The East African Community is set to deploy an Election Observer Mission team to General Election taking place on 18th February 2016 in the Republic of Uganda.
A 50 member of Short-Term Election Observer Mission Team which is being led by H.E Ali Hassan Mwinyi, buy information pills http://coventryrugby.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php former President of the United Republic of Tanzania is due to arrive in Kampala, http://chemspec-api.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php on Tuesday 9th February 2016, http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/shortcode/43_set.php to observe the General Elections slated for 18th February 2016 in Uganda.
The 90 year old Mwinyi was the second President of the neighboring country who served from 1985 to 1995.
The Mission’s mandate, according to an EAC statement, is to observe the overall electoral environment, pre-election activities, the polling day, the counting and tallying of results
The Mission was preceded by a Pre-Elections Assessment Team which was deployed from 31st January 2016 to assess the level of preparedness by key stakeholders and prepare a report that will inform the Short Term Election Observation Mission.
The members of the EAC Election Observer Mission has been drawn from different but complementary disciplines and includes, members of the East African Legislative Assembly, delegates from four Partner States (Kenya, United Republic Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi), EAC Youth Ambassadors , Mission Leader ,Mission Coordinator ,One EAC Executive Staff and technical officers from the Secretariat as well as EALA.
The exclusion of members from Uganda is consistent with the adopted practice on the Principles of Election Observation and Evaluation which precludes nationals of the host country from participating as Election Observations in their own countries.
The EAC Observer Mission was invited Uganda Electoral Commission, but also follows a decision of the EAC Council of Ministers on observation of elections in the Partner States.
The Mission is expected to prepare a report that will be submitted to, among others, the Electoral Commission of Uganda, through the EAC Council of Ministers for consideration and implementation. The Mission will depart Uganda on 21st February 2016.
A group of 68 members of the security team for former Prime Minister and Go Forward Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has denounced him and joined President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign team.
The team of brawny men and women who boasted of having masterminded the Ntungamo violence in December in which NRM supporters were beaten, for sale http://completehealthacupuncture.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php as well as other attacks in Soroti and Mbale, cheap this afternoon announced their defection at a press held in Bugolobi, visit this a Kampala suburb.
“From today onwards, we have parted ways with Mr. Mbabazi to join President Museveni’s camp after realizing we were not achieving what was promised to us while joining the Go Forward camp,” said the group leader George Sebyala.
“We have realized he is not the right person to lead this country, considering the problems that befell us after the Ntungamo incident .With the huge sums of money and wealth he has amassed, we were not well catered for by Mr. Mbabazi.”
The group also claimed that there was a plan in the Go Forward camp to cause violence in the forthcoming elections, which they refused to be part of “because most of the victims would be relatives and friends to some of them.”
The group told journalists that there are a lot of issues pertaining corruption and money from homosexuals that Mbabazi could not explain well which pushed them to quit his camp.
Meanwhile the group apologized to the NRM supporters and the public at large for the violence and harm they caused to NRM supporters in Ntungamo, stressing they were misled into doing such.
“The people we beat were brothers and sisters to us and we ask for forgiveness. We were only misled but we pledge not to repeat such inhuman acts to our fellow Ugandans,” Sebyala told journalists.
He said they had now seen the light and joined the ruling NRM party and pledged canvass votes for President Museveni and “give security to NRM members.”
The group of muscular men and women who were donning black and orange Mbabazi’s Go Forward t-shirts inscribed with the words ‘security’ also had tags inscribed with the same words.
According to one of the members of the group, this was part of the security team from the top leaders to the bottom.
In an interview with ChimpReports, Team Thorough spokesperson Godfrey Kimera Babi who was responsible for ensuring the group crosses over to NRM described this as a big blow to the former Prime Minister.
“It is a big loss to Mbabazi and his team because these were his foot soldiers that did most of the ground work. It is good they are now here and can help canvass for votes for President Museveni,” Kimera said.