Outgoing Kazo County Member of Parliament Hon John Nasasira has revealed he will be back in the country at the start of Next week.
Nasasira told Chimpreports last evening that after undergoing a successful surgery and seamless recuperation, unhealthy http://csrf.net/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/form-anonymous.php he was set to return home from the UK.
The Minister of ICT underwent a couple of operations following an accident that damaged his femur.
Nasasira recently announced that owing to ill health, he would not be seeking to represent the people of Kazo in the 10th Parliament, having done so for the last two and half decades.
“What people should know is that I am fine and I will be coming back next week,” he told us in a brief message.
Officials from the opposition coalition The Democratic Alliance have said they are considering taking legal action against the Electoral Commission for what they termed as interfering with the electoral process.
The Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu on Friday morning announced that the dates for nomination of presidential candidates had been changed from October 5 -6 to November 3 – 4, prescription http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php giving candidates only 3 months to traverse all the 112 districts in Uganda for campaigns.
“The decision to extend presidential nomination dates is our (EC) decision. No one dictates to us. Nomination fees of presidential candidates have also been revised from shs 8million to shs 20million. Candidates are therefore advised to pay the balance before nomination day, http://conocity.eu/wp-includes/theme-compat/footer.php ” Kiggundu told journalists.
TDA spokesperson Wafula Oguttu says however, that it was wrong for the election body to adjust the nomination dates on top of increasing the nomination fees for presidential candidates which he insisted is against the law.
There is also a feeling that the ruling NRM party’s unpreparedness for the 2016 elections was the reason for the EC’s adjustments to the program.
The party is yet to hold its Delegates conference to pick its flag bear.
“The incompetence and disorganization of the NRM is influencing the whole electoral process in the country which is wrong. The process had been discussed and later gazetted. Why change it now without consulting anyone,” Oguttu wondered at the TDA headquarters in Naguru on Friday afternoon.
“This action by the Electoral Commission has to be challenged legally and other possible ways.”
The officials from the opposition coalition also condemned the increase of the nomination fees from Shs8 Million to Shs 20 Million which they say is intended to kick some people out of the race.
They further castigated the decision by the election body and the Uganda Communication Commission to suspend SMS and social media as platforms for campaigns saying it was uncalled for.
“It is a sign of fear by the ruling NRM party as it is interrupting the gazetted electoral process. We are soon sitting to litigate this,” said FDC chairperson Wasswa Birigwa.