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Stop Folding Your Hands While Mafia Weaken Your Father’s Government – Mirundi Warns First Son Muhoozi, Advises Him To Stop Attacking Nsereko…

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Senior presidential adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has warned the First Son Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba to desist from attacking Kampala Central legislator Muhammad Nsereko in favor of Cedric Babu the son to former Kampala MP Francis Babu.

Appearing on Pearl FM radio on Saturday, Mirundi advised his friend Lt. Gen. Muhoozi to stop wasting his time discussing Kampala politics because he has no credibility since he has been looking on while mafias in his father’s government were weakening it in favor of the opposition.

“If anything wrong happens to the President, Afande Muhoozi will be responsible, he is folding his hands while mafias are weakening his father’s government. He doesn’t know that he will also suffer if things go bad,” a furious Mirundi noted.

The Kalagala born revealed that Muhoozi was aware when mafias in his father’s government hired Kampala Woman Member of Parliament aspirant Stellah Nyanzi to abuse his father and the entire family.

Mirundi insisted that Nyanzi was facilitated by top officials from State House to abuse Museveni and the same people fought tooth and nail to see that she is exonerated from all criminal charges because they still wanted to use her in future that is why they are now facilitating his candidature.

He revealed that in the Nyanzi deal, the mafia agreed that Nyanzi’s sister be given a government job to look after her children when she was incarcerated.

Mirundi added that Muhoozi looked on when mafias in government pocketed over Shs59bn released by government to buy food for the vulnerable communities in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono during the Covid19 lockdown.

He disclosed that Muhoozi knew all these people but he has intentionally refused to report them to the president or crash them.

He explained that Lt. Gen. Muhoozi also kept quit when Local Defense Unity (LDU) were killing Ugandans without knowing that their actions could compel Ugandans to revolt against government.

He further wondered why Lt. Gen. Muhoozi didn’t intervened to stop the arrest of city comedians, the Bizonto over sectarianism.

Mirundi insisted that the arrest of the comedians who already declared themselves idiots shamed the government.

He advised that government should have ignored them like he did to musician King Saha who composed a song abusing him.

“That stupid boy will never hit again, I watched him, he should learn that people are not there to be played with,” Mirundi said.

Mirundi wondered why Lt. Gen. Muhoozi looked on when former Executive Director KCCA, Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula was mistreating the business community in the city who are also voters while hiding under the pretext of implementing presidential guidelines.

He boasted that he single handedly fought Musisi out of Kampala even after receiving numerous threats.

He revealed that it was wrong for Lt. Gen. Muhoozi to attack Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko because he is also fighting to retain his seat.

Mirundi predicted that even if Lt. Gen. Muhoozi fronts Cedric Babu, he will be defeated by Nsereko.

On Saturday morning, Lt General Muhoozi drummed up support for Cedric Babu when he twitted, “Me and my brother (Cedric Babu) all those who believe in a Uganda that is great than tribe and political orientation will support him for MP Kampala Central. The future of Uganda is in a new generation that knows no tribe or language.”


He was supported by labour Minister Frank Tumwebaze who noted that he is praying for Babu to unseat Nsereko.

Nsereko also didn’t take Lt. Gen. Muhoozi’s statements lightly, he responded bitterly saying that the people of Kampala were looking for a person who is behind Babu and God has unmasked him.

“The people of Kampala always knew that our brother Cedric Babu was always a messenger. The owners of the message were different. No weapon formed against their leadership shall prosper. We knew who the sponsors of blackmail and propaganda against us were. God is always great they now come out themselves,” Nsereko noted.

It should be remembered that recently, Nsereko said that Lt. Gen. Muhoozi is not qualified to stand for presidency.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Ugandans Should Brace Themselves For The Toughest Election Ever – Opposition Wingers Warn, Trash EC’s ‘Inconveniencing Reforms’….

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Upon releasing an improved roadmap to the 2021 General Elections, The EC has been faulted by several opposition parties and members for allegedly stressing their genuine efforts to attain power.

The EC spokesperson, Paul Bukenya in respect to parliamentary and local council elections confirmed that the roadmaps are out, adding that the stage is set for the next act which is the candidates reaching out to the voters.

“Next we have the presidential nominations and date for elections,” he said.

Parliamentary aspirants, mostly from the opposition wing have decried the measurably little time they’ve been officially allocated to converse for votes. They have accused the EC for conniving with the incumbent president and his government to favorably keep him in power by implementing adverse policies to specifically oppress those entities contrasting the current government.

DP president, Nobert Mao, projected that this, particularly is going to be a very intense political season, citing that it requires clarity on rules of engagement more so from key stakeholders like the EC.

“The purpose of an election is to give the voters a chance to choose. This period is very short if you are running for a presidential election. You must have very many speaking for you. It is going to put a lot of pressure on the EC too,” Mao stressed.

Mao says the EC has not done enough of it’s duty on civic education with a lame excuse of lack of funds.

Another opposition parliamentary aspirant, Odonga Otto to his disappointment asked, “How can the EC change the dates gazetted for nominations?”

“It looks like the size of the shoe is clear and also who should put it on is clear. The presidential race is tailored for one person. One of the players in the elections dismissed half of the EC commissioners, he added, in obvious reference to incumbent President Museveni.

He argued that no amount of specific civic education whatsoever will at the moment change voter bribery, but a law. He said, “I still think Parliament needs to change the law so that it is not the president that elects the EC leadership.”

“I was in the village for a week waiting to be nominated. They had to extend the nominations so that the NRM cleans its house, then they call themselves the Independent Electoral Commission, Otto angrily submitted.

EC publicist, Bukenya’s justification of the process was trashed by the Aruu county MP. “You are looking ugly. You are looking like a magician trying to explain a failed magic,” he said.

Veteran opposition singer, Salamu Musumba submitted that the EC is not in charge, but rather remote controlled by the state.

She added that the scientific elections will create anarchy, adding that it will be a jungle that all Ugandans must prepare for.

“We are not ready for democracy. This is like a supermarket where the highest bidder takes it all,” Musumba stated.

Uganda Media Center (UMC) boss Ofwono Opondo however refuted all such claims. He stated that there is no record that the NRM requested the EC to extend the date for nominations of the MP aspirants.

He mockingly asserted that any serious political party should have known that there are going to be elections in February, 2021, and should therefore have been organised regardless of the COVID19 consequences. “The opposition is just using this as an excuse to justify their weakness,” he said.

 

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Mafias Wanted Kaka Killed In Angola – Former Spy Master’s Blue Eyed Boy Sobi Reveals How They Are Ready To Face Their Tormentors….

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Sobi (L) and Kaka (R)

Embattled former commandant of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Col. Frank Bagyenda Kaka’s blue-eyed boy Sobi has told theGrapevine why his former boss allegedly refused president Yoweri Museveni’s new assignment to become the Uganda’s ambassador in Angola.

Exclusively speaking to theGrapevine, Paddy Sserunjogi alias Sobi disclosed that the people behind Col Kaka’s new assignment are mafias who wanted him dead or wanted him taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and charged with different offences including crimes against humanity.

“Muzeeyi (Col Kaka) is going nowhere, those people wanted to kill him from Angola. This is not the first time he is fired from serving in a government office, he will not go there,” Sobi insisted.

He revealed that when they received the bad news that Kaka was fired, they sat down and started preparing how they were going to overcome the crisis that will come after since they had stepped in many toes, especially criminals.

He boasted that they are more than ready to face all criminal charges being fabricated by their enemies.

“We don’t want to be taken to the international courts, we have good judicial officers here in Uganda who can hear the case and give impartial judgement like that woman Justice Elizabeth Jane Alividza. She is a tough woman and everyone in Luzira prison fears to be before her but she delivers justice,” Sobi noted.

He insisted that all people who are threatening to sue them are biased against the former commandant at ISO because he broke all the channels they were using to get money like dealing with opposition politicians and criminals.

It should be noted that days after Col. Kaka’s dismissal, there was news that he had been appointed as Uganda’s ambassador to Angola.

Kaka was replaced with Col. Charles Oluka.

 

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19 WANT TO BE PRESIDENT: EC Clears Candidate M7, As Bobi Wine, Tumukunde, Muntu, Amuriat And 14 Others Await Verification – EC Boss Byabakama…

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L-R: Presidential aspirants Mugisha Muntu, Amuriat, Robert Kyagulanyi and President Museveni

Electoral Commission (EC) boss justice Simon Byabakama has disclosed that they so far have 19 candidates who want to contest for the presidency.

During a meeting with the press today, Justice Byabakama said that out of the 19 candidates, EC has so far cleared candidate Yoweri Museveni, the rest who include, National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Alliance for National Transformation’s Mugisha Muntu, Forum for Democratic Change’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat among others are still under verification.

Byabakama said that EC has appointed Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for Presidential Elections, 2021.

“The nomination exercise will be conducted at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5pm on each of the appointed dates.

The Commission will limit access to the nomination venue, in compliance with Government/Ministry of Health Guidelines and EC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for preventing the spread of COVID-19,” he noted.

He added that aspiring candidates shall be allowed into the nomination venue accompanied by not more than ten (10) persons (including the candidate).

“The particulars of persons accompanying the aspirant shall be submitted to the Commission in advance. Aspiring candidates have been advised to use only three (3) vehicles for purposes of his/her nominations; and each vehicle should not carry more than four (4) persons, driver inclusive. Each of the vehicles shall bear a police sticker,” he said.

He added, “For the avoidance of doubt, the incumbent President who is also a candidate shall use such facilities as are ordinarily attached to his office. This is in line with Section 27(2) of the Presidential Elections Act.”

Below is his full statement:

Press Statement  

 Progress of Implementation of Activities Under the Roadmap for

2021/2021 General Elections 

 A. Introduction

Dear esteemed partners, members of the press, it is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to this press briefing, at the Commission Headquarters.

Today, the Commission will update you on the progress of the implementation of the Roadmap for General Elections, 2020/2021 as follows:

  1. Status of Elections of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Committees

The Electoral Commission concluded the conduct of elections of SIGs (Older Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Youth) Committees from the Village to the District/Citylevel.

The Commission appreciates all stakeholders in the electoral process for their participation which enabled successful organisation and conduct of the SIGs Committees Elections.

  1. Conclusion of Nominations of Candidates for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections and Commencement of Campaign Period

The Electoral Commission conducted the nomination of candidates for Local Government Councils and Parliamentary Elections, from 21st September to 5th October and on 15th and 16th October 2021, respectively.

The nomination exercise attracted a high number of aspirants who include party-sponsored candidates and independents. The Commission is compiling the details of all nominated candidates and will publish the results in due course.

Following the conclusion of the above nomination exercises, the Commission has appointed the periods indicated in the table below, for the purpose of conducting candidates’ campaign meetings for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections, 2021.

No. Category of Election Campaign Period
Start Finish
1. Parliamentary Elections (Directly-elected MP & District Woman Representative to Parliament) 9th November 2020 12th January 2021
2. City/District Local Government Councils (Lord Mayor/Mayors/Chairpersons &Councilors) 9th November 2020 18th January 2021
3. Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councilors 9th November 2020 23rd January 2021
4. Sub       County/Town/Municipal        Division Chairpersons and Councilors 9th November 2020 1st  February 2021

 

The Electoral Commission urges all nominated candidates, their agents, supporters and the general public to carefully observe the following guidelines for this campaign period:  

  1. Campaigns shall be conducted between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm; and in accordance with the harmonized candidates’ campaign programme;
  2. Candidates and their agents shall not use or publish any language or defamatory words, which incite public disorder, hatred, violence or which threatens war;
  3. In accordance with the measures and guidelines put in place by the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Electoral Commission to prevent and combat person-to-person, person-to-object and object-toperson spread of the COVID-19 during the conduct of election activities, processions and public/mass rallies remain banned;
  4. Candidates will, however, be allowed to organise/hold campaign meetings, in a regulated manner, preferably outdoors, with limited attendance of a maximum of seventy (70) persons, to enable the observance of the 2-meters social distancing rule for the persons attending the meeting.

The candidates and venue owners must ensure that the campaign/meeting venues are provided with hand washing facilities and sanitizers, and that the supporters attending the campaigns/meetings wear face masks at all time, while accessing and exiting the meeting venue;

  1. Candidates are advised to identify suitable venues within their constituencies and notify the respective Returning Officers, who will conduct an inspection together with the Police and the District COVID19 Taskforce to ensure the venue will enable observance of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health;
  2. Candidates and their agents are advised to use non-contact means of communication to interact with the electorate. These include fliers, leaflets, brochures, posters, billboards and banners; radio and television announcements and talk shows; short messaging services (SMS), voice messaging, and new digital media platforms and websites;
  3. Candidates who use posters are warned against putting them (campaign posters) on road traffic signs. Similarly, candidates who use banners are strongly warned against hanging them (campaign banners) on electricity power lines, or in a manner that endangers vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement.

Any campaign materials that are wrongly placed will be removed by the relevant Council authorities and Police.

  1. Candidates may also use the community-based Public Address Systems (kizindaalo) between 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm, as per the campaign programme harmonised with the respective Returning

Officers;

 Appointment of Polling Dates for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections, 2021

Following the conclusion of nomination of candidates, and the harmonization of campaign programmes by the Electoral Commission together with the candidates, the Electoral Commission has, in line with Section 18(1)(a) of the Parliamentary Elections Act and Section 107 of the Local Government Act, appointed polling dates for the various elective positions as follows:

 

No. Elective Position Polling Date
1. Election of Councillors for Older Persons to the Sub County/Town/Municipal Division 11th January 2021
2. Elections of Councillors for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to the Sub County/Town/Municipal Division 11th January 2021
3. Elections of Youth Representatives to the Sub County/Town/Municipal Division 11th January 2021
4. Election of Councillors for Older Persons to the Municipality/City Division 12th January 2021
5. Elections of Councillors for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to the Municipality/City Division 12th January 2021
6. Elections of Councillors for Youth to the Municipality/City Division 12th January 2021
7. Elections of Member of Parliament (Directly-elected MP and District Woman Representative to Parliament) 14th January 2021
8. National Conference for Election of Older Persons Representatives to Parliament 17th –18th January 2021
9. National Conference for Election of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Representatives to Parliament 17th –18th January 2021
10. National Conference for Election of Workers Representatives to Parliament 17th –18th January 2021
11. Elections of District Local Government Councils: (District/City Chairpersons, Lord Mayor, Mayors, and Councillors) 20th January 2021
12. National Conference for Election of National Female Youths Representative to Parliament 21st –22nd January 2021
13. Elections of Municipality/City Division Chairpersons and Councillors 25th January 2021
14. Elections of Councillors for Older Persons to the District Local Government Councils 27th January 2021
15. Elections of Councillors for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to the District Local Government Councils 27th January 2021
16. Elections of Councillors for Youths to the District Local Government Councils 27th January 2021
17. Elections of Workers Representatives to District Local Government Councils 27th January 2021
18. Elections of UPDF Representatives to Parliament 29th January 2021
19. Regional Conferences for Election of Regional Youths Representatives to Parliament 31st January– 1st February 2021
20. Elections of Sub County/Town/Municipal Division Chairpersons and Councillors February 3rd 2021

 

Preparations for Nomination of Candidates for Presidential Elections

As earlier informed, the Electoral Commission appointed Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020 as the dates for nomination of candidates for Presidential Elections, 2021.

The nomination exercise will be conducted at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5pm on each of the appointed dates.

The Commission will limit access to the nomination venue, in compliance with Government/Ministry of Health Guidelines and EC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The aspiring candidate, shall be allowed into the nomination venue accompanied by not more than ten (10) persons (including the candidate).

The particulars of persons accompanying the aspirant shall be submitted to the Commission in advance.

Aspiring candidates have been advised to use only three (3) vehicles for purposes of his/her nominations; and each vehicle should not carry more than four (4) persons, driver inclusive. Each of the vehicles shall bear a police sticker.

For the avoidance of doubt, the incumbent President who is also a candidate shall use such facilities as are ordinarily attached to his office. This is in line with Section 27(2) of the Presidential Elections Act.

Meanwhile, as you are already aware, the Commission made available nomination forms and supporter forms to aspiring candidates two months ago. At least eighty-seven (87) aspirants have collected forms expressing interest to contest.

Section 10(b) of the Presidential Elections Act provides that a Presidential candidate’s nomination shall be supported by not less than one hundred (100) persons who are registered voters, from not less than ninety-eight (98) districts, which form two thirds (2/3) of all the districts of Uganda.

Accordingly, the Commission set up a team to handle the verification of supporters for nomination of candidates for the 2021 Presidential Elections.

As at 22nd October 2020, the following aspirants have submitted their supporter forms for verification as:

No Name Party/Independent Status
1 Yoweri Kaguta Museveni National Resistance Movement (NRM) Verified &cleared
2 Bbaale Charles Ecological Party of Uganda (EPU) Under verification
3 Tumukunde Henry Kakurugu Independent Under verification
4 Mwesigye Fred Independent Under verification
5 Mayambala Willy Independent Under verification
6 Lugudde-Katwe Elizabeth Independent Under verification
7 Mutono Mbulambago Robert Independent Under verification
8 Ebetu Simon Independent Under verification
9 Mabirizi Joseph Independent Under verification
10 Kabuleta Kiiza Joseph Independent Under verification
11 Yamureebire Jotham Independent Under verification
12 Makmot Moses Independent Under verification
13 Okoth Geoffrey Independent Under verification
14 Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert National Unity Platform (NUP) Under verification
15 Katumba John Independent Under verification
16 Kalembe Nancy Linda Independent Under verification
17 Katushemererwe Brenda Independent Under verification
18 Amuriat Oboi Patrick Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Under verification
19 Mugisha Muntu Gregg Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Under verification

 

Presidential aspirants who have attained the verified supporters from the required ninety-eight (98) districts/cities will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance which they will present to the Returning Officer on nomination day.

Meanwhile, aspiring candidates have also been advised to book time in advance on any of the gazetted dates, that is, Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020, in order to ensure a smooth nomination exercise.

In accordance with Section 21(1) of the Presidential Elections Act, the Commission will appoint and gazette campaign period and polling date after the nomination exercise.

Conclusion 

The Electoral Commission wishes to extend its appreciation to all political parties and organisation, and all stakeholders who participated in the concluded nomination exercises.

The Commission further appeals to all stakeholders in the electoral process to carefully study the guidelines for the campaign period and to conduct themselves in accordance with the measures issued by the Commission to safeguard all those participating in the electoral process from the risk of contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus.

I thank you,

For God and My Country 

 Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon

Chairperson, Electoral Commission

 

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