The Electoral Commission has described “utterly false” and “baseless” claims by opposition that the electoral body is recruiting military officers as polling officials ahead of the February 18 elections, approved hospital http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-inline.php Chimp Corps report.
FDC National Chairman, viagra cialis 40mg Wasswa Biriggwa told press at FDC Headquarters in Kampala on Monday that, information pills “We have learnt that the EC is recruiting members of the military as tally clerks,” adding, “This information is credible.”
Biriggwa said this was a carefully planned strategy to rig the elections in favour of the ruling NRM party.
He did not provide evidence to back up his claims but insisted the information was obtained from reliable sources in the ruling establishment.
Contacted, Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa said, “This is nothing but part of the wider campaign to discredit the commission.”
He added: “We put out an advert calling for polling officials and we haven’t received applications from soldiers. We want senior six leavers operating from their residential areas and with experience in data entry. They must be of high integrity.”
Taremwa said “wild allegations” would not help at a time when the country is looking forward towards a successful election.
According to the advert seen by ChimpReports, the Tally Clerks “shall be responsible to entering of elections into the Election Results Transmission and Dissemination System.”
On his part, Biriggwa defended the P-10 groups of youth formed at grassroots level to mobilise for Dr Kizza Besigye, saying the teams are not a militia.
Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala recently warned that P-10 was a plot to raise a militia to perpetrate violence during the election.
He said the armed forces would crush any form of violence by the opposition groups.
“We would like to inform our supporters involved in the P10 that you are not breaking any law. Continue with the mobilisation,” said Biriggwa.
“We haven’t trained any militia.”
Biriggwa said the FDC top leadership met with EC boss Eng Badru Kiggundu over calls for defiance.
“Defiance is to what Resistance is to NRM,” said Biriggwa.
Controversial former Presidential media assistant Joseph Tamale Mirundi has blamed government and President Yoweri Museveni for playing his potential youthful supporters into the hands of the opposition candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
Mirundi observed on Tuesday morning, see http://comeandcheck.it/wp-includes/text/diff.php that with better planning for the country’s youthful population, the FDC candidate who is now running for the fourth time for president would not be enjoying the amount of support that he boosts of today.
While appearing on NBS television, Mirundi accused government and the President of spoon feeding the youths and making them survive merely on government hand outs.
This he said was the main cause of the raging unemployment figures in the country, which Dr Besigye is riding on to pull the youths to his side.
Draped in an uncharacteristic yellow NRM T-shirt, Mirundi confronted government’s youth programs such as the Youth Livelihood Fund; which he said have only trapped the youths into a cycle of dependency and worsened the unemployment challenge.
“Youths especially in the tradition of Buganda are supposed to help themselves to be become self reliant. Youths are the ones who help elderly not the other way round,” he said.
“In Kampala the problem is much more complex because most of the people you see on the streets did not get a good upbringing. Most of them did not grow with their parents or relatives. In most cases such people’s heads are literally empty. They can easily be swayed by anyone.”
He noted that over the years, Col Besigye has mastered the art of tapping into this group, which explains most of his “street power.”
“And he is a great leader,” he added. “Besigye is in fact the most powerful opposition leader this county has ever seen and will ever see in the future. He knows how to fight the war. He is ever on the front line. He eats the teargas. He is not like these other ones.”
Mirundi however, ruled out the possibility of Dr Besigye winning this week’s presidential elections, noting that “Ugandans cannot replace one westerner with another.”
President Museveni successor he said will not be another Munyankole and that a Muganda was also unlikely.