Election 2016

Justice Sebutinde Warns: Uganda’s Peace in Question

Justice Julia Sebutinde speaking at the launch of the preliminary report by the Women Situation Room regarding the concluded elections at Sheraton Hotel

Former Independent Presidential candidate, health http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-includes/registration-functions.php Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has called on embattled FDC’s Kizza Besigye to channel his contention of election results through the established constitutional provisions. He noted that Uganda is not about the 8 Presidential contestants but rather the citizenry.

“Kizza Besigye has always said it’s not about him but the people that he serves. Serving the people should be done constitutionally so he should give the Supreme Court a benefit of doubt to listen to his
petition, http://cystiphane-biorga.com/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu/standard/tour/tour.php ” said Prof. Baryamureeba while addressing journalists on Monday.

Meanwhile, Baryamureeba has conceded defeat and accepted the outcomes of the just concluded general elections in which he polled 51,086 votes (0.55 percent) placing him in 5th place. This was his maiden shot at the Presidential bid.

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Baryamureeba promised to pay allegiance to President elect, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and cooperate with him to ensure that Uganda’s vision 2040 is fulfilled.

“I accept the outcomes of the elections and for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy, I offer my concession. I also accept my responsibility to honour the new President elect and do everything to help bring Ugandans together.”

He added; “I will call Museveni later today and congratulate him on being elected President of Uganda.”

Much as Prof. Baryamureeba accepted the election results, he pointed out that the election was met with shortfalls especially the delay in delivering voting materials within areas in Kampala and Wakiso. He
expressed need for reforms in the leadership and organization of the Electoral Commission (EC) in order to make it more independent and transparent.

“I would love to see an Electoral Commission that is headed by an equivalent of the Supreme Court judge. The appointment of the chairperson should follow a procedure similar to that of the judicial
service commission so that adequate vetting is done.”

The former Makerere University Vice chancellor stressed that the constitution should be ammended to make the EC more independent both in its leadership and funding.

“I told the EC at one point that it wasn’t a good idea to introduce new systems which weren’t tested at the last minute.”

Baryamureeba declined to comment on whether the election was free and fair, saying that was the role of the observers.
The RDC Mbarara Capt. Martha Asiimwe yesterday called an urgent security meeting to resolve the escalating political tensions in Rwampara constituency.

The meeting was held at the RDC’s office on Thursday where journalists were locked outside.

Charles Ngabirano, viagra http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-embed-reversal-endpoint.php the Rwampara NRM parliamentary flag bearer who is at the center of the conflict told us after the meeting that he was advised to urge his supporters to bury the hatchet and reconcile with those of the incumbent Hon Vincent Kyamadidi.

The brawl between the two politicians stemmed from late last year’s botched NRM primaries which Ngabirano won amidst claims of election malpractices.

The tension escalated a few days ago when supporters of Ngabirano banned the incumbent, http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-7b5b6d441d829bbab95d1115c8c39a44.php who is running independent, http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php from stepping a foot in Mwizi sub county where Ngabirano hails from.

Charles Ngabirano, NRM flag bearer for Rwampara speaking to the press

Charles Ngabirano, NRM flag bearer for Rwampara speaking to the press

A fist fight between supporters ensued on January 14th, in which Kyamadidi’s vehicle and a number of people’s properties were vandalized when the latter tried to open up a campaign office in Mwizi.

The residents from Mwizi, Bugamba, Ndeija and Rugando sub counties early this week stormed the RDC’s office in Mbarara seeking her intervention.

As a result, Capt. Asiimwe yesterday called the meeting of all heads of government security agencies  and other stakeholders to reconcile the warring factions.

Kyamadidi revealed yesterday that even during the previous night some of his supporters attacked and injured and that police managed to pick up 5 suspects.

Mbarara’s DPC Jaffar Magyezi advised the two candidates to conduct joint talk shows and sensitization meetings to inform their supports of their commitment to a peaceful election.
International Court of Justice Judge, visit this http://crfg.org/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php Justice Julia Ssebutinde has highlighted the need to build sustainable peace in the country after the recently concluded presidential and Parliamentary elections which are under heavy contestation from the opposition.

While releasing a preliminary report by the Women Situation Room regarding the concluded elections at Sheraton Hotel, dosage http://cocktaildream.be/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/wp-contact-form-7.php Sebutinde observed that the current state of peace in the country is worrying given the fact that the public is under intimidation from heavy deployment of both the army and the police.

Sebutinde said, “There is currently unease if I can say; you cannot have peace without justice prevailing, its incumbent upon every stakeholder to handle matters through justice, forced peace will be short lived.”

“We appeal to the State about the need to focus on building sustainable peace in the country not the temporary ‘Pressure cooker’ type of peace, that will not work, it may work for a week or a month but we think in the Situation Room that we need to focus on sustainable peace which comes from communicating with everybody on the ground.”

“To the other stakeholders that feel disgruntled at all levels, we want to appeal to them to go down the right of justice in the courts of law to seek legal measures to be able to resolve these disputes, exhaust the domestic remedies.”

She added, “In so doing, we call on the State players to allow citizens to be able to file their cases with courts of law, if you continue to encapsulate and restrict movement, association, were people cannot speak to their lawyers, cannot access information, you are not going to be able to file their cases within a stipulated period of time which may lead to a breakdown of peace in the country.”

“There is absolutely no good reason why this unnecessary standoff should continue in the country, we are all Ugandans focused on peace; and if we are all focused on peace, there ought to be a mature way of doing things; let’s put our egos aside from both sides and let’s put the lives of Ugandans first.”

Sebutinde noted that the heavy deployment of Police and Army on most of the streets of Kampala can’t guarantee sustainable peace but just pile more pressure among Ugandans that might explode at anytime.


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