Nambooze Retains DP District Chair Amid Chaos

Hon Betty Nambooze

By Dickens Okello and Nixon Segawa

The former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, search Rtd. Col. Kizza Besigye has revealed opposition`s next step after signing the Democratic Alliance protocol on Wednesday this week.

Speaking to the media during the party’s special Delegates Conference at UMA exhibition hall in Kampala, price the retired colonel who has stood three times unsuccessfully against President Yoweri Museveni, doctor said that the opposition is now ready to engage Ugandan citizens by mobilizing them to rise against NRM regime.

Besigye said Museveni should forget about “cheating” the elections since the Alliance is ready to fight tooth and nail to make duplicitous electoral process history in Uganda.

“We shall fight until elections can’t be rigged any more, the president must understand that power is vested in the people and they determine the future of their country,” Besigye emphasized.

The former FDC president added, “no one is planning to boycott the 2016 elections but we are fighting to ensure that we have an election permitted by the constitution which is a free and fair election.”

“If Museveni wants to test the will of Ugandans, let him try to hinder genuine election exercise; we either have a constitutional election or no elections at all.”

He maintained that the only agenda that should be wholesomely pursued by all Ugandans is the removal of president Museveni.

Besigye believes that once Ugandans rise up against the current regime, the long awaited change in the country’s leadership would be soon realized.

Different opposition political parties, pressure groups, Civil Society Organizations and religious leaders on Wednesday converged at Hotel Africana and signed a unity protocol to field a single candidate against Museveni in the coming elections.

The Alliance also put out the post-Museveni plans including instituting a Transitional group, reducing the numbers of cabinet ministers from 75 to 21 and the number of state ministers.

In response to the opposition alliance, the minister for Presidency and Kampala Capital City Authority, Frank Tumwebaze said the spirit of the opposition alliance was simply inclined towards fighting Museveni personally but not based on any political or transformational principle.
Mukono Municipality MP, more about Betty Nambooze Bakireke has retained her seat as the district DP Chairperson amid chaos and elections boycott by her competitor.

Nambooze was on Friday declared winner of the party district election after her fellow contestant, Badiru Lutaya bowed out sighting irregularities in the exercise at the parish and county levels.

Information reaching Chimpreports indicates that Lutaya kicked up chaos at the district polling center where police was invited in to curb the situation. He later decided with members of his camp to boycott the elections but this didn’t hinder elections from being conducted.

The elections were presided over by Zack Lulumu the chairperson of the committee that was constituted to handle all party election petitions.

Other members elected in include; Charles Lulinda Tamale as the district secretary, Geoffrey Kisawuzi as the party district youth leader and Nicholas Nsubuga as the deputy youth leader.

At this moment, the party is expected to file its defense in the civil division of the High Court in Kampala after one of their own, John Laban Akampulira of Makindye Division sued them over election irregularities.


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