Election 2016

Police Explain Besigye, Muntu Arrest

Electoral Commission (EC) chief Eng Badru Kiggundu has welcomed the arrest of FDC top officials specifically Dr Kizza Besigye for reportedly trying to announce their own election results.

FDC is said to have been running a parallel election tally centre at their headquarters in Kampala.

Police today used teargas to disperse party officials before taking over the premises in Najjanankumbi, shop http://degrisogono.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-response.php Entebbe Road.

Besigye, capsule http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-sync.php Mugisha Muntu, Waswa Biriggwa and Ingrid Turinawe were eventually arrested and driven off to an unknown destination.

Asked to comment on the FDC top leadership’s arrest, Kiggundu responded: “Let him answer for his lack of respect for the law.”

Kiggundu said Besigye disrespects the EC which is legally mandated to hold elections.

Meanwhile, violence has broken out in different parts of Kampala especially along Entebbe Road.

Opposition supporters set bonfires in the middle of the road along the Entebbe highway, causing panic.

Police and the military are jointly patrolling the city and its suburbs especially Naalya, Kireka, Makindye, Mengo, Kasubi, Kisenyi and Kissekka.

The Central Business District remains deserted with many fearing to lose lives and property in the violence.

The East African Community and European Union Observer Missions will tomorrow hold press briefings at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on the elections.
Electoral Commission (EC) chief Eng Badru Kiggundu has welcomed the arrest of FDC top officials specifically Dr Kizza Besigye for reportedly trying to announce their own election results.

FDC is said to have been running a parallel election tally centre at their headquarters in Kampala.

Police today used teargas to disperse party officials before taking over the premises in Najjanankumbi, drug http://crememinceur.com/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php Entebbe Road.

Besigye, http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-delete-media-v1-1-endpoint.php Mugisha Muntu, Waswa Biriggwa and Ingrid Turinawe were eventually arrested and driven off to an unknown destination.

Asked to comment on the FDC top leadership’s arrest, Kiggundu responded: “Let him answer for his lack of respect for the law.”

Kiggundu said Besigye disrespects the EC which is legally mandated to hold elections.

Meanwhile, violence has broken out in different parts of Kampala especially along Entebbe Road.

Opposition supporters set bonfires in the middle of the road along the Entebbe highway, causing panic.

Police and the military are jointly patrolling the city and its suburbs especially Naalya, Kireka, Makindye, Mengo, Kasubi, Kisenyi and Kissekka.

The Central Business District remains deserted with many fearing to lose lives and property in the violence.

The East African Community and European Union Observer Missions will tomorrow hold press briefings at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on the elections.
Presidential Candidate Dr. Abed Bwanika has clarified that he was not arrested on the Tanzanian border allegedly trying to sneak out of the country as earlier reported.

Abed Bwanika who was contesting for the third time for the country’s highest office was said to have been intercepted by security at the southern border town of Mutukula.

The Observer reported that Bwanika was travelling in his car registration number UAG 675G when he was arrested.

However, pharmacy http://central-alarm.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/admin.php using his Twitter handle, cost http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/lib/class.media-extractor.php Bwanika said he was in Kampala and that he had jst returned from “escorting my wife Gladys Bwanika for business duties.”

He said it was his wife who had gone to clear goods at Mutukula border, sales http://clicknbuy.tk/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php adding, “international business awaits for no one.”

By Friday morning the candidate was still trailing in the ongoing counting at National Tally Center at Namboole Stadium, with 1 percent vote.
Police in Kampala have come out to explain the circumstances under which opposition Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate and other party leaders were arrested.

Dr Kizza Besigye together with FDC president Gen Mugisha Muntu, page http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/newsletter/plugin.php and the party chief mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe were picked up this afternoon at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

Police says Besigye was preparing to announce his own results from yesterday’s elections, ampoule http://centthor.com/wp-includes/functions.wp-scripts.php contrary to Section 57 of the Presidential Elections Act which vests these powers only to the Electoral Commission.

“…FDC Presidential Candidate Kizza Besigye, Mugisha Muntu, Ingrid Turinawe have been stopped from announcing purportedly final results of the Presidential Elections,” said Onyango in a statement.

Besigye was still trailing in the preliminary results with 32% while incumbent President Museveni led with 62%.

Yesterday immediately after casting his vote in Rukungiri district, Besigye said the entire election exercise was not transparent.

When contacted on phone, the police mouthpiece declined to delve into details of Besigye’s arrest such as where he was being held.

“It has been made clear through various forums that any attempt by anyone other than the Electoral Commission, including the FDC Party, to declare their own results will amount to disturbing public order,” Onyango stressed in the statement.

“Whereas we appreciate that many people are anxious about the results of the elections, we call upon all peace-loving Ugandans to exercise restraint, good judgement and a sense of decorum in handling matters to do with election results.”

This is the third time Besigye has been held by Police this week, the first being at the close of his campaigns on Tuesday and yesterday when he stormed one of police’s facilities in Kampala on suspicion that there was vote rigging in progress.

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