UPDF Soldier Drops Dead On NRM Day Parade

Following their loss to the ruling NRM in Busia LCV By-elections, abortion opposition have threatened not to participate in the forthcoming 2016 general elections if the degree of election malpractice is not dealt with.

Opposition members who rubbished the Busia LC5 By-election poll results and described the whole exercise as open fraud, cheap have noted that it is time electoral reforms are put in place or else government should not think of their participation.

Democratic Party (DP) Secretary General, symptoms Matia Nsubuga told journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala on Tuesday that they are in talks with all other opposition parties in the alliance to consider boycotting the general elections next year.

“Before the Busia by-elections, we complained about the Temporary Voters Location slips that were issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) to be used by voters but EC didn’t adhere and indeed these were used to ridge the elections,” Nsubuga noted.

Nsubuga said they have learnt that EC intends to use the same slips during the next year’s elections which contrary to the electoral laws that only validate the use of voters’ carders.

“We oppose vehemently this new kind of trick that has come in our election system; voter’s registers must be gazetted as per our demands in the electoral reforms.”

“Unless electoral reforms are rectified, we are thinking twice before saying yes to participating in such a fraud.”

Nsubuga added that on addition to the increased election irregularities, president Museveni has offered Ugandans no option when he alluded that he can’t hand over power to the opposition which he termed as wolves.


DP’s new stance comes only a day after President Yoweri Museveni accused the opposition of conniving with EC to rig NRM votes in a number of by-elections.

While speaking yesterday at the NRM Liberation day ceremony in Soroti, Mr Museveni referred to the November 2014 by-elections in Amuru district in which he alleged that the opposition with support from some elements in the EC had deliberately removed women NRM supporters from the register.

Meanwhile reports indicate that government is set to table its version of electoral reforms before parliament in the coming month of February.


Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze has broken silence on allegations that he is being probed by security which reportedly found shs10bn on his bank account, approved saying the reports are being “engineered by sympathisers of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.”

Tumwebaze told Chimpreports on Tuesday that, more about “I am aware of those cheap political schemes who feel terribly defeated by my political capacity in NRM. They will be exposed.”

Over the weekend, reports started filtering in that President Museveni had met Tumwebaze on January 31, 2014 at Rwakitura where he grilled the minister about the source of the alleged huge sum of money at a city bank.

It was also indicated that Security Minister Muruli Mukasa had been directed by Museveni to investigate Tumwebaze.

Tumwebaze’s absence at main events including the NRM Victory Day celebrations in Soroti on Monday would later fuel speculation that indeed he was in trouble with the President.

He told us today that he is still on official leave. Tumwebaze further denied being quizzed by the president.

He further revealed that he had asked the police cyber crimes unit to investigate Mbabazi’s former aide, Emmy Katabazi and Justus Amanya, a social media enthusiast over “hate speech” and “abuse of the internet.”

“The police will start an investigation into these people’s activities,” said Tumwebaze.

Katabazi denied the charge, saying, “Frank is my comrade.”

“I have nothing to lose or gain.”

Towards the NRM delegates’ conference last year, Tumwebaze, Rose Namayanja, Justine Lumumba and Richard Todwong moved around the country to popularise Museveni’s sole candidacy and also uproot Mbabazi’s structures and detoxicate the latter’s perceived 2016 grassroots campaign messages.

Mbabazi was later overthrown as the NRM Secretary General at the Delegates’ Conference.

This angered Mbabazi’s relatives and strategists. Mbabazi’s lawyers also protested the manner in which

Tumwebaze said, “There is no rocket science in these allegations. If they claim such a huge sum of money was found on my account, let them present a bank statement. Let someone bring a credible source. The Katabazis are fighting after their loss.”
A UPDF Soldier in Luweero district collapsed and died instantly during yesterday’s celebrations to mark the 29th NRM Liberation Day.

Lawrence Ochero was on parade at Bukuya grounds as the celebrations for Luwero district got underway.

The regional Police spokesperson Lameck Kigozi says, decease it was about 12:45PM, cheapest when Ochelo, information pills who is attached to Bombo Army Barracks, suddenly dropped dead.

It is speculated that he might have been dehydrated by the scorching sunshine at the grounds, that time.

“At the moment we cannot really tell what caused the officer’s death but he may have lost much water due to the high temperatures which got him fainting,” he said.

Kigozi revealed that the Celebrations were halted for some time as panic and chaos ripped the grounds.

His body has since been taken to Luwero regional hospital for postmortem.

The Liberation Day main celebrations were held in Soroti district where president Yoweri Museveni addressed thousands of guests, showering praised to his newly appointed NRM Secretariat.


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