Election 2016

Parliament to Face Public on New Electoral Bills Today

The new Bills seek to among others move the polling closure time from 5pm to 4pm

The Democratic Alliance is today September 23 expected to unveil its joint flag-bearer in the 2016 election.

The opposition alliance’s joint candidate was expected earlier on Monday, shop unhealthy http://couponadventures.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-imagick.php only for the TDA Spokesperson Hon Wafula Oguttu to inform journalists at in the dead of the night that the deadline was moved to Wednesday.

The reason he said was because after hours of deliberation, diagnosis http://cornerstone-edge.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-date.php the members were very tired and that the meeting could not proceed due to participants’ fatigue.

The coalition meeting which is expected today to announce their final pick, http://charadas.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-taxonomies-endpoint.php we understand has been delayed by a couple of hours.

Wafula Oguttu revealed this morning that the Summit meeting, which was planned for 8am had been pushed to 10 am.

“The Co-chair supposed to preside over the meeting could not find time this morning,” he announced.

The Summit is expected to pick from either FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye or Go Forward’s Hon Amama Mbabazi after the other two contenders Norbert Mao and Gilbert Bukenya agreed to pull out, to ease the decision making process.

Meanwhile, as reports continue to point to Amama Mbabazi as the favorite, pressure is still up in the FDC camp, which the summit has an uphill task to convince to accept the final choice once Kizza Besigye loses out.

Besigye, in the recent past successfully completed his nationwide tour, rallying the electorate to support him in the coming elections.

Hon Amama Mbabazi’s meetings however, were cut short by police on grounds that they were illegal.

Dr Besigye’s camp is now concerned that once their candidate isn’t picked by the TDA, he would have to go back to the masses to convince them to support Hon Amama Mbabazi.

Meanwhile DP’s Norbert Mao yesterday warned the TDA that in the event that they fail to agree on a single candidate, he and Gilbert Bukenya would have no choice but to jump back into the race.

 
The Democratic Alliance is today, salve http://ccrail.com/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php September 23 expected to unveil its joint flag-bearer in the 2016 election.

The opposition alliance’s joint candidate was expected earlier on Monday, this site only for the TDA Spokesperson Hon Wafula Oguttu to inform journalists at in the dead of the night that the deadline was moved to Wednesday.

The reason, treat he said was that after hours of deliberation, the members were very tired and that the meeting could not proceed due to participants’ fatigue.

The coalition meeting which is expected today to announce their final pick, we understand has been delayed by a couple of hours.

Wafula Oguttu revealed this morning that the Summit meeting, which was planned for 8am had been pushed to 10 am.

“The Co-chair supposed to preside over the meeting could not find time this morning,” he announced.

The Summit is expected to pick from either FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye or Go Forward’s Hon Amama Mbabazi after the other two contenders Norbert Mao and Gilbert Bukenya agreed to pull out, to ease the decision making process.

Meanwhile, as reports continue to point to Amama Mbabazi as the favorite, pressure is still up in the FDC camp, which the summit has an uphill task to convince to accept the final choice once Kizza Besigye loses out.

Besigye, in the recent past successfully completed his nationwide tour, rallying the electorate to support him in the coming elections.

Hon Amama Mbabazi’s meetings however, were cut short by police on grounds that they were illegal.

Dr Besigye’s camp is now concerned that once their candidate isn’t picked by the TDA, he would have to go back to the masses to convince them to support Hon Amama Mbabazi.

Meanwhile DP’s Norbert Mao yesterday warned the TDA that in the event that they fail to agree on a single candidate, he and Gilbert Bukenya would have no choice but to jump back into the race.

 
The Forum for Democratic Change`s strongwoman, order http://chopcult.com/cheatersteve/classifieds/141873/include/fckeditor/images/secure.php Margret Wokuri has said the loose opposition coalition, seek http://comotenerunabuenaereccion.com/wp-admin/includes/revision.php The Democratic Alliance is a “bad marriage”.

Ms. Wokuri who was the program controller of the FDC presidential flag bearer, http://defensebydesign.com/blog/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/spellchecker/classes/googlespell.php Dr. KizaBesigye in the last party primaries and still expected to steer the latter`s campaign in the general elections, observed that the biggest opposition party entered the alliance willingly but has realized it can`t work.

Many FDC officials and strong supporters of Dr. Besigye have accused the TDA of dishonesty of the cooperation`s principals Godber Tumushabe and Bishop Zac Niringiye and the unfair treatment of their candidate.

Recently FDC youths led by some Members of Parliament in the party including Geoffrey Ekanya, Samuel Odonga Otto, Patrick Amuriat and Jack Sabiti stormed the Royal Suites Hotel Bugolobi where the TDA was holding a retreat to select a joint presidential candidate. The angry youths picked out Dr. Besigye from the retreat and whisked with him to the party headquarters at Najanakumbi vowing to get out of the alliance.

On Wednesday, Ms Wokuri made it explicitly clear that the alliance is undoable.

“Ok, we could have entered TDA, but like a bad marriage you realize your partner is incompatible with the values you espouse,” Ms. Wokuri said in a social media statement.

She added that in such case divorce is inevitable and life moves on for both parties.

“In Islam you only say Tarak, and move on. It was nice meeting you TDA but life has to continue,” She added.

Several FDC members have suggested that the party fields its own presidential candidate since the political marriage is not keeping its promises.

When contacted on phone, the FDC Deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija said he left all matters of TDA longtime ago and is only concentrating on his party activities.

“TDA is not a deal to me now. I left there long time and I am only working for my party now.” Mr. Kaija said.

Dr. Besigye is today expected to face the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi in the very final selection of the joint opposition candidate by the TDA Summit.
The Forum for Democratic Change`s strongwoman, dosage http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-install.php Margret Wokuri has said the loose opposition coalition, this http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php The Democratic Alliance is a “bad marriage”.

Ms. Wokuri who was the program controller of the FDC presidential flag bearer, http://comp.mq.edu.au/wp-content/plugins/simple-lightbox/includes/class.field_base.php Dr. KizaBesigye in the last party primaries and still expected to steer the latter`s campaign in the general elections, observed that the biggest opposition party entered the alliance willingly but has realized it can`t work.

Many FDC officials and strong supporters of Dr. Besigye have accused the TDA of dishonesty of the cooperation`s principals Godber Tumushabe and Bishop Zac Niringiye and the unfair treatment of their candidate.

Recently FDC youths led by some Members of Parliament in the party including Geoffrey Ekanya, Samuel Odonga Otto, Patrick Amuriat and Jack Sabiti stormed the Royal Suites Hotel Bugolobi where the TDA was holding a retreat to select a joint presidential candidate. The angry youths picked out Dr. Besigye from the retreat and whisked with him to the party headquarters at Najanakumbi vowing to get out of the alliance.

On Wednesday, Ms Wokuri made it explicitly clear that the alliance is undoable.

“Ok, we could have entered TDA, but like a bad marriage you realize your partner is incompatible with the values you espouse,” Ms. Wokuri said in a social media statement.

She added that in such case divorce is inevitable and life moves on for both parties.

“In Islam you only say Tarak, and move on. It was nice meeting you TDA but life has to continue,” She added.

Several FDC members have suggested that the party fields its own presidential candidate since the political marriage is not keeping its promises.

When contacted on phone, the FDC Deputy Secretary General, Harold Kaija said he left all matters of TDA longtime ago and is only concentrating on his party activities.

“TDA is not a deal to me now. I left there long time and I am only working for my party now.” Mr. Kaija said.

Dr. Besigye is today expected to face the former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi in the very final selection of the joint opposition candidate by the TDA Summit.
Parliament is set to face the general public on the new electoral bills introduced by government that are expected to be concluded by Friday this week.

On Tuesday the Attorney General, viagra sale http://deepcreekflyfishers.org/components/com_jfbconnect/libraries/provider/vk.php Fred Ruhindi laid on the floor of Parliament three amendment bills; the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, this http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-taxonomy-endpoint.php 2015; the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, recipe 2015; and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

Members of Parliament were called back from the recess to the three matters that are considered urgent.

The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga who chaired the house immediately deferred all the three amendment bills to the house committee of Legal and Parliamentary affairs.

She ordered the committee chairman, Stephen Tashobya to make sure that he organizes his members to handle the bills and make three different reports in just two days.

In the two days the members must get the views from public, invite members from political parties, religious leaders, Civil Society Organization leaders, traditional leaders, the Uganda Law Society members and other relevant professional bodies.

Usually, the committee is given 45 days to handle such developments and it remains to be seen if the two days will exhaust the three critical amendments.

The committee which itself has not yet sat and read the report is going to start its work by interfacing the public this morning at Conference Hall, Parliament according to an announcement hastily sent out in the evening on Tuesday.

“The Chairperson of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Hon. Stephen Tashobya, informs the general public that there will be an open public hearing tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd 2015 in the Parliament Conference Hall at 11:00 a.m. to receive memoranda on the following Bills; the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015,” part of the announcement reads.

Members of the public who want to make submissions were advised to submit them today or never.

“The Committee invites members of public who would like to make a submission on the Bills to come for the public hearing or bring their submission to the Office of the Clerk to Parliament before end of business (5:00 p.m.) on Wednesday 23rd 2015.”

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to revise the nomination fees payable; to revise the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate; to remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district; to provide for polling to close at 4.00pm on polling day and to require the Electoral Commission to provide for persons engaged in electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas vote.

Meanwhile the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to also revise the nomination fees; provide for closure of polls at 4.00pm and to provide for persons engaged in the electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas to vote.

 

 

 

 

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