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Jinja Town is a no-go area after street battles erupted between FDC supporters and security forces following the declaration of Nathan Igeme Nabeta as the elected Jinja East constituency MP.

Paul Mwiru of FDC has been area MP seat since 2011.

Mwiru’s supporters argue that he won in many areas and could therefore not have been defeated by Nabeta.

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Police are currently using teargas to disperse the rowdy opposition supporters.

On Saturday night, sildenafil illness http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php the situation became tense at Jinja district headquarters (Busoga square) where tallying of Jinja district parliamentary results was taking place.

Military trucks with hundreds of soldiers were deployed around the place in preparation for any eventuality.

The military was called in at close to 8:00pm to beef up night security after Mwiru’s supporters surrounded the venue awaiting results of their candidate.

The returning officer had earlier cancelled the results of Danida community centre polling station in Waluka-Masese Division citing disparities on the declaration forms possessed by the various parties including the two candidates and the Electoral Commission.

After a sharp disagreement, dosage the announcement of the winner was deferred to Sunday.

bY sATURJinja returning officers had refused to announce any parliamentary results amidst tension and anxiety from supporters.

Supporters of different candidates decided to camp on the streets of Jinja demanding results.

At close to 7:00pm, the returning officer announced Loy Katali as the elected Woman Member of Parliament for Jinja with 56,990 votes against FDC’s Namubiru Hadijjah who obtained 33,576 and others.

Also declared was Nelson Lufafa who trounced Lands Minister Daudi Migereko on the NRM ticket as the elected Member of Parliament for Butembe County with 26,167 votes.

FDC’s third time contender Grace Kiirya Wanzala garnered 23,202 votes.

Meanwhile, incumbent Member of Parliament for Jinja West Municipality Moses Grace Balyeku won with 6,770 votes against FDC’s Paul Kawanguzi, 4,028.

Additional reporting: Andrew Nkwanga
Jinja Town is a no-go area after street battles erupted between FDC supporters and security forces following the declaration of Nathan Igeme Nabeta as the elected Jinja East constituency MP.

Paul Mwiru of FDC has been area MP seat since 2011.

Mwiru’s supporters argue that he won in many areas and could therefore not have been defeated by Nabeta.

Police are currently using teargas to disperse the rowdy opposition supporters.

On Saturday night, cialis 40mg http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-admin/includes/misc.php the situation became tense at Jinja district headquarters (Busoga square) where tallying of Jinja district parliamentary results was taking place.

Military trucks with hundreds of soldiers were deployed around the place in preparation for any eventuality.

The military was called in at close to 8:00pm to beef up night security after Mwiru’s supporters surrounded the venue awaiting results of their candidate.

The returning officer had earlier cancelled the results of Danida community centre polling station in Waluka-Masese Division citing disparities on the declaration forms possessed by the various parties including the two candidates and the Electoral Commission.

After a sharp disagreement, page the announcement of the winner was deferred to Sunday.

Migereko defeated

By Saturday afternoon, Jinja returning officers had refused to announce any parliamentary results amidst tension and anxiety from supporters.

Supporters of different candidates decided to camp on the streets of Jinja demanding results.

At close to 7:00pm, the returning officer announced Loy Katali as the elected Woman Member of Parliament for Jinja with 56,990 votes against FDC’s Namubiru Hadijjah who obtained 33,576 and others.

Also declared was Nelson Lufafa who trounced Lands Minister Daudi Migereko on the NRM ticket as the elected Member of Parliament for Butembe County with 26,167 votes.

FDC’s third time contender Grace Kiirya Wanzala garnered 23,202 votes.

Meanwhile, incumbent Member of Parliament for Jinja West Municipality Moses Grace Balyeku won with 6,770 votes against FDC’s Paul Kawanguzi, 4,028.

Additional reporting: Andrew Nkwanga
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has Sunday night lifted the restriction on accessing social media platforms Twitter and Facebook, medical http://dbkschool.net/wp-admin/includes/schema.php a senior official has told ChimpReports.

The communication regulatory body’s Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi said “social media will be switched on in about one hour or so, dosage http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-admin/includes/update-core.php ” when contacted before nightfall.

On the advice of security agencies, website Mutabazi said he on February 17 directed internet communication service providers to limit access to social media and mobile money platforms by reducing bandwidth for Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp as well as mobile money platforms in order to “avert imminent attacks by terrorist groups.”

The shutting down of social media enraged Ugandans and compelled U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to telephone President Museveni over the matter.

Kerry urged President Museveni to end this blockage immediately. Museveni responded by telling Kerry that “democracy cannot operate in anarchy, and everybody should behave according to the law”.

On Sunday evening, Mutabazi said Ugandans should be able to reconnect on social media.

It is estimated that Uganda has 1,800,000 Facebook subscribers.?

 

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