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/views/default-template.php Mathias Nsubuga, the constituency delegates conference which was to take place yesterday to among other elect a flag bearer, was halted by police.

In a petition seen by Chimp Reports, Wamala blames leaders from the headquarters for hijacking his powers conferred upon him as the constituency head.

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“As a reminder, the office of Mukono South Constituency received a letter from your office dated October 20 in which communication was made to our office authorizing us to conduct party primaries… This prompted the executive, delegates and members concerned to put together their efforts, time and funds for the exercise,” reads the petition signed by the area Secretary General, Brian Lugoloobi.

“However, to our disappointment another document from your office dated October 26, was received on the D day halting the delegates conference citing issues raised in a letter written to your office on October 16 which would not halt the delegates conference.”

“This has therefore raised disappointment to the executive committee and delegates and as such we therefore call upon your quick intervention in the matter and above all we request that our right to have a democratically elected flag bearer is not sabotaged.”

The fight in the constituency is between Fred Kayondo and Aaron Kalule Mboowa who are vying for the Member of Parliament flag in the party.

It is said that after the two applied for the seat, the party executive chose to endorse Kalule as the party flag bearer, knocking out Kayondo on allegations that he had not spent more than 5 years in the party.

However, this didn’t go on well with Kayondo who sought redress from the area leadership desiring that the delegates should decide on who to hold their flag through a secret ballot other than going by the decision of the party executive.

Kayondo’s group has gone further to accuse the party treasurer, Issa Kikungwe of having a hand in all the mess in the area since Kalule is his personal driver.

To calm down the situation, the party Secretary General, Mathias Nsubuga through a phone call has called on all the parties for a meeting on Monday, November 2 to iron out all the grievances.

 

 

 
Angry Democratic Party Members from Mukono South Constituency led by their Chairperson Saul Wamala have stormed the party headquarters at City House in Kampala, sildenafil http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php accusing the party Executive Committee for halting party primaries in favor of one candidate.

Under the instructions of the party Secretary General, http://cssassociation.org/plugins/swiftmailer/preferences.php Mathias Nsubuga, http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-c43df4fe412b5b8749a9d5559a0a1358.php the constituency delegates conference which was to take place yesterday to among other elect a flag bearer, was halted by police.

In a petition seen by Chimp Reports, Wamala blames leaders from the headquarters for hijacking his powers conferred upon him as the constituency head.

“As a reminder, the office of Mukono South Constituency received a letter from your office dated October 20 in which communication was made to our office authorizing us to conduct party primaries… This prompted the executive, delegates and members concerned to put together their efforts, time and funds for the exercise,” reads the petition signed by the area Secretary General, Brian Lugoloobi.

“However, to our disappointment another document from your office dated October 26, was received on the D day halting the delegates conference citing issues raised in a letter written to your office on October 16 which would not halt the delegates conference.”

“This has therefore raised disappointment to the executive committee and delegates and as such we therefore call upon your quick intervention in the matter and above all we request that our right to have a democratically elected flag bearer is not sabotaged.”

The fight in the constituency is between Fred Kayondo and Aaron Kalule Mboowa who are vying for the Member of Parliament flag in the party.

It is said that after the two applied for the seat, the party executive chose to endorse Kalule as the party flag bearer, knocking out Kayondo on allegations that he had not spent more than 5 years in the party.

However, this didn’t go on well with Kayondo who sought redress from the area leadership desiring that the delegates should decide on who to hold their flag through a secret ballot other than going by the decision of the party executive.

Kayondo’s group has gone further to accuse the party treasurer, Issa Kikungwe of having a hand in all the mess in the area since Kalule is his personal driver.

To calm down the situation, the party Secretary General, Mathias Nsubuga through a phone call has called on all the parties for a meeting on Monday, November 2 to iron out all the grievances.

 

 

 
More details on the ‘Statement of Principles’ signed between Dr Kizza Besigye and Hon Amama Mbabazi have been revealed, order http://chutneyrestaurant.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-user.php providing for the position of a powerful Prime Minister  who cannot be sacked by the President.

“We shall go into the elections, diagnosis http://darkriver.net/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php as agreed, ailment http://darioergas.org/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php as a single coalition with one presidential candidate,” reads the first resolution of the principles signed by Dr Besigye and Mbabazi on October 29.

During the opposition leaders’ meeting in London, Besigye and Mbabazi further agreed to form an election protection mechanism during 2016 electoral process.

This will be aimed at combating the NRM government accused of engaging in electoral malpractices.

In the government of national unity and reform that shall be formed in case they win an election, the two aspirants agreed that there shall be a “Prime Minister with the authority to perform executive functions as shall be provided for by the parties to this agreement.”

According to the principles, the Prime Minister shall be formally appointed by the president following the elections and “shall not be removed by the president.”

The move is seen as a big step forward in coalescing opposition’s efforts against President Museveni’s government.

The discussions were held under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation and attended by representatives of foreign groups.

Attempts to secure a joint presidential candidate failed during TDA talks in Kampala and later Nairobi.

Dr Besigye said then that he could not rally behind Mbabazi as his commitment to good governance and accountability remained questionable.

In Nairobi, the two leaders failed to reach a consensus during talks mediated by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

That the two leaders agreed to settle their differences with one stepping down to support the other underscores the increasing influence of foreign powers on Uganda’s opposition groups.

Mbabazi, Besigye,  Moreno Ocampo, Otunnu and Kofi Annan among other opposition supporters in UK last week

Mbabazi, Besigye, Moreno Ocampo, Otunnu and Kofi Annan among other opposition supporters in UK last week

Cabinet

According to the ‘State of Principles,’ each party to the agreement shall nominate one person to be appointed as one of two deputy prime ministers.

The cabinet shall consist of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, two Deputy Prime Ministers, and other Ministers.

The president shall appoint members of the cabinet whom the president will have agreed upon with the prime minister based on the principle of portfolio balance (allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return – Ed) as shall be specified by the parties to this agreement.

In case of a reshuffle, the two politician’s agreement provides that the “removal of any minister of the coalition shall be subject to consultation and concurrence in writing by the parties to this agreement”.

This is perhaps aimed at avoiding betrayal whereby a President decides to sack ministers loyal to the prime minister.

Mbabazi and Besigye are expected to issue a statement on Monday on who will be stepping down for the other.

Should this alliance win the election, the principles provide that “the government of national unity/ and reform shall within the first year carry out democratic reforms and provide for constitutional governance and free and fair elections within a period not to exceed two years.”

The two NRA historicals decided that in the interest of the unity of Ugandans committed to democratic change, they will submit these principles to their respective political structures for discussion and ratification.

This means FDC’s top leadership organs must endorse these principles. Besigye and his closest ally Nandala Mafabi will have to convince NEC to buy this idea.

The parties are expected to agree on the persons and institutions that will serve as guarantors of the agreement under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

They concluded: “We wish to state, finally, that we are fully committed to unity and the fielding of a single presidential candidate under these principles.”

Mbabazi speaks out

In a press statement issued today, Mbabazi said TDA-Go Forward held a Summit meeting during which the statement of Principles was discussed.

He said the Summit adopted and ratified these principles as a basis for further negotiations.

“We have now designated a team of six to immediately engage in these negotiations with the FDC to give full effect to all the principles agreed upon,” said Mbabazi.

“We are committed to completing this process before the Presidential Nominations take place,” he said, before inviting his supporters to his nomination as a presidential candidate on Tuesday next week.

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