A number Residents of Rukungiri district in western Uganda have heeded to Forum for Democratic Change’s calls for civil action to arm-twist government into freeing their party’s presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye who remains under police guard at his home in Kasangati.
The locals this morning demonstrated by not showing up for work, diagnosis http://couponadventures.com/wp-includes/class-wp-user-meta-session-tokens.php as asked by the opposition party at the start of the week.
The FDC on Monday announced what they terms as the “Free my Vote” campaign in which members and supporters were asked stay at home every Thursday to show solidarity with Col Besigye who has been kept in confinement for more than three weeks.
The protests also would include boycotting businessmen and artists that are supportive of the NRM regime.
On Thursday midmorning, cheapest http://consugi.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/really-simple-captcha.php most of the shops in the western municipality were found to be closed with minimal traffic on the streets.
Col Besigye Besigye hails from the same district and enjoys enormous support there.
The campaign has however come under criticism from some sections of the public who questioned its primary intentions.
Some people believe that the pretests are aimed at weakening the country’s election, while others including Col Kizza Besigye’s wife Mrs Winnie Byanyima are concerned that bits of the campaign are “misguided.”
National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General, unhealthy http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-site-jetpack.php Justine Kasule Lumumba has lambasted Kenyan politician Prof. Anyang Nyongo who recently poked holes in Uganda’s general elections conducted last month.
The Kisumu Senator recently told the Kenyan Parliament that the Ugandan elections were “badly rigged” by the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.
“The outcome of the presidential election has been very problematic. This is the first time in an African country where an election is held and there is no celebration of victory anywhere, order http://chagoscantina.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/likes.php ” he said.
“We sit on a precipice of disaster. Like it happened in the 1970s, here http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-embed-reversal-endpoint.php we may sooner than later, have to accommodate our Ugandan sisters and brothers in Kenya because of insecurity in their country. It is, therefore, we, as Kenyans, to become seized what is going on and get ready to defend democracy, not just in our nation, but everywhere in the world.”
While responding to the Senator’s remarks at the NRM headquarters in Kampala, The Secretary General said Prof Anyang’s concerns were misplaced.
Lumumba went ahead to advise the opposition Orange Democratic Movement [ODM] party Secretary General focus on his party and Kenyan politics.
“I also read his speech on Social Media. If it is true, it’s sad because it shouldn’t be Kenya to advise us on issues about good elections,” she said.
“I even noticed that the person who moved the motion was a Secretary General of a party that has never won elections; if he is an expert in conducting elections, let him first win elections in Kenya then we can take his advice,” Lumumba said.
Prof. Nyango called upon Kenya to lead the world in condemning what is going on in Uganda and called upon Ugandans resist the “dictatorial regime.”
He noted, “I call upon the AU not to be timid, but to stand with nations who love democracy the world over to denounce what is happening in Uganda. I call upon the East African Community right here at home to do the same.”