Election 2016

Mayoral Race: Besigye Praises Lukwago ‘Defiance’

Besigye has rallied support for his colleague, Erias Lukwago in the Mayoral elections

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, buy http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-includes/wp-diff.php who spent his Monday evening hours in Police cells, http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/themes/listify/inc/class-widgetized-pages.php has asked Police to release a report clearing the air on how Isaac Kugonza, http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/acceptance.php a Delta Tv journalist who was injured in a front-line coverage of the mayor’s restricted procession to the city center.

Addressing press this afternoon at his Truth and Justice Platform headquarters in Kampala, Lukwago blamed Uganda Police for using excessive force to foil yesterday’s procession, which resulted in the confrontation in which the reporter was injured on the head.

“Police unleashed terror on civilians who were not armed; we need Police to be objective and release a report on what caused injuries to Kugonza because some people are saying it’s a rubber bullet, others say it was a live bullet whereas as others say it was a stone, so it’s the duty of Police to investigate the real cause of that injury,” Lukwago remarked.

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Accoutering to Police however, Kugonza was hit by one of stones being pelted at the police officers by the angry supporters of Lukwago. The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the injury was minor.

Another person however, was caught up in the scuffle and seriously injured her leg as she tried to get away from the confrontation.

“Molly Nyamwiza 21, is being hospitalized, after sustaining a serious fracture to the leg when she was knocked down by a boda boda rider, as she attempted to escape from the protesters. She had visited her elder sister at Nyanama Zone and was injured while proceeding to Kampala, on her way back to Hoima,” said Enanga.

Lukwago however, wants Police to come up with disciplinary measures for one of their officers Muhumuza “who was seen pushing ladies yet in the rules governing Uganda Police, a male police officer he is not allowed to touch or arrest a female.”

“Police should reprimand Muhumuza, who took over power from Wesley Nganizi (RPC Kampala South) who was commanding the operation, and started ordering police officers as well as and manhandling people including councilor Aidah Nakuya whom he pushed. The law is very clear if she had an offence they should have called female officers to arrest her but this was not done.”

The lord mayor, who was arrested and taken to Nagalama Police station, described the police van as a torture chamber in which he and Allan Sewanyana were tormented all the way.

Lukwago together with a team of TJ members today paid a visit the injured journalist at Mulago hospital where he is being admitted.

Kugonza, whose right eye affected by the hit, said he was still in pain but expecting quick recovery.

 
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, web http://cssassociation.org/system/utf8_lookup.php who spent his Monday evening hours in Police cells, case http://daiviet.us/wp-includes/locale.php has asked Police to release a report clearing the air on how Isaac Kugonza, a Delta Tv journalist who was injured in a front-line coverage of the mayor’s restricted procession to the city center.

Addressing press this afternoon at his Truth and Justice Platform headquarters in Kampala, Lukwago blamed Uganda Police for using excessive force to foil yesterday’s procession, which resulted in the confrontation in which the reporter was injured on the head.

“Police unleashed terror on civilians who were not armed; we need Police to be objective and release a report on what caused injuries to Kugonza because some people are saying it’s a rubber bullet, others say it was a live bullet whereas as others say it was a stone, so it’s the duty of Police to investigate the real cause of that injury,” Lukwago remarked.

According to Police however, Kugonza was hit by one of stones being pelted at the police officers by the angry supporters of Lukwago. The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the injury was minor.

Another person however, was caught up in the scuffle and seriously injured her leg as she tried to get away from the confrontation.

“Molly Nyamwiza 21, is being hospitalized, after sustaining a serious fracture to the leg when she was knocked down by a boda boda rider, as she attempted to escape from the protesters. She had visited her elder sister at Nyanama Zone and was injured while proceeding to Kampala, on her way back to Hoima,” said Enanga.

Lukwago however, wants Police to come up with disciplinary measures for one of their officers Muhumuza “who was seen pushing ladies yet in the rules governing Uganda Police, a male police officer he is not allowed to touch or arrest a female.”

“Police should reprimand Muhumuza, who took over power from Wesley Nganizi (RPC Kampala South) who was commanding the operation, and started ordering police officers as well as and manhandling people including councilor Aidah Nakuya whom he pushed. The law is very clear if she had an offence they should have called female officers to arrest her but this was not done.”

The lord mayor, who was arrested and taken to Nagalama Police station, described the police van as a torture chamber in which he and Allan Sewanyana were tormented all the way.

Lukwago together with a team of TJ members today paid a visit the injured journalist at Mulago hospital where he is being admitted.

Kugonza, whose right eye affected by the hit, said he was still in pain but expecting quick recovery.

 
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Addressing press this afternoon at his Truth and Justice Platform headquarters in Kampala, Lukwago blamed Uganda Police for using excessive force to foil yesterday’s procession, which resulted in the confrontation in which the reporter was injured on the head.

“Police unleashed terror on civilians who were not armed; we need Police to be objective and release a report on what caused injuries to Kugonza because some people are saying it’s a rubber bullet, others say it was a live bullet whereas as others say it was a stone, so it’s the duty of Police to investigate the real cause of that injury,” Lukwago remarked.

According to Police however, Kugonza was hit by one of stones being pelted at the police officers by the angry supporters of Lukwago. The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the injury was minor.

Another person however, was caught up in the scuffle and seriously injured on her leg as she tried to get away from the confrontation.

“Molly Nyamwiza 21, is being hospitalized, after sustaining a serious fracture to the leg when she was knocked down by a boda boda rider, as she attempted to escape from the protesters. She had visited her elder sister at Nyanama Zone and was injured while proceeding to Kampala, on her way back to Hoima,” said Enanga.

Lukwago however, wants Police to come up with disciplinary measures for one of their officers Muhumuza “who was seen pushing ladies yet in the rules governing Uganda Police, a male police officer he is not allowed to touch or arrest a female.”

“Police should reprimand Muhumuza, who took over power from Wesley Nganizi (RPC Kampala South) who was commanding the operation, and started ordering police officers as well as and manhandling people including councilor Aidah Nakuya whom he pushed. The law is very clear if she had an offence they should have called female officers to arrest her but this was not done.”

The lord mayor, who was arrested and taken to Nagalama Police station, described the police van as a torture chamber in which he and Allan Sewanyana were tormented all the way.

Lukwago together with a team of TJ members today paid a visit the injured journalist at Mulago hospital where he is being admitted.

Kugonza, whose right eye affected by the hit, said he was still in pain but expecting quick recovery.

 
FDC ironman Dr Kizza Besigye has praised his colleague Erias Lukwago for standing up against government until the KCCA Amendment Bill, more about http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php 2005 was disregarded, advice Chimp Corps report.

Besigye said he recognised that the “refusal by the Lord Mayor and his supporters to surrender…is the first victory of our strategy of winning by defiance and not by compliance.”

The Bill, ampoule which Lukwago said intended to block him from participating in the Kampala Mayoral race by changing the mode of election from adult suffrage to Council elections, sparked off confrontations between police and his supporters in Kampala yesterday.

A meeting attended by Kampala Minister and Electoral Commission officials would later resolve the nomination for Lord Mayor which had been deferred to a later date, be held this week.

This, observers say, marked a huge victory for Lukwago – who is well aware government is keen on avoiding nasty pictures of political violence in the media ahead of Pope Francis’ visit late November.

On his part, Besigye said in a statement on Tuesday that the “demonstration of civil disobedience through the now empowered citizens the government was able to rescind their intention to block the nomination of Lord Mayor Lukwago.”

He added: “Therefore in winning by defiance and not compliance, I urge whole the forces of pro-democracy, pro- change and above all the people of Kampala to turn up and offer massive support to the Lord mayor Erias Lukwago as he goes in for his nomination tomorrow the 18th November.”

Tumwebaze on Monday said the amendment bill if passed into law, is intended to “improve the City and enhance the operations of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area from a physical planning perspective and generally bring about integrated planning in the face of rapid urbanization. It is generally for the common good of all Kampala people.”

He also denied claims that the amendments were targeting Lukwago.

“The law was never made for Him.  Erias Lukwago just like any other person is entitled to aspire to become a Lord Mayor. However, what any person aspiring to be Lord Mayor needs to be reminded about is that he/she is not the primary administrator of the Capital City. The Central Government does so as per the Constitution,” said Tumwebaze.

“The Lord Mayor and the council administer it on delegation by the central government.  Central Government policy therefore takes precedence. That is why the minister responsible for the capital city is given veto powers under section 79.  This is what Erias Lukwago has never appreciated, but it’s the bitter truth.”

But Besigye warned that the changing of the electoral laws in the middle of the election is illegal.

He further described as disgraceful and questionable the stopping the nomination and election of the Lord Mayor on mere speculation that the laws are being amended.

“The Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was duly elected but the government and police have in most cases with violence obstructed him from serving the people who elected him,” said Besigye.

Lukwago praised his supporters for standing behind him in the fight for the Mayoral post.

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