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Mbabazi Threatens to Take EC to ICC

Amama Mbabazi speaking to journalists after picking nomination forms at the Electoral Commission headquarters in August

Members and staff of Parliament led by the Clerk to Parliament, website like this http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php Mrs. Jane Kibirige and Hon. Kenneth Bbosa Kiyingi have contributed to the fundraising drive towards the preparation for the Papal visit slated for next week.

The fundraising drive involved the MPs and staff purchasing over 50 souvenir rosaries from the Vision Group.

The proceeds from the sale of the rosaries will be used to renovate the Namugongo Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine and other preparations around the Papal visit.

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Mrs. Kibirige said the Parliament was more than willing to support the Catholic Church towards the Papal visit preparations.

“We have collected over 50 rosaries so far and we plan on sending a separate contribution to the Catholic Church, our only setback is the fact that the MPs are on recess,” Mrs. Kibirige said.

“However, we expect them next week and we will collect even more money,” she added.

The proceeds from the sale were received by Mr. Robert Kabushenga, the CEO of Vision Group who is at the forefront of the fundraising drive. Kabushenga expressed his gratitude towards the solidarity shown by Parliament.

“We have been doing whatever we can to see that we are ready for the Pope when he visits the country next week and on behalf of the Catholic Church, we are welcoming any support extended towards us,” Kabushenga said.

“I am pleased to be here today and happy that Parliament has joined us in this drive,” he added

Kabushenga said that the names and the funds collected will be taken to Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga  who will acknowledge receipt and take note of all those who have contributed to the cause.

The fundraising drive spearheaded by the CEO Vision Media Group, Robert Kabushenga and the Catholic Church is in a bid to prepare ahead of the special visit of Pope Francis from 27th November to 29th November 2015.

The funds will go towards the renovation of the Namugongo and Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrines.
Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s legal team has threatened to file a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Electoral Commission (EC) regarding disruption of Mbabazi’s campaigns rallies by the ruling NRM party.

“Whereas it has become a fashion for the commission to ignore our client’s complaints, order http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php this death of good management is inexcusable” read a letter dated November 19 and copied to the office of the Prosecutor of the ICC.

The letter further indicated that this behavior has persisted with Mbabazi’s posters being defaced and his supporters harassed especially during the Hoima and Kasese rallies recently.

“The stark images of an intrusive candidate Museveni helicopter at the Boma grounds in Fort portal which was deployed to intimidate voters and antagonize our client’s rally that day has still not evoked any concern from the Commission”.

The said chopper given to Museveni by Hon. Mike Mukula has appeared at several of Mbabazi’s rallies which seem to be selectively calculated.

“Additionally you ought to know that criminal liability is visited on all perpetrators of these crimes like Police officers, rx http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-coupon-functions.php RDCs, crime preventers, NRM District Registrars and other security operatives who have committed crimes but against whom you have preferred no sanction”.

Lawyers Fred Muwema, Severino Twinobusingye and two others gave the EC a 7 days ultimatum to act on these issues lest they refer the matter is forwarded to the ICC for investigation and prosecution.

They further commented, in the letter that; “our client shall not wait for the reign of terror on his candidacy and the electorate to escalate beyond redemption before taking the necessary preventive and remedial measures”.

However, according to constitutional lawyer Edgar Tabaro, “ICC is a political arena. They can cause a stampede. The statement of handing over power of defeated should be seen in that light.”

On whether Mbabazi’s lawyers have the certification to represent clients at ICC, Tabaro told ChimpReports on Friday: “Anyone can present a case for investigating”.

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