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Old People Do Not Tell Lies, Stop Lying To The Nation – Ssemujju Attacks Museveni..

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Forum for Democratic Chande (FDC) spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has blasted president Museveni and told him to stop telling lies.

 While addressing the press at FDC headquarters in Najjanakumbi, the Kira municipality Member of Parliament responded to Museveni’s claims that the opposition rigged the Hoima by election.

“What Museveni wrote shocked me, but I think he has aged and it’s that advanced age that is disturbing him. You know the moment you clock sixty, you start showing signs of advanced age,” Ssemujju said.

President Museveni recently released a statement accusing the opposition of rigging elections and telling lies that they had won.

 Nganda asked the President not to just shy away from what he did together with his Army (UPDF) in Hoima during the elections.

“Museveni is feeling guilty and he is turning the guild on the opposition. You go, organise elections for the people, you rig it and then out of guilt you start saying that the opposition cheated, Museveni should have been the last person to say anything like,” Nganda said.

Ssemujju said that they are preparing to write to the electoral commission demanding to know why the they issued the NRM with ballot papers for Hoima elections before the polling day.

“The electoral commission gave a thousand pre-ticked votes to NRM and these pre-ticked votes were stuffed at different polling stations, mainly at Kyebaire, Burundi parish in Kyarigambire sub county, where one of our members Hon Kabaziguruka of Nakawa arrested 50 pre-ticked votes which were in favour of NRM and were given back to the electoral commission. We want EC to explain why they issued votes before the polling day,” Nganda said.

Ssemujju added that Museveni together with his army (UPDF) and police were involved directly in the violation of human rights by beating and arresting people in Hoima including detaining some opposition leaders during the elections.

“Museveni is the chief head of UPDF, so no one ordered those gunmen to do everything they did without his order. The whole game that was planned by Museveni,” Semujju said insisting that the car, a Toyota Harrier Reg No. UBB 318E that was loaded with pre-ticked votes belonged to the NRM Party and was distributing them to different polling stations.

He further advised the CDF David Muhoozi and senior officers in police to mind about their future without Museveni.

” Muhoozi should take care because any time Museveni will disappear since he is old, so let him always remember that Kayihura is now a prisoner, ” Semujju concluded.

By Josephine Kauma

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I Swear Upon God It Wasn’t Me: Saleh Distances Himself From Ndeeba Church Demolition Before Kazimba…

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Gen. Salim Saleh, the coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) has distanced himself from the demolition of St Peters Church Ndeeba in Kampala.

There were media reports that had started linking Saleh as the invisible hand funding Dodoviko Mwanje, the man who facilitated the demolition of the church.

While addressing the House of Bishops led by Archbishop Stephen Kazimba at Kawanda Research Institute, Saleh said that he was saddened by allegations that he was behind the extinction of the church.

“I’m (always) here in Kapeeka, I haven’t got time to respond, I’m hearing Saleh you are grabbing land, am I a mad person to grab a church? So for that matter, I want to swear before you the Bishops and Archbishop that in the name of God I’m not involved in that church demolition issues,” Saleh assured the House of Bishops from the Anglican faith on Wednesday.

 

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Tumukunde Officially Kicks Off His Race To State House, Launches Presidential Bid…

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Former Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) senior military officer and presidential aspirant, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde has today officially unveiled his presidential bid at Kololo, as he prepares to face his former boss and bush war comrade, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

Gen. Tumukunde who arrived at his Kololo based offices at 10am was welcomed by his wife and other politicians from different parts of the country also launched his pressure group ‘Kisoboka’, which directly translates to “it’s possible”.  The retired general who will stand on an independent card will now ride his presidential ambitions under the slogan, “A renewed Uganda, It is possible,” and will be identified by the colour orange.

Led by Hon. Beatrice Kiraso, Chairman bodaboda Association of Uganda, Charles Ndugwa, business community led by Frank Gashumba, lawyers, among other dignitaries from all corners of the country were present at the function.

Gen Tumukunde earlier this week revealed that he has in the previous weeks been soaked in activities purposed to build solid structures and systems that will aid his campaign thrive once he embarks on the race to persuade voters.

“I don’t know how quiet I have been but I believe in having networks and sorting out links to people from whom you expect votes. So I don’t know if that is being very quiet,” the soft spoken General argued.

On voluntarily retiring from his position as senior military officer on 3rd/May/2020. The former spy chief right then declared his ambition to preside over Uganda, and vowed to contest and defeat the incumbent President Museveni in the 2021 elections.

 

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I Want To Look At Bobi’s Academic Papers, Someone Born In  1982 Cannot Join Primary One At Two Years Of Age! – Mabirizi Questions EC Over Kyagulanyi Nomination…

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Contentious city lawyer, Male Mabirizi has petitioned the Electoral Commission to avail him with the academic documents of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) and National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

On Tuesday, The EC announced that Kyagulanyi was among 8 other candidates picked nomination forms to stand for presidency, taking the total number of applicants to 19, after 10 others collected theirs on Monday.

In a petition dated 10th/August/2020, Mabirizi wrote to the Electoral Commission secretary requesting for certified copies of Kyagulanyi’s nomination academic papers for the Kyadondo East by-election, in which the latter eventually emerged victorious.

The introductory part of the petition read; “I address you in my capacity as a civically active Uganda well aware of your constitutional duty as elaborated under Article 61(1)(d) of the Constitution to organize, conduct and supervise elections and referenda in Uganda and you indeed held a bye-election in Kyadondo East bye-election where Robert Kyagulanyi participated as a candidate and declared winner and now a sitting Member of Parliament.”

The lawyer noted that section 4(3)( C) of the Parliamentary Elections Act ,2005 provides that a person is only qualified to be an MP if that person has completed a minimum formal education of at least Advanced level standard or its equivalent of the Ugandan Education system, a fact he says he wants to prove.

Mabirizi persisted that the EC must have therefore have been availed with his academic documents to prove Kyagulanyi completed the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent before nominating him. Mabirizi now demands to have a look at the NUP leader’s papers.

“The required documents are required to satisfy my doubts that the said Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu possesses the said qualifications given that as per his details via the parliamentary website, he was born in 1982 and sat A- level in 1998. Implying that if the birth year is true, he sat A-level at 16 years, O-level at 13 years PLE at nine years and joined primary one at two years,” Mabirizi insinuated.

The lawyer insisted that his doubts can only be satisfied by looking at the academic documents tendered to the Electoral Commission in 2017 at nomination prior to the Kyadondo East by-election.

Robert Kyagulanyi is currently legally battling allegations of illegally obtaining, taking over and changing the National Unity, Reconciliation and Development Party (NURP) into the National Unity Platform and later assuming it’s presidency.

The provocative lawyer has in the past been notably known to contentiously dare the head of state, the state itself and various state officials to legal battles in the courts of law. And for a traditional Muganda man who has petitioned his cultural leader before, Mabirizi’s latest move is significantly so typical of him. For many however, mostly Kyagulanyi’s fanatics have deemed his action as an attempt to seek relevance to shelter his ambitious political career, on a hint that he could vie for the upcoming 2021 general election.

 

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