Opposition to Launch Own Electoral Commission

page http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/registration-functions.php geneva;”>Democratic Party (DP), search http://crystalclearprofits.com/plugins/editors/tinymce/tinymce.php Presidential Press Secretary and National Coordinator for free and fair elections campaign, visit this Fred Mwesigwa has revealed that the set interim Electoral Commission will be conducting elections within the several opposition parties in search for a single candidate.

Speaking to the press at City House in Kampala, Mwesigwa noted that following the resounding victory in the Luweero by-elections by the opposition single candidate, the opposition has resolved to always field a single candidate for every elective position in the country as a way of weakening and over-powering the ruling NRM party.

Mwesigwa said, “Given the case that different political parties have got different candidates of their own choice, the opposition EC will move on to conduct primaries where party delegates will be voting for the best candidate after days of campaigns.”

“It should be considered that each party must produce one candidate who is ranked the best may be after individual party primaries who will then campaign among different party delegates so to represent the opposition as a single candidate.”

Mwesigwa reiterated that this is going to be tested out on July 13, in Amuru District bye-elections where different candidates from different political parties have already expressed interest in the seat which fell vacant after Hon Betty Bigombe took up another job at the World Bank.


He said on that date, opposition is to hold a conference from which, through a secret ballot, one candidate will be voted in to stand against the NRM candidate.

“The interim National Opposition Electoral Commission is composed of credible members and is expected to conduct free and fair election for Amuru’s case,” noted Mwesigwa.

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