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Police Cautions Aspirants As Campaign Deaths Escalate

Police's Director of Operations Haruna Isabirye

The Electoral Commission has set November 3 – 4 as dates for nomination of presidential candidates, page http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php Chimp Corps report.

This means presidential candidates have about three months to traverse 112 districts in Uganda.

The electoral body had set October 5 -6 as dates for nominating and declaring presidential candidates before flagging them off for campaigns.

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However, prostate http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-content/themes/imedica/vc_templates/imedica_feature_boxes.php during a press conference held at EC headquarters in Kampala on Friday, http://contesta.fusolab.net/ipar.php the commission’s chairperson, Eng Badru Kiggundu said the adjustments were intended to cater for the amendments in the electoral laws.

Parliament on Wednesday decided that presidential candidates should not get a single shilling from the Electoral Commission, a new law Kiggundu said would be implemented.

Kiggundu said polling stations will be closed at 4.00 pm from the initial 5:00 pm.

Parliament also passed the Presidential Elections Bill that revised the nomination fees from Shs 8m to Shs 20m.

Kiggundu told journalists today that presidential aspirants “should deliver the balance of nomination fees” to the EC before nomination.

This means the aspirants who include Yoweri Museveni, Abed Bwanika, Hon Amama Mbabazi and Prof Venansius Baryamureeba will have to pay an extra Shs 12m before they are declared candidates.

The August House also considered increasing Parliamentary aspirant nominations fees from Shs 200,000 to Shs 3m.  Aspirants will have to also pay the balance before nomination.

Kiggundu used today’s press briefing to warn against “formation of militias” which he said “will not be tolerated at all at the polling stations.”

He advised political parties to submit lists of “polling station observers and agents to the EC for accreditation.”

The electoral commission chairman further contended that the body, with the support of police, would allow only 5 election observers per sub-county.

Kiggundu also assured that candidates will receive soft copies of the voters’ roll.
Herbert Kabafunzaki, more about http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-media-v1-1-endpoint.php the Rukiga county Member of Parliament aspirant in the NRM primaries has been dragged to the Kabale Central Police Station by a voter, http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortlinks.php for threatening to kill him.

Elisha Ndyabahika, a resident of Kasoni village in Rwamucucu sub county accuses Kabafunzaki who is also the LC5 Councilor for Makindye A in Wakiso district, for allegedly making a phone call to him on Wednesday in which he threatened to kill him.

He says in the late night phone exchange, the loose-lipped aspiring MP told him that either one of the two would be buried by the close of the electoral season.

Ndyabahika says he couldn’t take the threat lightly and that he was now living in great fear for his life, which is why he sought police intervention.

Elly Maate, the  Kigezi regional police spokesman confirmed to us that a case of threatening violence  had been opened against the politician under file number SD REF 57/01/10/2015 at the Kabale Police station and that investigations were underway.

Chimpreports after several tries, managed to reach the aspiring MP on his mobile and he vehemently denied the accusations saying that they were  baseless concoctions by his political rivals to tarnish his name ahead of the elections.

“I know that boy has been sent by [FDC’s] Jack Sabiiti and they want to destabilize me. Why would I want to kill someone that doesn’t even own a hen?” he told us.

Kabafunzaki is facing Edmund Atusasiire , Davis Ariho Rwaburikwire and Moses  Karugaba in the NRM primaries after which the winner with battle Jack Sabiti in the 2016 general elections.
Herbert Kabafunzaki, abortion http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-admin/includes/user.php the Rukiga county Member of Parliament aspirant in the NRM primaries has been dragged to the Kabale Central Police Station by a voter, http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-ff7c0b40968f5e360422d9ef236b0d8c.php for threatening to kill him.

Elisha Ndyabahika, a resident of Kasoni village in Rwamucucu sub county accuses Kabafunzaki, who is also the LC5 Councilor for Makindye A in Wakiso district of making a phone call to him on Wednesday in which he threatened to kill him.

He says in the late night phone exchange, the loose-lipped aspiring MP told him that either one of the two would be buried by the close of the electoral season.

 

Ndyabahika says he couldn’t take the threat lightly and that he was now living in great fear for his life, which is why he sought police intervention.

Elly Maate, the  Kigezi regional police spokesman confirmed to us that a case of threatening violence  had been opened against the politician under file number SD REF 57/01/10/2015 at the Kabale Police station and that investigations were underway.

Chimpreports after several tries, managed to reach the aspiring MP on his mobile and he vehemently denied the accusations saying that they were  baseless concoctions by his political rivals to tarnish his name ahead of the elections.

“I know that boy has been sent by [FDC’s] Jack Sabiiti and they want to destabilize me. Why would I want to kill someone that doesn’t even own a hen?” he told us.

Kabafunzaki is facing Edmund Atusasiire , Davis Ariho Rwaburikwire and Moses  Karugaba in the NRM primaries after which the winner with battle Jack Sabiti in the 2016 general elections.
By Moses Kyeiswa

Uganda Police’s Operations Director Haruna Isabirye has advised Kibaale district leaders and political aspirants to work together and inform police about their movements during this heated political period.

Haruna Isabirye was on Thursday meeting all the Local Government leaders and Mp aspirants in Kibaale District in western Uganda. The meeting followed unprecedented deaths of two people in the area as a result of political campaigns.

Annet Katusabe, cialis 40mg http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/options/voters.php 27 was shot by a police officer at Bwikara playground during rally of the Kibaale District Woman MP Robinah Nabanja early this week. Another Beatrice Bagyenyi, buy http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/ph.php aged 70 was knocked dead in Muhorro Sub County allegedly by MP aspirant Denis Namara’s convoy.

Namara’s political rival and incumbent Barnabas Tinkasiimire blamed the accident on Namara saying that his truck registration No UAV 451V was the one involved in an accident. Police is yet to come out with a report on the incident.

Police’s Isabirye reminded the politicians in the meeting that they were all required by the country’s Public Order Management law to inform police about each one of their scheduled meetings.

Some of the aspirants however told the police director that a number of local police officers had tended to indulge themselves in divisive politics and that some were playing agents of certain contestants, something that Isabirye sternly condemned.

The Kibaale RDC Samuel Kisembo Alaari during the meeting appealed to police to improve on their response effectiveness when called up in emergency cases.

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