Afcon Q: Fufa Offers Discount to Fans Ahead of Burkina Faso Tie

Lawyers representing the Electoral Commission in the Supreme Court polls petition insisted on Thursday that there was nothing wrong and outside the legal parameters that their client did during the February 18 elections, viagra 40mg cost insisting  that the petition Amama Mbabazi has himself to blame.

Okello Oryem, one of the lawyers told court that in accordance with Section 32 of the Presidential Elections Act, the election was free and fair, first because there was no multiple voting.

He said Mbabazi on the contrary was on the wrong side of the law since, as required by Act, he failed to deploy agents at some polling stations and tally centers so as to guard his votes.

While being cross examined by Mbabazi’s lawyers led by Muhammad Mbabazi on Tuesday, Electoral Commission boss Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu told court that on more than 50% of the polling stations around the country, the petitioner did not deploy any agents.

“Agents are free to cross-check and compare the tallied results but unfortunately the petitioner did not have the agents. The only way agents can protect the interests of the candidate at district tally centers and national tally centers is if they are in possession of results at polling stations.  He did not comply with the law by not deploying agents to protect his interest and he hurt himself,” Okello Oryem argued.

“He had 2 agents at the national tally centre but these never said they had declaration of results forms which means they could not protect his interests .They were incompetent.”

On Mbabazi claiming that the Electoral Commission was concealing something by not showing where the results read at the national tally centre were coming from, the lawyers said there was nothing to hide as everything was done in public.

“Agents are ears and eyes of the presidential candidate and if they are absent, you can’t blame anyone. The concealment has not been proved and I pray it is disregarded,” Okello added.

On absence of tally sheets and DR forms that the election body based on before announcing the winner of the February 18 polls, the lawyers said it was a dangerous statement made by the petitioner because it took 5 years for the Electoral Commission to organize the elections.

Counsel Enos Tumusiime argued that Mbabazi can’t claim so when he had not deployed at over 50% of the polling stations throughout the country and this was proved by his failure to provide results different from the ones of the elections body.

On the illegality of the voters’ register, the lawyers told court that the Electoral Commission gave both hard and soft copies of the new register to all presidential candidates the petitioner inclusive but no one complained of any flaws.

“The purpose was for them to go and study the voters’ register and if any anything irregular is found, they ought to complain in the given time but no one did it,” Mac Dusman Kabega argued adding that using it never contravened any provision of the law.

Hearing of the petition resumes tomorrow (Friday).



With just over a week to the highly-billed double header between Uganda Cranes and Burkina Faso’s Stallions, cure local football body FUFA has introduced discounted tickets to encourage more fans to flock Namboole for the return leg that will be played under floodlights on Tuesday 29th March 2016.

The offers on market.
The first category will see students get about 5,000 tickets each going for UgX 15,000 for a limited period of time. This pilot project will aim mainly Makerere University main campus and Makerere Universty Business School in Nakawa.

The all expansive approach cuts across the corporate companies who have been given an opportunity to purchase a bulk of ten VIP tickets at UgX 400,000 therefore saving 100,000. A VIP ticket usually goes for UgX 50,000.

For those interested in watching the match from the orange seats, every ticket will be going for UgX 120,000 and comes along with an original Uganda Cranes home replica red jersey.

The federation has also put a delivery service to save fans (individual and groups) who have tight work schedules or for any reason can’t access the selling points and the recipients required to part with an extra charge of UgX 5,000 in addition to the ticket price.

Cranes camp
The Cranes boss Micho summoned a total of 30 players to begin preparations for the duel. The team comprising both home and foreign based players are slated to commence training on Friday 18 March. The team is expected to fly out next Thursday.

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