Election 2016

Lukwago Returns to City Hall, Demands Museveni Apology

Lukwago speaks to press after casting his vote on Wednesday

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate in the just concluded presidential elections, help http://debbiehowes.com/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php Col Dr Kizza Besigye is not under house arrest as had been portrayed in the media, police head Gen Kale Kayihura has said.

Besigye, who has been restrained from leaving his house in Kasangati from the start of the week, has no one but himself to blame for the situation he is in, according to the Inspector General of Police.

In a lengthy statement issued by the IGP last night, Kayihura states that contrary to what media has relayed to the public, Dr Besigye has not been placed under house arrest.

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“He is allowed unlimited access to his lawyers, family and party officials, among others, and is not in any way hindered from preparing to legally challenge the results of the Presidential Elections if he so chooses to do so,” said Kayihura.

Yesterday while addressing press at his home, Dr Besigye wondered how he was supposed to gather the evidence he needs to open up a case to challenge last week’s election results, if he could not leave his own home.

Besigye has now less than five days to accomplish this task according to the country’s laws.

“As much as possible,” Kayihura reassured, “we shall continue to constructively engage him and other FDC leaders urging them to cooperate with us to ensure that peace, law and order are maintained in our country and advise them to seek legal redress rather than resorting to violence in addressing whatever grievances they may have.”

Besigye however will not be freed any time soon according to the police boss, because he “has not retracted his statements of defiance and incitement to violence.”

“Police shall continue to regulate and closely monitor his movements so that he does not pose danger to public peace and national security,” said the IGP.

“Moreover, we have information that his planned procession is not just a procession, but rather beginning of a planned and generalized campaign of violence in the City and select municipalities across the country.  Clearly, this is supported by the public utterances of Rtd Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye.”

Kayihura in the statement also vehemently denied reports that his men had closed the opposition party offices in Najjanankumbi, or hampered their preparations for the lower lever elections.

He said, “FDC offices have not been closed, and their activities relating to elections are ongoing.  Police has not, as is claimed in the media, confiscated FDC declaration forms or done anything to interfere with the legitimate activities of FDC.”

Justifying all the previous arrests and detentions of the opposition candidate in the build up to and after the Thursday February 18th elections, Kayihura stressed that Besigye had himself to blame for his troubles.

“We wish to state, at the very beginning that the responsibility for the actions that Police has taken involving Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye during, and after the campaigns lies squarely on his shoulders and that of his unruly and undisciplined supporters.”

Dr Besigye and his lawyers recently told media that they are preparing to drag the police force to courts of law.
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change candidate in the just concluded presidential elections, there http://conforms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php Col Dr Kizza Besigye is not under house arrest as has been portrayed in the media, sick police head Gen Kale Kayihura has said.

Besigye, hospital who has been restrained from leaving his house in Kasangati from the start of the week, has no one but himself to blame for the situation he is in, according to the Inspector General of Police.

In a lengthy statement issued by the IGP last night, Kayihura states that contrary to what media has relayed to the public, Dr Besigye has not been placed under house arrest.

“He is allowed unlimited access to his lawyers, family and party officials, among others, and is not in any way hindered from preparing to legally challenge the results of the Presidential Elections if he so chooses to do so,” said Kayihura.

Yesterday while addressing press at his home, Dr Besigye wondered how he was supposed to gather the evidence he needs to open up a case to challenge last week’s election results, if he could not leave his own home.

Besigye has now less than five days to accomplish this task according to the country’s laws.

“As much as possible,” Kayihura reassured, “we shall continue to constructively engage him and other FDC leaders urging them to cooperate with us to ensure that peace, law and order are maintained in our country and advise them to seek legal redress rather than resorting to violence in addressing whatever grievances they may have.”

Besigye however will not be freed any time soon according to the police boss, because he “has not retracted his statements of defiance and incitement to violence.”

“Police shall continue to regulate and closely monitor his movements so that he does not pose danger to public peace and national security,” said the IGP.

“Moreover, we have information that his planned procession is not just a procession, but rather beginning of a planned and generalized campaign of violence in the City and select municipalities across the country.  Clearly, this is supported by the public utterances of Rtd Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye.”

Kayihura in the statement also vehemently denied reports that his men had closed the opposition party offices in Najjanankumbi, or hampered their preparations for the lower lever elections.

He said, “FDC offices have not been closed, and their activities relating to elections are ongoing.  Police has not, as is claimed in the media, confiscated FDC declaration forms or done anything to interfere with the legitimate activities of FDC.”

Justifying all the previous arrests and detentions of the opposition candidate in the build up to and after the Thursday February 18th elections, Kayihura stressed that Besigye had himself to blame for his troubles.

“We wish to state, at the very beginning that the responsibility for the actions that Police has taken involving Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye during, and after the campaigns lies squarely on his shoulders and that of his unruly and undisciplined supporters.”

Dr Besigye and his lawyers recently told media that they are preparing to drag the police force to courts of law.
Salongo Erias Lukwago has been handed a second term as the Kampala Lord Mayor, recipe http://davepallone.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php flooring his fellow democrat Issa Kikungwe and NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe alias Ragga Dee.

Lukwago was declared winner in the wee hours of Thursday at the main tally center at Lugogo, pharm http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/version.php where he polled 176,637 votes. He was followed by Daniel Kazibwe who managed a distant 49,366 votes while Kikungwe trailed 7,759.

Lukwago who served less than half of his first time before being impeached, told reporters upon being declared winner that he was pleased to have beaten the great odds to retain his seat.

The Lord Mayor also directed pointed words at President Museveni, with whom they haven’t been at the best of terms, demanding that he apologizes to him for defaming and using disparaging words against him.

Lukwago was thrown out of the City Hall in November 2013 by the KCCA councilors who accused him of improper conduct and office misuse among other reasons.

Earlier yesterday, he had vowed to resume from where he stopped, in fighting for transparency at the City Hall as well as ensuring value for money, to ensure that tax payers’ money is not misused. This he says was the reason his first term was cut short.

As the lord mayor prepares for another battle at KCCA, it can be projected that his council will be much friendlier, being dominated this time by opposition councilors majorly from the Forum for Democratic Change with which he holds close ties.

 

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