Election 2016

NRM Celebrations as Museveni Meets Banda, Obasanjo

Museveni receiving Banda and Obasanjo at Rwakitura in Western Uganda on Saturday

The leading opposition party, hospital http://comeandcheck.it/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php FDC, view http://cphpost.dk/wp-includes/registration-functions.php has criticised the outcome of the February 18 presidential elections, saying the results were “fraudulent.”

IGAD and EAC election observers said despite the logistical hiccups including delayed delivery of voting materials in Kampala and Wakiso districts, the general elections were free and fair.

However, FDC President Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu said in a press statement to media houses on Saturday that the party leadership was arrested while preparing to “show the gross discrepancy between the presidential election results that the Electoral Commission was releasing and those that we had in our possession and knew to be correct.”

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He added: “I call upon all Ugandans and the international community to reject and condemn the fraud that has been committed and to expose it to the fullest extent possible.”

Police yesterday held Muntu, Dr Kizza Besigye and Ingrid Turinawe basing on intelligence information that they intended to announce their own results which they said differed from those being read at the national tally centre.

The Electoral Commission today evening announced Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the president-elect of Uganda.

Eng Badru Kiggundu said Museveni won the race with 60 percent while Besigye followed in second position at 35 percent.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi took the third position at 1.4 percent – a performance that will shock the nation.

Commenting on the glitches that hampered the Thursday voting process, majorly the delays in delivering polling materials, Kiggundu stressed that no country in the world, has ever delivered an entirely free and fair election.

Gen Muntu, who served as army commander for 9 years, said “at a strategic level, the situation is highly in our favour” but quickly added that, “At a tactical level, where Museveni still has some temporary advantages, we must focus on shifting that imbalance in our favour.”

Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati is currently being surrounded by police. Only close relatives are allowed to visit his home.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been handed yet another presidential term in office by Ugandans, discount http://contactburlco.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-order-factory.php in an election described by observers as the most competitive ever.

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Eng. Badru Kiggundu announced the results as follows:

Abed Bwanika: 86075 (0.93%)

Amama Mbabazi 132,574 (1.43%)

Benon Biraaro 25675 (0.27%)

Joseph Mabirizi : 23762 (0.26%)

Kizza Besigye: 3, 270, 290 (35.7%)

Maureen Kyalya: 40598 (0.44%)

Venansius Baryamureeba 51086 (0.55%)

Yoweri Museveni 5617503 (60.75%)

The total number of valid votes cast was 9,246,563 votes while voter turn up stood at 63.5%.

While announcing the results, the commended the Electoral Commission team for successfully bringing to the close the three roadmap of the election.

Commenting on the glitches that hampered the Thursday voting process, majorly the delays in delivering polling materials, Kiggundu stressed that no country in the world, has ever delivered an entirely free and fair election.

The declaration was made amidst contestation from majorly the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change which claims vote rigging.

The FDC candidate, Col Dr Kizza Besigye who has been held and released by police thrice this week, was at the time of the announcement under house arrest at his home in Kasangati.

Besigye was arrested yesterday from his party offices in Najjanankumbi, together with other FDC leaders and detained briefly at Nagalama police station.

He was accused of trying to declare his own results, against the Presidential Elections Act Section 57.

Election observers from around the Eastern Central African region have declared the general elections as free and fair, despite cases of violence and delays by the electoral commission to provide voting materials on time.

Yufnalis Okubo who led the IGAD Observers said that the Thursday election exercise was commendable by world standards.

The dissatisfied opposition were also advised to peacefully seek redress in courts of law if have grounds to.

“In our opinion, the 2016 general election met the minimum international standards of a free and fair election. We urged the people of the Republic of Uganda to remain calm as the process of tallying the final vote is still underway,” said Okubo.

“In the event that there is reason to challenge the election results, we urge everyone to resort to the provided legal channels,” he added.

The 72-year-old incumbent president, if the results are upheld will be pushing his leadership to 35 years.

Museveni has dubbed two of his previous terms as his last ones, only to come back for more.

While his opponents accuse him of imposing himself on the country which he liberated from high handed past regimes, Museveni says he only follows the will of Ugandans who keep voting for him.

At a recent presidential candidates’ debate in Kampala, he lambasted those who accuse him of being undemocratic, stressing that democracy is not just about practices but numbers.

Museveni also says many of his goals have not been achieved yet.

“I am not power hungry but mission hungry,” he told press during the course his campaigns last year.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been handed yet another presidential term in office by Ugandans, buy more about http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/woocommerce-services.php in an election described by observers as the most competitive ever.

Museveni was declared Friday evening, stomach http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/widget/23_set.php the winner of last Thursday’s presidential elections, trouncing seven contestants two of who have previously challenged him more than twice.

Eng. Badru Kiggundu announced the results as follows:

Abed Bwanika: 86075 (0.93%)

Amama Mbabazi 132,574 (1.43%)

Benon Biraaro 25675 (0.27%)

Joseph Mabirizi : 23762 (0.26%)

Kizza Besigye: 3, 270, 290 (35.7%)

Maureen Kyalya: 40598 (0.44%)

Venansius Baryamureeba 51086 (0.55%)

Yoweri Museveni 5617503 (60.75%)

The total number of valid votes cast was 9,246,563 votes while voter turn up stood at 63.5%.

While announcing the results, the commended the Electoral Commission team for successfully bringing to the close the three roadmap of the election.

Commenting on the glitches that hampered the Thursday voting process, majorly the delays in delivering polling materials, Kiggundu stressed that no country in the world, has ever delivered an entirely free and fair election.

The declaration was made amidst contestation from majorly the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change which claims vote rigging.

The FDC candidate, Col Dr Kizza Besigye who has been held and released by police thrice this week, was at the time of the announcement under house arrest at his home in Kasangati.

Besigye was arrested yesterday from his party offices in Najjanankumbi, together with other FDC leaders and detained briefly at Nagalama police station.

He was accused of trying to declare his own results, against the Presidential Elections Act Section 57.

Election observers from around the Eastern Central African region have declared the general elections as free and fair, despite cases of violence and delays by the electoral commission to provide voting materials on time.

Yufnalis Okubo who led the IGAD Observers said that the Thursday election exercise was commendable by world standards.

The dissatisfied opposition were also advised to peacefully seek redress in courts of law if have grounds to.

“In our opinion, the 2016 general election met the minimum international standards of a free and fair election. We urged the people of the Republic of Uganda to remain calm as the process of tallying the final vote is still underway,” said Okubo.

“In the event that there is reason to challenge the election results, we urge everyone to resort to the provided legal channels,” he added.

The 72-year-old incumbent president will be pushing his leadership to 35 years.

Museveni has dubbed two of his previous terms as his last ones, only to come back for more.

While his opponents accuse him of imposing himself on the country which he liberated from high handed past regimes, Museveni says he only follows the will of Ugandans who keep voting for him.

At a recent presidential candidates’ debate in Kampala, he lambasted those who accuse him of being undemocratic, stressing that democracy is not just about practices but numbers.

Museveni also says many of his goals have not been achieved yet.

“I am not power-hungry but mission-hungry,” he told press during the course his campaigns last year.
NRM supporters started celebrations as soon as president Museveni was announced winner of the February 18 elections, nurse http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php Chimp Corps report.

At Rwakitura in Kiruhura District where President Museveni has been relaxing from, http://csanz.edu.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php the news came in while he was meeting former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Rupia Banda of Zambia.

The two former heads of state are part of a panel of International Observers led by the Head of the EAC team and former Tanzania President, Mr Ali Hassan Mwinyi who are in Uganda to monitor the Uganda elections.

Presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi said, “Just as the two leaders arrived for the meeting, the Electoral Commission announced the Presidential results at exactly 4:00pm sending neighbouring villages into celebrations.”

Nabusayi said, “The President paused to inform his guests that the celebrations were a result of the announcement by the EC of election results.”

EC Chairperson Eng Badru Kiggundu said Museveni won the race with 60 percent while Dr Kizza Besigye followed in second position at 35 percent.

Observers said the elections were largely free and fair.

They also noted that in some areas especially Kampala and Wakiso districts, voting materials delayed for long hours.

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