Former Rebel Commander Capt Byarugaba Set Free

Electoral Commission boss Eng Badru Kiggundu has ruled out being intimidated by court cases, cialis 40mg saying “2016 is not about individuals.”

Kiggundu told press in Kampala that the elections are a “national matter,” adding, “it is not about Amama Mbabazi.”

He was responding to questions from journalists on whether he would meet Mbabazi as requested by the former Premier’s lawyers.

Mbabazi’s representatives had argued that EC is unnecessarily extending the elections to favor NRM. But Kiggundu assured that “this election has many participants. We will not meet anyone separately.”

He said Mbabazi would not receive any preferential treatment.

Meanwhile, Kiggundu said so far only four aspirants have received certificate of clearance to stand for presidential elections. They are Dr Kizza Besigye of FDC, PDP’s Abed Bwanika, NRM and Amama Mbabazi who is standing on an independent ticket.

He pointed out that “issuance of certificate of clearance does not mean an aspirant has been nominated as they are still required to fulfill other requirements.”

Kiggundu also spoke about FDC’s planned rallies, saying “no campaign meeting shall be allowed in any part of the country until the nomination of candidates is complete and a harmonized campaign programmed has been issued.”


He said campaigns for presidential elections will start on November 9 until February 10. Asked on EC preparedness to conduct free and fair elections, Kiggundu said his commitment remains strong.

He concluded: “Let me assure you that the election shall and must be peaceful. Anyone who intends to disrupt any activity along the process shall be held responsible for the consequences.”
Capt. Amon Byarugaba, unhealthy the former People’s Redemption Army rebel commander who was convicted of treason earlier this year, ask has been set free.

Captain Byarugaba was today released from Kigo Prisons after being detained for 13 years.

He was arrested in 2003 in Ituri forests in neighboring DRC after according to prosecution; he was found recruiting fighters to join in the struggle to overthrow the current NRM regime.

Later, some of the PRA suspects who were arrested together with Byarugaba applied for and were granted amnesty but the retired captain refused the offer.

In March this year, he was found guilty of treason by the Makindye General Court Martial before being sentenced to Luzira prison.

Later in August, the General Court Martial of Appeal revised the jail term for the rebel convict after he challenged the one year sentence he was handed in March.

Byarugaba, who has maintained strong ties with the opposition FDC’s Col Kizza Besigye, was today picked from Kigo Prision and returned home.

According to party officials, he was picked by the FDC Electoral Commission boss Michael Kabaziguruka.

During his detention, Capt Byarugaba’s lost his son Dan Muwonge who was knocked dead by a speeding car.


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