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Lukwago to Museveni: Indict Kiggundu Over Vote Rigging

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“In the recent case of Luweero, a rumour was passed around by somebody, telling voters not to walk to the Polling stations. That the NRM will send money or vehicles for transport,” Museveni wrote.


“Hence, many voters stayed at home and the corrupt election officials, along with the criminal opposition, used the absentee names for ticking in favour of the anti-NRM candidate.”


He continued: “This is partly due to the weakness within the NRM. Why not detect those schemes and counter-act them using the radios?”


“It is bad for the opposition to cheat but it is also bad for the NRM to be lax and disorganised,” Museveni lamented.

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“If President Museveni really stands by his assertion that he was robbed of victory in Luweero, he should not only rein in the moribund Electoral Commission but also cause the prosecution of Dr. Badru Kiggundu instead of lamenting in the press,” Lukwago demanded.


According to Lukwago, it is truism that in almost all electoral contests organised by the NRM regime, President Museveni has employed “the state rigging machinery to subvert the will of the people, save for a few occasions where he has been overwhelmed by the opposition vigilance and resilience”.


“It’s for that reason that I respectfully take exception of his outlandish missive wherein he accuses us of the very vice that has sustained his reign for decades. Somebody should counsel him to behave gracefully in defeat.”


Several activists under Uganda Civil Alliance Network have added that in that respect they will continue to demand for an Independent EC, campaigns without tear gas/army and separation of state power between Executive, Judiciary and Parliament.


“When a system is in your favour, you say it works and vice versa; we need a consistent state system which is fair and just to all – for a better life to all. Right now the people have started exercising/expressing their right through their votes,” they noted on a social platform.

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