Connect with us

POLITICS

DISORGANISED: FDC Cannot Manage This Country – NRM’s Tanga Odoi Warns, Postpones Party Primaries Due To Lack Of Funds

Published

on

 

The chairman of National Resistance Movement (NRM) electoral commission Dr. Tanga Odoi has warned that the opposition is very disorganized and cannot lead this country.

Dr. Tanga stressed that FDC’s act of washing their dirty linens in public clearly demonstrates that they are incapable of handling state affairs and Ugandans should never entrust them with Authority to lead this country. “Winnie Kiiza, how can you come out and stress that you won’t step down?’ Tanga asked.

Tanga told Winnie Kiiza that party politics dictates that once a party takes a decision, all party members have to respect it. He added that his NRM party makes many committee changes which are always respected by party members.

TANGA ODOI POSTPONES NRM PRIMARIES DUE TO LUCK OF FUNDS

Dr Tanga Odoi also announced that NRM has postponed the primaries in the newly created districts across the country which were supposed to take place on the 14th August 2018.

Tanga Odoi says they don’t have the funds to organise these elections so they have to been postponed until further notice. Tanga also noted that the extension will give time to other candidates to express their interest.

Tanga also warned members of parliament to stop passing laws that don’t help this country. His warning to MP was in regards to the approved districts which are set to be created from other districts yet there are no resources and money to facilitate and maintain them.

Some sources within NRM party told this website that the postponement was because the party chairman Yoweri Museveni declined to release funds after the party put a lot of money in the Bugiri election and lost to JEEMA’s Asuman Basalirwa.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

Comments

POLITICS

No Apology Can Bring Back Life Lost, Government Thuggery And Nepotism To Blame For Bududa Deaths – FDC

Published

on

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the people of Bududa who perished in the mudslides on Thursday last week and blamed government for negligence and failing to protect its people and their property.

Addressing journalists in their weekly press briefing at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi today, FDC’s deputy spokesperson Harold Kaija stressed that it is a pity that some government officials are doing business at the expense of people’s lives.

He revealed that in 2013, the office of the prime minister issued a directive to have the people of Bududa relocated after the 2010 incident but some Mafia and an MP of the area who sits on the committee of economy forged a land title on land that wasn’t vacant because it housed over 300 families, sold government air and ate over 8 billion. Kaija added that since that time no cause of action has been taken against the culprit and he is still a member of parliament up to date. Kaija revealed that the people of Uganda are dying because of Nepotism and thuggery exhibited by people who are charged with the duty of protecting them.

“There are no drugs in the hospital in Bududa, why won’t the victims die. Someone is rushed to a hospital that is empty. People in Uganda don’t even have money to run effectively their business. At every moment the people in government are killing citizens because of the greed and their heartless policies. Look at how Hon. Malinga died of hyper tension with the nearest hospital being 40 miles away, but still nothing was learnt, one day they will eat their poisoned food,” Kaija warned.

Bududa suffered another disaster since 2010 last week on Thursday when soil buried people with over 40 people recorded dead, houses and plantations destroyed and many left homeless after heavy rains. The president Gen. Museveni visited the area yesterday and apologized to the affected local. He pledged to support the homeless through the ministry of disaster and preparedness and vowed to punish those government officials who let him down.

At the Grapevine, we stand together with the people of Bududa in this trying moment and continue to pray for the departed souls.

We Won’t Allow Police To Threaten Us – Kaija Warns Police

In the same learning, Kaija has condemned the manner in which police stopped party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat from going to Kasese today. Kaija strongly condemned the decision by police to stop the party president Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA) in company of Kasese MP Nzowa and others from proceeding to Kasese ahead of the party planned activities today.

“This action today seals our allegations that the police regime is still operating under the script of Museveni. I pity Ochola a trained lawyer who operates under the trigger of the regime. We shall not allow the impunity of this NRM police and we are going to continue being defiant on the Un-legitimate laws that cartel party activities yet they are mandated by law,” Kaija said.  Kaija added that such acts are a threat to the democracy of Multi-party politics.

He said that such acts were dragging this country back to the eras of “Movement permits” just like what happened in South Africa which acts violate human rights.

“We don’t need to seek police notification in order to meet party officials. Two weeks back, Mr. Museveni was in Kampala addressing rallies and police didn’t say a word but should FDC organize to go there because we truly speak their voices, you will see how they will stop us. About the Kasese activity, we wrote to the police but they became reluctant to respond to us. We implore all democracy seeking Ugandans and colleagues to fight and put an end to this impunity,” Kaija said.

FDC party president Eng. Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA) was this morning stopped at Rwimi alongside Hon. Nzowa and some other party officials as they travelled to Kasese district to attend party activities of auditing members and party progress, he was asked to go back to Kampala.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

Comments

Continue Reading

POLITICS

Museveni Is Drunk With Power And The People Around Him Are Deceiving Him That He Is A God – Bobi Wine

Published

on

Kyadondo East legislator and Leader of the People Power Movement Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has launche another scathing attack at president Museveni.

In an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange last evening, Bobi Wine told president Museveni that he has been hoodwinked by people around him who have made him think that he is the alpha and omega or a ‘god of sorts’ and has ignored the problems of Ugandans.

The Kyadondo East Legislator described the President Museveni as a person drunk with power and those around him have convinced him to feel that way through the empty praises they shower him.

He further claimed that Mr. Museveni had done worse things than the former dictator Idi Amin Dada who was accused of killing many Ugandans during his 9-year rule.

According to Bobi Wine, institutions and leadership in Uganda are failing because the people around the president are his relatives and tribesmen.

“It has been said before that power corrupts, absolutely, I believe he is drunk with power. He has been convinced by those around him that he is a god of sorts,” Kyagulanyi said.

When asked what kind of advice he would give him, Bobi asked President Museveni to be true to his words and his people. “Mr Museveni before becoming president said the problem with Uganda and Africa in general is leaders who over stay in power. He has overstayed and doesn’t want to leave,” Kyagulanyi said.

On the chaos in Arua that happened on the 13th September, Kyagulanyi said that even though he has recently come out publicly to protest against Museveni, he is aware that those who have tried that before have suffered their own share of brutality. The lawmaker expressed confidence that the situation would change since Museveni will not remain in power forever. “Freedom comes to those who fight, not those who cry. The more you cry, the more your people continue to die. So, rise (up) and defend your rights,” reiterated Mr Kyagulanyi.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

 

Comments

Continue Reading

POLITICS

Police Warns: Zaake To Be Taken Home Bobi Wine Style

Published

on

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) have warned that they will avail Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake Butebi security from the airport to his home.

In a statement released this evening, the deputy police public relations officer Patrick Onyango says they have got intelligence that some people are being mobilised to go to Entebbe International Airport to welcome the legislator. The police add that the procession to welcome Zaake will be unlawful and would disrupt normal business activities including movement of people to and from the airport.

As a result of this, Onyango cautions that Zaake will be received at Entebbe airport by his immediate family members and will also be given security from the airport to his home.

It should be remembered that when Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine was returning from US, he was picked from the airport and driven straight home, it’s the same technique that police plans to use on  Zaake to keep his supporters from disrupting traffic on Entebbe road.

Mityana Municipality MP announced yesterday that he will be returning home tomorrow from India where he has been receiving treatment after allegedly being tortured by security operatives during the Arua by-elections fracas.

Comments

Continue Reading

like us

TRENDING

error: Content is protected !!