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Opposition Threaten to Boycott Busia By-elections

Norbert Mao I

Police on Tuesday morning swung into action arresting 6 members of the Association of the Unemployed who were marching to the office of the police chief Gen.Kale Kayihura.

The youth led by Barbi Kahemba, healing http://coupon-ads.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-themes-list-table.php holding placards started off their journey at Nakawa market as they proceeded to the police headquarters in Naguru chanting ‘we want jobs’ .

They were carrying a letter addressed to the IGP

They were carrying a letter addressed to the IGP

A few meters to the police headquarters, visit this site anti-riot police led by Kampala East RPC Siraje Bakaleke immediately swung into action and blocked the youth who were determined to proceed to the police chief’s office.

Meanwhile, visit a scuffle ensued as the youth tried to force their way past the police vehicle that had been stationed in the middle of the road to block them from continuing with their journey.

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Police at last overpowered the group before arresting some of and whisking them to Jinja road police station.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Bakaleke explained that they had got information about the intensions of the group, to cause mayhem which he said could not be allowed.

“For that we shall not allow. If they have any grievances, they should get one person to deliver their concerns and not a large following. They go to the market and disorganize people? Order must be observed but not in the manner they did,”Bakaleke noted.

Later they were bundled on a police pick-up

Later they were bundled on a police pick-up

“Some of them have files in other areas but we are going to combine them and charge them with unlawful procession and inciting violence.”

Youth under the National Association of the Unemployed on Monday revealed that they would proceed with their planned journey to the office of the IGP Gen.Kale Kayihura to notify him with their new year program in which they would register youth in a bid to raise a bigger voice to lobby against souring employment.
Police on Tuesday morning swung into action arresting 6 members of the Association of the Unemployed who were marching to the office of the police chief Gen.Kale Kayihura.

The youth led by Barbi Kahemba, sildenafil http://davidcenter.ro/components/com_k2/controllers/latest.php holding placards started off their journey at Nakawa market as they proceeded to the police headquarters in Naguru chanting ‘we want jobs’ .

They were carrying a letter addressed to the IGP

They were carrying a letter addressed to the IGP

A few meters to the police headquarters, anti-riot police led by Kampala East RPC Siraje Bakaleke immediately swung into action and blocked the youth who were determined to proceed to the police chief’s office.

Meanwhile, a scuffle ensued as the youth tried to force their way past the police vehicle that had been stationed in the middle of the road to block them from continuing with their journey.

police 2

Police at last overpowered the group before arresting some of and whisking them to Jinja road police station.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Bakaleke explained that they had got information about the intensions of the group, to cause mayhem which he said could not be allowed.

“For that we shall not allow. If they have any grievances, they should get one person to deliver their concerns and not a large following. They go to the market and disorganize people? Order must be observed but not in the manner they did,”Bakaleke noted.

Later they were bundled on a police pick-up

Later they were bundled on a police pick-up

“Some of them have files in other areas but we are going to combine them and charge them with unlawful procession and inciting violence.”

Youth under the National Association of the Unemployed on Monday revealed that they would proceed with their planned journey to the office of the IGP Gen.Kale Kayihura to notify him with their new year program in which they would register youth in a bid to raise a bigger voice to lobby against souring employment.
Just two days to the Busia by-elections, stuff http://collegenotester.com/applications/dashboard/modules/class.userinfomodule.php opposition Democratic Party (DP) has issued a stern warning to the Electoral Commission challenging the validity of the voters registers.

“On 16th January, cure http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/footer.php 5000 names were deleted from Busia voters’ register according to the parish tribunal recommendation for the clean-up exercise; but unfortunately, ailment EC is set to use the old register,” complained DP president Norbert Mao during a weekly press briefing on Tuesday.

NRM’s Stephen Oundo Wanyama is tussling it out with opposition candidate, Deo Hasubi Njoki.

Mao said according to the Electoral Commission Act Chapter 140 of the constitution, a clean-up exercise of the voters’ register must be done to ensure an updated version which excludes the deceased and those who shifted from the given locality.

“We have noted with concern that the registers that EC has provided to all polling stations have names of the deceased and has abandoned the use of the new updated register,” Mao said.

“For example, from Busia municipality, Akoth Zipopa voter number 07920901, date of birth 1st January, 1962 poling number 4 at Nangwe customs road B in Busia is now dead but the name is back on the register.”

Mao noted that this is a matter of concern since 5000 voters can upset an election and it is unfortunate that EC should play the role of a referee is now playing a partisan role.

“As usual we are extremely vigilant and are to equip our polling agents at every polling station with three documents including; the old register, the clean register and that possessing the deleted names and this is all done to ensure no irregularities.”

Mao reiterated, “We warn the EC not to become a ball in Museveni’s game of political ping pong, the people in Busia should be allowed to exercise their free choice on who should lead them or else there will be no voting.”

Mao added that in case EC goes ahead to use a wrong voters register, polling agents will ensure that the voting will be called off since they have a right under the laws.

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