Election 2016

Why FDC Won’t Go to Court Over Presidential Elections

Col Dr Kizza Besigye

Controversial journalist Andrew Mwenda was received Tuesday morning at FDC’s defeated Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati, sales http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php Chimpreports has learnt.

We were still unable to independently establish the reason for the unprecedented visit but it is rumored that Mwenda was involved in a mediation process between the aggrieved candidate with police and government officials.

Besigye, http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-post-base.php who hinted on challenging the February 18th presidential election results in courts of law has only a few hours to file his complaint; today being the deadline.

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It is understood that Mwenda had previously tried in vain to bridge the divide between the fourth time unsuccessful candidate with President Yoweri Museveni, with whom he parted ways in the late 1990s.

Mwenda who successfully mediated talks between Museveni and his Rwanda counterpart years back, is not greatly trusted by the opposition strongman, majorly because of his recent departure from being a strong critic of the incumbent and government’s excesses to a conformist.

In the wake of the just concluded elections, Mwenda has openly shown his lack of support for Col Besigye, tweeting that his supporters had overestimated his potential to floor President Museveni in an election.

“Besigye did not win this election. But I agree he won the propaganda war and successfully shaped perception of the election outcome,” he tweeted.

“How do we explain failure of FDC to field candidates in 89 constituencies? Did NRM rig them from contesting as well?”

Meanwhile Col Dr Kizza Besigye remains locked up at his house as the deadline clock ticks down to the closure of the legal way of challenging the election result.

According to the FDC chief Mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe, the party NEC is meeting today at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

“We still wait for Dr. Besigye to attend this meeting. He is expected to give direction and his views about the matter,” she said.

“We still keep the hope and patience despite dictator provocation. In case police block him again from attending or arrests him again. The party will communicate to Ugandans the next course of action.”

 
Controversial journalist Andrew Mwenda was spotted Tuesday morning at FDC’s defeated Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati, medicine http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-nav-menu-widget.php Chimpreports has learnt.

We were still unable to independently establish the reason for the unprecedented visit but it is rumored that Mwenda was involved in a mediation process between the aggrieved candidate with police and government officials.

Besigye, http://cccnt.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/customizer/day_list_view.php who hinted on challenging the February 18th presidential election results in courts of law has only a few hours to file his complaint; today being the deadline.

It is understood that Mwenda had previously tried in vain to bridge the divide between the fourth time unsuccessful candidate with President Yoweri Museveni, with whom he parted ways in the late 1990s.

Mwenda who successfully mediated talks between Museveni and his Rwanda counterpart years back, is not greatly trusted by the opposition strongman, majorly because of his recent departure from being a strong critic of the incumbent and government’s excesses to a conformist.

In the wake of the just concluded elections, Mwenda has openly shown his lack of support for Col Besigye, tweeting that his supporters had overestimated his potential to floor President Museveni in an election.

“Besigye did not win this election. But I agree he won the propaganda war and successfully shaped perception of the election outcome,” he tweeted.

“How do we explain failure of FDC to field candidates in 89 constituencies? Did NRM rig them from contesting as well?”

Meanwhile Col Dr Kizza Besigye remains locked up at his house as the deadline clock ticks down to the closure of the legal way of challenging the election result.

According to the FDC chief Mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe, the party NEC is meeting today at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi.

“We still wait for Dr. Besigye to attend this meeting. He is expected to give direction and his views about the matter,” she said.

“We still keep the hope and patience despite dictator provocation. In case police block him again from attending or arrests him again. The party will communicate to Ugandans the next course of action.”

 
The Forum for Democratic Change party is largely expected to announce that they will not challenge the outcome of the Feb 18 presidential elections.

A press conference on the matter will be addressed by party president Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu today afternoon in Kampala.

Besigye has hinted on taking the matter to the Supreme Court. But his lawyers led by David Mpanga say they lacked time to prepare a petition for the Supreme Court.

“An aggrieved candidate has 10 days to prepare and lodge a presidential election petition. This is a very short time. Time runs out on Tuesday, pharm http://clintonhouse.com/wp-includes/taxonomy.php ” said Mpanga last week.

He added: “I do not think that Besigye has had a fair opportunity to prepare for a petition. This is very unfortunate for him and for the country.”

Mpanga, page who was denied by police an opportunity to meet with Besigye at Kasangati, concluded: “I will not be acting for Besigye in a petition when he is under such a handicap.”

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