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Mbabazi Supporters Blocked in Soroti as EC Bans Rallies

Mbabazi campaigning in Kapchorwa (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Supporters of presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi have been blocked from accessing the venue of today’s rally in Soroti, viagra approved this web http://clearintotheclassroom.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/gravityforms.php Chimp Corps report.

This came after the Electoral Commission (EC) said presidential aspirants are not authorised to hold public rallies but that they must only hold consultative meetings.

EC publicist Jotham Taremwa explained Wednesday that aspirants’ decision to holdpublic rallies is illegal.

He said a “rally is allowed only after a presidential aspirant has been declared a candidate by the Electoral Commission.”

Taremwa said Mbabazi is still a “presidential aspirant and therefore not authorised by law to start campaigns.”

Mbabazi on Monday held a rally in Mbale before proceeding to Kapchorwa the next day for another public event during which he urged the electorate to support his 2016 presidential candidature.

The new directive has raised concerns among political activists saying Mbabazi is being unfairly targeted.

Others have asked why EC did not stop Dr Kizza Besigye and Mugisha Muntu from campaigning during their internal elections for 2016 flag-bearer.

However, buy more about http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php Taremwa said EC could not interrupt an internal election being run by an independent political party.

All 41 aspirants warned

He also denies targeting Mbabazi, clinic http://checkhimout.ca/pep/wp-includes/category.php saying the all 42 aspirants who picked presidential nomination forms must abide by the guidelines.

Mbabazi’s camp has since vowed to proceed with their rallies as earlier planned.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said he would need to first consult his superiors before making an official position of the law enforcement body.

Taremwa said, “what Mbabazi is doing is illegal he must hold his consultations indoor with manageable numbers.”

“Presidential ‘aspirants’ are not ‘candidates’ yet and can therefore not start campaigns. Aspirants can only consult and mobilise signatures required for nomination.”

Mbabazi is currently at Mt Elgon Hotel. He travels to Soroti later today.

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