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Sejusa Asks NRM Members to Support Mbabazi

Former Coordinator of Intelligence Organs, Gen David Sejusa speaking at UPC head offices recently

The Forum for Democratic Change is set to send a team of officials from the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi to Kitgum district which was rocked by violence at the start of this week.

Physical confrontation ensued at the Kitgum district FDC offices on Monday when the planned primary elections turned chaotic, look http://clockdodgers.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php leading into tearing and burning of the party register and ballot papers

We reported yesterday that Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Anywar was behind the fracas, order http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/gplus-authorship.php which partly explained her decision to turn against her party presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye in favor of Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi.

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As other TownCouncils were celebrating when Parliament endorsed the Local Government`s motion to create 12 new municipalities, order in Kitgum it was only a disaster in the making.

Anywar and former Makerere University Guild President, Denis Onekalit Amere immediately declared intentions to represent the new Kitgum Municipality in Parliament on the FDC ticket.

To Anywar, who holds that she introduced Dr. Besigye and the opposition party to the rural district, it was political disobedience for a “young boy” to challenge her.

According to her close friends, Anywar believes Onekalit was fronted by party officials against her. The struggle between the two groups exploded on Sunday and Monday when diplomacy was discarded and muscles flexed at the party offices.

Onekalit’s group, who reportedly enjoys the support of the district leadership, accused the group of Anywar for ransacking the office and causing damage. They claim Anywar picked a bottle and almost hit it on the head of the district FDC chairperson Moi Alfred.

Anywar however told us on phone that the district party officials had connived with opponents and the party Electoral Commission team sent from Kampala to rig the elections.

The primary election was called off pending another decision to be taken from the party headquarters. ChimReports has learnt that a team of officials are heading to the hot spot tomorrow to iron out the impasse.

The FDC National Vice Chairperson for northern region, Reagan Okumu told us on phone last night that the party is keenly following the events in one of its strongholds and wants to immediately address them.

“We have acknowledged the anomalies that happened in Kitgum which is one of our stronghold districts as you know it. A team from our head office is going there on Sunday to solve the matter,” Okum revealed.

Without divulging details, Okumu added that the process was unfair to some of the candidates. According to him the holding of primary elections only came to be known over the weekend when some interested parties had not prepared.

“I think some of the district party officials were unfair to some candidates. The election itself was sort of kept secret,” Okumu added.
The Attorney General, ailment http://cmd-kenya.org/institute/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php Fred Ruhindi is set to formally table the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 on the floor of Parliament that is resuming from the two weeks adjournment of Thursday.

Largely centered on the Electoral reform processes, drug http://crossfit908.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/includes/welcome-panel.php the Bill was released by the Parliament`s communication department on Tuesday evening and is expected to be debated and finalized before different parties enter internal elections also known as primaries

The bill if passed is going to see the name of the Electoral Commission Changed to Independent Electoral Commission though opposition and different Civil Society Organizations have expressed mixed reactions there is going to be no change since the President remains with the powers to appoint and disappoint Commission members.

According to the order paper that contains the business of the House for Thursday seen by ChimpReports, http://chipinhead.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-users-endpoint.php the tabling of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 for the first reading is going to be the first item in the agenda.

The August House is expected to exhaust the better part of its time before and after passing the 2015/2016 National Budget on the new Bill since time is running out.

Debating and concluding it remains a mystery since other bills like the controversial Anti-homosexuality Bill 2009 took a solid five years and was only passed in 2014 before it was quashed by the court.

Members of Parliament across the political divide are however excited about the bill and the only contention is likely going to be on the powers awarded to the  President to even pick the members of the reformed Electoral Commission
The Attorney General, order http://daisho.ca/wp-includes/classes.php Fred Ruhindi is set to formally table the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 on the floor of Parliament that is resuming from the two weeks adjournment of Thursday.

Largely centered on the Electoral reform processes, http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/crawler/class.tx_crawler_auth.php the Bill was released by the Parliament`s communication department on Tuesday evening and is expected to be debated and finalized before different parties enter internal elections also known as primaries

The bill if passed is going to see the name of the Electoral Commission Changed to Independent Electoral Commission though opposition and different Civil Society Organizations have expressed mixed reactions there is going to be no change since the President remains with the powers to appoint and disappoint Commission members.

According to the order paper that contains the business of the House for Thursday seen by ChimpReports, http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/vendor/twig/functioninterface.php the tabling of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 for the first reading is going to be the first item in the agenda.

The August House is expected to exhaust the better part of its time before and after passing the 2015/2016 National Budget on the new Bill since time is running out.

Debating and concluding it remains a mystery since other bills like the controversial Anti-homosexuality Bill 2009 took a solid five years and was only passed in 2014 before it was quashed by the court.

Members of Parliament across the political divide are however excited about the bill and the only contention is likely going to be on the powers awarded to the  President to even pick the members of the reformed Electoral Commission.

 
The national coordinator for Platform to Rescue Uganda (PRU), view http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/manage/activate-admin.php Gen. David Sejusa has advised members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) to abandon president Yoweri Museveni as their candidate for 2016 general election and replace him with a more suitable former party Secretary General, stomach http://dentistryatthepark.com/wp-includes/link-template.php Amama Mbabazi.

Sejusa told journalists at Uganda People’ Congress (UPC) headquarters at Uganda House yesterday that the decision of fielding president Museveni as the party sole candidate is an illegality that shouldn’t be allowed by the party.

The General noted that the country shouldn’t be hoodwinked by the new constitutional reforms to abandon the main project of pushing president Museveni not to stand for 2016 general elections due to his old age.

“Ugandans shouldn’t be blinded by the droll constitutional reforms, approved http://closdescapucins.fr/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-imagick.php the major issue is; does Museveni qualify as a candidate yet he will exceed the age limit mid next term once he is voted again. This is the issue all Ugandans must focus onto,” Sejusa observed.

Asked by reporters whether or not the NRM would be split if the former Secretary General Amama Mbabazi decided to stand against Yoweri Museveni for presidency, Sejusa he said that was unlikely.

“My advice to the ruling party is actually that members should rally behind Mr Mbabazi rather than the aging Museveni. They should be thinking of hopping onto the new bus,” he said.

Early this week, Amama Mbabazi while speaking to press, hinted on continuing the pursuit for his political ambitions, irrespective of the resolution taken by the NRM party leadership at Kyankwanzi unanimously endorsing President Museveni for re-election in 2016.

The former premier described the Kyankwanzi resolution as “a mere opinion”, fuelling speculation that he could stand against Museveni in the race for party chairmanship in the upcoming NRM polls.

 

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