Amama Mbabazi’s camp has claimed that its important witnesses in a petition challenging the election victory of president Museveni are targeted for harassment and forced disappearance.
“As we gather evidence to back our election petition; we are deeply concerned about increasing number of reports about disappearances, page http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-modules-list-table.php imprisonment and harassment of TDA (U), information pills Go Forward supporters, agents, witnesses, key opposition supporters and other concerned citizens,” said the pressure group’s Chief of Staff, Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe on Thursday.
“People that witnessed electoral malpractices are being targeted for elimination because of the roles they are projected to play in the election petition by Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi challenging the outcome of the Presidential Elections held on 18th February 2016.”
ChimpReports could not obtain an immediate response from police on the matter.
Solome did not specify whether which security agency was suspected of harassing their supporters.
She, however, maintains that police have been notified about the incidences.
Solome revealed that this past Monday, 6 polling agents from Nabweru and Kakiri in Wakiso district, who were heading to Kololo in a Toyota Noah registration number UAP 710N and in possession of original Declaration of Results Forms went missing.
She claimed the forms were “part of the evidence for the election petition,” adding, “The vehicle was last seen along Hoima road at 4.00pm that Monday evening.”
Solome said the vehicle was yesterday morning found vandalized and abandoned near Temangalo in Wakiso District and that the whereabouts of the six occupants along with the Declaration Forms that were in their possession are not known. “Police has been notified about the incidence and we await their response,” she noted.
Mbabazi is challenging the February 18 election outcome in the Supreme Court. He claims massive disfranchisement of voters, rigging and actions of state security agencies worked in the favour of the incumbent, a suggestion NRM leaders deny.
Solome said Mbabazi’s camp suspects that the alleged disappearances are “acts of sabotage by agents of the state aimed at harassment, instilling fear and interfering with the due process of court.”
She added: “Such acts are meant to destroy credible evidence that supports the election petition and also intimidate other conscious citizens who want to submit such evidence. We condemn these acts.”
Mbabazi, who was previously seen as a stronger challenger of his former boss, obtained a paltry 1.5 percent.
President Museveni retained his position with 60 percent of the total vote count while opposition ironman Dr Besigye scored 35 percent.
FDC President Mugisha Muntu says the party is yet to hold discussions with Mbabazi on the petition in the Supreme Court, saying, “we will not rush into anything.”
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Kakyebezi retired last year as a radio presenter at Vision Group’s Radio West to join politics.
He said after being declared winner that he was overwhelmed by the support he got majorly from the poor ordinary people of Mbarara, who saw hope in him.
He was announced winner at around midnight last night, polling 25239 votes (75% of the total vote), while his strongest challenger Stanley Katembeya of the FDC got only 8125 votes.
“I am lost of words,” a thrilled told his ecstatic supporters. “I had no money to splash to you but you have made your decision,”
Kakyebezi called on his opponent and people of Mbarara who didn’t support him to join him on the cumbersome task of transforming the city.
“We are going to illuminate this town; we are done with the darkness,” he reassured.
The ruling NRM party candidates won most of the municipality seats and they included; Barius Issa (Kakoba ward), Byansi Muhammad (Nyamityobora), Florence Bashabe (Ruharo ward), Constance Kainobwisho (Kamukuzi A), Abdul Kyambadde (Kamukuzi B) and Ntengye Asiimwe (Ruti ward).
After declaration of results, Kakyebezi joined his supporters at Rwampara Pub in Mbarara to celebrate.