Election 2016

Teargas in Jinja as NRM’s Nabeta Floors FDC Firebrand Paul Mwiru

Nathan Igeme Nabeta has been declared winner of Jinja East constituency

Defeated Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has threatened to march to the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Kampala to demand “their (EC) hard copies of what they announced” in the February 18 election as he ponders on a possible law suit.

Observers say this could mark the beginning of what he calls a defiance campaign against the sitting government.

Addressing journalists at his residence in Kasangati, viagra 40mg medications http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/class-walker-page.php Wakiso district on Sunday, http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/classes/em-category-taxonomy.php Besigye said FDC “rejects the February election results” and that “the disenfranchisement of our people was deliberate.”

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He expressed shock that complete results from Wakiso, http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php Rukungiri and Kasese are yet to be included in the total vote count by the Electoral Commission.

Besigye, who has previously ruled out seeking legal redress, this time round said the party “reserves the right to petition the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of this election.”

The FDC candidate, who polled 35 percent in Thursday’s election, took the second position after Museveni who won with 60 percent.

In the 2001 and 2006 elections, Besigye accused the ruling president of rigging elections before heading to the Supreme Court which did not rule in his favour.

However, the highest court in the land agreed with him that the election was marred by electoral malpractices.

Besigye today said during the course of next week, his party will assemble what is required to establish the basis of their future actions.

He also reiterated his call for an independent audit of the election results with the representation of the international community, NRM and FDC officials.

Besigye, who participated in the NRA war that brought president Museveni to power in 1986 before serving in high profile government positions, urged supporters to end the blockade at his residence.

President Museveni today endorsed Besigye’s preventive arrest, saying he would not be allowed to “disturb our peace.”

The United States government has since urged Museveni to “immediately” end the house arres effected by police on Friday night.
Defeated Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has threatened to march to the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Kampala to demand “their (EC) hard copies of what they announced” in the February 18 election as he ponders on a possible law suit.

Observers say this could mark the beginning of what he calls a defiance campaign against the sitting government.

Addressing journalists at his residence in Kasangati, page http://curriegroup.co.nz/components/com_k2/sef_ext/com_k2.php Wakiso district on Sunday, viagra approved http://conforms.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-press-this.php Besigye said FDC “rejects the February election results” and that “the disenfranchisement of our people was deliberate.”

He expressed shock that complete results from Wakiso, information pills http://ca-uqam.info/wp-includes/class-wp-term.php Rukungiri and Kasese are yet to be included in the total vote count by the Electoral Commission.

Besigye, who has previously ruled out seeking legal redress, this time round said the party “reserves the right to petition the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of this election.”

The FDC candidate, who polled 35 percent in Thursday’s election, took the second position after Museveni who won with 60 percent.

In the 2001 and 2006 elections, Besigye accused the ruling president of rigging elections before heading to the Supreme Court which did not rule in his favour.

However, the highest court in the land agreed with him that the election was marred by electoral malpractices.

Besigye today said during the course of next week, his party will assemble what is required to establish the basis of their future actions.

He also reiterated his call for an independent audit of the election results with the representation of the international community, NRM and FDC officials.

Besigye, who participated in the NRA war that brought president Museveni to power in 1986 before serving in high profile government positions, urged supporters to end the blockade at his residence.

President Museveni today endorsed Besigye’s preventive arrest, saying he would not be allowed to “disturb our peace.”

The United States government has since urged Museveni to “immediately” end the house arres effected by police on Friday night.
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, shop http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-user-endpoint.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, buy http://cloud.ca/wp-includes/http.php 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

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