Anti Riot Police has cordoned off Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home in Wakaliga Rubaga division to stop him from heading to town for the halted mayoral nomination exercise.
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Police this morning deployed a team of officers with a police van parked next to Lukwagos gate.
A number opposition politicians including Makindye division councilor Allan Sewanyana, search http://crosscourtathletics.org/wp-admin/includes/template.php councilor Aidah Nakuya and others are among those who have joined Lukwago at his home.
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Kampala Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago has left his house in Wakaliga, check http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/ms-load.php heading to the Electoral Commission Offices to be nominated for reelection in the coming general elections.
There is no nomination taking place at the venue however, as the exercise was halted by the National Electoral Commission, awaiting communication from government.
There is a bill on the floor of parliament that seeks to revise the voting guidelines for the mayoral seat, reserving this exercise only for City Councilors as opposed to universal adult suffrage.
EC Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu informed press last week that the nomination exercise was stopped pending updates from the Minister in Charge of Kampala Hon Frank Tumwebaze on the new law.
Lukwago says however that the EC has not communicated to him about the change of program. He told press at his house where he was earlier contained by police, that he would not allow government to hoodwink and take away the power of the people of Kampala.
“I heard that they are waiting for instructions from Frank Tumwebaze who is even outside the country. That’s not how the country is managed,” he said.
About a Kilometer, from his house however, Lukwago’s procession was topped again by Police, which by publication time was still exchanging with Lukwago and his supporters.