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Police, EC Accuse Each Other On Besigye’s Late Night Rallies

FDC's Dr Besigye arrived for his final rally in Kyengera yesterday at 9:15pm

President Yoweri Museveni has said had it not been a number of things to distract him, viagra http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_singlepic/module.nextgen_basic_singlepic.php he was destined to become a Bishop.

Museveni made the revelation on Thursday afternoon at MUBS playgrounds in Kampala while addressing NRM supporters during his campaign rally.

“I was going to become a Bishop because I was strong in religion but God gave me another job and I dropped being a Bishop,” Museveni told thousands of excited supporters on Thursday.

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The NRM presidential candidate said that despite having been chosen by God to take another path of leading Uganda, he is still a strong believer and well conversant with the Bible.

President Museveni admires a statue given to him

President Museveni admires a statue given to him

 Curses Disturbing Uganda

Museveni however noted that the curses onto Adam and Eve after sinning are still disturbing Uganda leading to problems like swindling of public funds the country is facing.

“It seems you have forgotten what the Bible says that when Eve tempted Adam and they ate the forbidden fruit, they were sent away from the Garden of Eden. God cursed them and it is those curses disturbing us when some wolves swindle money meant for you.”

He added:  ”You gave me authority as the head of the family to lead Uganda. I have grown millet but on putting it in the granary, rats are eating the millet. I will not stop growing and keeping my millet in the granary but will get traps and cats to kill the rats.”

Museveni said that like his soldiers of the NRA never knew how to shoot while they were beginning the bush war, as time went on they learnt what to do with the gun.

He said after the introduction of people like Jennifer Musisi in Kampala, he has been able to fight swindling of government money meant to provide services to the people.

Excited supporters of President Museveni pose for pictures at MUBS

Excited supporters of President Museveni pose for pictures at MUBS

The presidential candidate blasted opposition politicians whom he said are preaching evil against his government yet they were fed and looked after by his government noting that such politicians should be shunned.

“They are intimidating people with war talk but I want to assure you that no one can bring war here. If anyone just does any stupid mistake and dares to start war, we shall demolish them. I don’t stop anyone from talking rubbish but if they dare wage war, they will be finished,” Museveni warned.
As the campaigning episode the nearing general elections come to the climax, ambulance http://creechsgarden.com/components/com_k2/views/item/view.html.php enforcers of the electoral laws and guidelines seem to have opted to turn a blind eye on a few breaches.

Despite their recent stern warning to politicians whose rallies are shooting through the mandatory 6pm closure time, troche http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-includes/admin-bar.php candidates have continued in disregard of this rule, about it and the police force has decided to let it pass.

The Police and the Independent Electoral Commission are now trading counteraccusations on who should rein in on this open breach of the law.

Last week, the head of inter-agency communication task team (which consists of police, UPDF and other security agencies) Asan Kasingye warned specifically the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye, who was reported to conduct rallies as late as 8pm.

Kasingye said Besigye was risking being arrested and prosecuted for ignoring these rules, and asked police officers to record the late night rallies.

“We have noted increased acts of defiance exhibited by the FDC camp which include campaigning after the stipulated time. A case of reference is January 29, when Besigye addressed a rally at 8:25pm in Kiruhura and Ibanda. Efforts to advise Besigye not to campaign were futile,” he told journalists on Monday February 1st.

Besigye’s campaign team barefacedly terms this practice as the first indicator of his “defiance campaign.”

However, Besigye is unmoved. Last evening, he arrived at his last rally in Kyengera town at 9:15 pm, where hundreds of his supporters had waited through the afternoon.

Police, with help from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) not only allowed this rally to proceed smoothly to the end, by also stood guard to ensure the safety of everyone.

When contacted this morning, police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, admitted that this was wrong, but said the Electoral Commission should have complained.

“Why don’t you call them and ask them,” he advised us. “That is their work to ensure that their candidates are not breaking the rules set by the (commission).”

The Electoral Commission on the other hand informed us that police erred by letting the rally proceed. The Commission spokesperson Jotham Taremwa wondered on phone, “If you are police officer and you see someone breaking the law, why must you wait for someone to raise the flag?”

He added, “This shouldn’t be a blame game of sorts, but Police know that these people were breaking the law they are supposed to take action. They are the enforcers of the law.”

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