Election 2016

INSIDE STORY: NRM Fails to Front Candidate for Kitgum LC 5 Chair Race

The Kitgum District Electoral Commission Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru has cleared only four candidates to take part in the LC5 Chairman race in the 2016 elections.

Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has now publicly stated that retired Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde has received millions of shillings to undermine his candidature, visit web http://craigpatchett.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php Chimp Corps report.

Both Tumukunde and Mbabazi served as spymasters under President Museveni.

While Mbabazi was the External Security chief, viagra sale http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-user-endpoint.php Minister for Defence and later Security, http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/content-product.php Tumukunde emerged from the NRA bush war as a machine gunner before rising to the helm of Internal Security and Military Intelligence.

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Considered as some of the most powerful security chiefs at the time, Mbabazi and Tumukunde would as well clandestinely carry out political mobilisation for Museveni’s presidential elections.

Ironically, the two are now fighting different battles.

While Mbabazi continues to covertly build, coordinate and strengthen his mobilisation structures at the grassroots to defeat President Museveni in the 2016 elections, Tumukunde is fighting hard to protect the incumbent.

This has put the duo on a collision course.

A few days ago, Tumukunde flew a chopper to Mbabazi’s rally venue in Kabarole district before being told to vacate the area by police chief Gen Kale Kayihura.

Tumukunde intimidation

Addressing journalists in Arua District on Tuesday morning, Mbabazi expressed shock at Tumukunde’s determination to disrupt his rallies.

“I really don’t know who commands Tumukunde,” said Mbabazi w.

“’I don’t know where he gets his ‘millions’ he is using to buy people.’”

Tumukunde is yet to speak out on the allegations. His known telephone number is off.

Mbabazi said “Tumukunde is always going ahead of me,” adding, “buying people not to attend my rallies is not good. People are not commodities to be bought.”

He further said Tumukunde’s actions and defacing his posters by NRM officials underline attempts to intimidate his supporters and frustrate his political ambitions.

“There is a sign of fear on their part and this intimidation is meant to hinder us from spreading our message,” charged Mbabazi.

He said the people of West Nile overwhelmed the people trying to intimidate them.

“We would like to appeal to state to stop using its resources to intimidate our supporters,” said Mbabazi.

Asked to explain why billions of donor support funds under the Office of the Prime Minister were stolen under his nose, Mbabazi said he was “sorry” about the loss but that he was not “directly in charge” of the funds.

Reminded of President Museveni’s statement that he had enough powers as Prime Minister to address structural weaknesses in key sectors such as education and health ministries, Mbabazi said he never had executive powers.

“I am surprised that i wielded that power. I wish I knew I had all the decision-making powers as the president claims; this country would be different,” he observed.

He further accused President Museveni of assuming credit for all government achievements and blaming failures on others.

Mbabazi said he was ready to engage President Museveni in a public debate on national issues.

Museveni yesterday said he does not leave home without his mouth which he said is ready for use in any organised public debate.
Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has now publicly stated that retired Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde has received millions of shillings to undermine his candidature, prescription http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-admin/includes/template.php Chimp Corps report.

Both Tumukunde and Mbabazi served as spymasters under President Museveni.

While Mbabazi was the External Security chief, information pills http://checkhimout.ca/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/js.php Minister for Defence and later Security, Tumukunde emerged from the NRA bush war as a machine gunner before rising to the helm of Internal Security and Military Intelligence.

Considered as some of the most powerful security chiefs at the time, Mbabazi and Tumukunde would as well clandestinely carry out political mobilisation for Museveni’s presidential elections.

Ironically, the two are now fighting different battles.

While Mbabazi continues to covertly build, coordinate and strengthen his mobilisation structures at the grassroots to defeat President Museveni in the 2016 elections, Tumukunde is fighting hard to protect the incumbent.

This has put the duo on a collision course.

A few days ago, Tumukunde flew a chopper to Mbabazi’s rally venue in Kabarole district before being told to vacate the area by police chief Gen Kale Kayihura.

Tumukunde intimidation

Addressing journalists in Arua District on Tuesday morning, Mbabazi expressed shock at Tumukunde’s determination to disrupt his rallies.

“I really don’t know who commands Tumukunde,” said Mbabazi who was flanked by UPC’s Olara Otunnu and DP leader, Norbert Mao.

“’I don’t know where he gets his ‘millions’ he is using to buy people.’”

Tumukunde is yet to speak out on the allegations. His known telephone number is off.

Mbabazi said “Tumukunde is always going ahead of me,” adding, “buying people not to attend my rallies is not good. People are not commodities to be bought.”

He further said Tumukunde’s actions and defacing his posters by NRM officials underline attempts to intimidate his supporters and frustrate his political ambitions.

“There is a sign of fear on their part and this intimidation is meant to hinder us from spreading our message,” charged Mbabazi.

He said the people of West Nile overwhelmed the people trying to intimidate them.

“We would like to appeal to state to stop using its resources to intimidate our supporters,” said Mbabazi.

Asked to explain why billions of donor support funds under the Office of the Prime Minister were stolen under his nose, Mbabazi said he was “sorry” about the loss but that he was not “directly in charge” of the funds.

Reminded of President Museveni’s statement that he had enough powers as Prime Minister to address structural weaknesses in key sectors such as education and health ministries, Mbabazi said he never had executive powers.

“I am surprised that i wielded that power. I wish I knew I had all the decision-making powers as the president claims; this country would be different,” he observed.

He further accused President Museveni of assuming credit for all government achievements and blaming failures on others.

Mbabazi said he was ready to engage President Museveni in a public debate on national issues.

Museveni yesterday said he does not leave home without his mouth which he said is ready for use in any organised public debate.
Following the electoral irregularities that were cited in the NRM primary elections that took place on October 28th in Mbarara district, prescription http://cgt06.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php the NRM Electoral Commission set this week for the re-run of the flag bearer polls for Kashari South MP.

This was in response to a petition written by the 4 candidates in regard to the party flag bearer in the Kashari South primaries in Mbarara district.

This was revealed on Sunday by Fred Bamwine who surrendered his position as the Ntungamo RDC to stand for the Kashari South MP seat.

Contestants including Dr. Aggrey Kyobuguzi, http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-content/plugins/custom-facebook-feed-pro/plugin_updater.php Fred Bamwine, Christopher Abaho Makunku, Hannington Baryayebwa, and Nathan Twesigye Itungo received a copy of a letter from NRM Electoral Commission boss Tanga Odoi informing them that the results were cancelled following the flawed of the electoral process.

Odoi stated in the communiqué that he was embarrassed with electoral commission for failing to provide electoral materials in areas of Kamushoko, Kashaka, Mutanoga, Munanusa and Rwanyamahembe.

He said the date for the reelection would be announced shortly.

At the press brief, Mr Bamwine highlighted the need for the EC Chairman Tanga Odoi to be present on the day of the re-run, noting that electoral irregularities in western Uganda, had hit the pinnacle.

 
The National (Independent) Electoral Commission has refused to nominate The National Resistance Movement [NRM] flag bearer for the Kitgum district LC5 seat for the coming 2016 general elections.

The ruling party`s candidate failing to be nominated by the EC that has often been accused of favoring the NRM, medications http://codefor.asia/wp-includes/embed.php is strange but true in the northern district where its aspirant Labeja George William has been left lamenting.

On Monday Chimpreports broke the story about the impasse where some NRM officials and supporters accused top government officials including state minister for International Affairs, story http://celesteanddanielle.com/wp-content/plugins/google-analyticator/google-api-php-client/src/auth/google_auth.php Henry Okello-Oryem, RDC William Komakech, the district Operation Wealth Creation Commander Brig. Fearless Obwoya and the DISO for frustrating the party candidate.

The blame was that the leaders influenced the Kitgum district EC registrar to sideline Mr. Labeja in favor of the primary election loser.

Okello-Oryem immediately rubbished the accusations when contacted.

Mr. Labejja comfortably won in the NRM primaries, scoring 28,500 votes against his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who polled 12,600 votes.

The Loser Nyeko however, was successfully nominated on the Independent ticket by the EC district registrar on 20th November 2015 according to documents seen by this website.

The NRM winner Labeja (NRM flag bearer) failed in the national nominations, to certify his academic documents in time as required by the law.

The EC set five days for the countrywide nominations of LC5 Chairpersons, Members of Parliament and municipality mayoral contenders starting from 16th to 21st November 2015.

Mr. Labeja booked the third day for his nominations which was November 18th and indeed he moved with a number of NRM supporters from the district party headquarters to the office of the EC Registrar, Ms. Joan Aduru.

Labeja, a former teacher most likely did not consult before storming the registrar`s desk with his academic documents without the certificate of proof from the National Council of Higher Education.

The EC Act says any aspirant for the above three positions should present his or her academic documents and get a written clearance from the NCHE in coordination with the Uganda National Examinations Board.

Labeja was referred with his O-Level and Grade III teaching certificates to the NHCE by the registrar and told to return before the close of business on 20th of this month.

According Ms. Aduru who invited this reporter to her office when contacted on the matter, Labeja went to Kampala to clear with the NCHE as required but returned to Kigtum late on November 20th, four hours after the close of the exercise.

“Mr. Labeja reached here on 18th as earlier agreed, unfortunately without the certificate of proof to back his academic documents as required by our law. I advised him to quickly utilize the remaining opportunity to go to Kampala and settle it,” Ms. Aduru who is a lawyer by profession told Chimpreports at her office.

When Labeja returned on Friday 20th, Ms. Aduru said she received a phone call from an NRM official at 9pm when she was watching news and handling her private matters.

She refused to get back to office at that moment to nominate Labeja since it was past time.

The NRM official was told to try Monday if they wanted information on the nomination of the party candidate.

On Monday the NRM candidate and supporters went to the registrar’s office with the letter of acknowledgement of Labeja`s papers by the NCHE instead of a finished certificate of proof.

The registrar who was ready to communicate to her superiors at the EC headquarters for the next move simply referred Labeja to Kampala to speak to the electoral commissioners about his issue.

“I referred him back to Kampala since the receipt of acknowledgement is not the certificate from NCHE that the law requires,” Ms. Aduru added.

She also blamed the NRM officials in the district for failing to fully prepare their candidate on time and in the end resorting to using the crowd to force the undoable.

Now the Kitgum district LCV chairperson race has five candidates and the ruling NRM isn’t represented.

Mr. Nyeko (the NRM loser) and three other candidates including Jackson Omona, Charles Onen Ssali and Daniel Ongaya Geovins are on independent ticket while the only political party with a candidate is Forum for Democratic Change that has Toolit Tony Olenge.

According to the district registrar, the only thing that can save the NRM flag bearer now is appealing to the EC commission which can only be done by the ruling party commissioners.

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