Under the NRM Sub–County Chairperson Associations in the two districts, the disgruntled party leaders say that President Museveni pledged 10 million Shillings, a pair of oxen and an ox –plough to each of them during a meeting held at his home in Rwakitura, in 2016. But since then, the pledges have never materialized.
Speaking today at the launch of the NRM manifesto Week at the Office of The President Auditorium, Rugunda said, many of their targets and promises to Ugandans would be achieved beyond the current 80 percent were it that the government was corruption free. He however as quick to add that government is doing everything to fix this shortcoming.
Justice Cheborion Barishaki asked the parties to return to allow court two after two weeks, saying his colleagues Justice Obura and the Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny Dollo are out of the country.
Etuka was on Thursday evening committed to the Luzira by Court of Appeal Registrar Agnes Nkonge for failing to pay 21 Million Shillings to Arumadri John Drazu, the former MP for Madi who had challenged his 2016 election victory.
In the meeting, the DISO, Raphael Vundu, was reportedly subjected to a lot of pressure, especially on why he has not used his elaborate security machinery to boost the NRM candidate. Tempers rose high with the attendees vowing to win the election whether through hook or crook.
Top names in the race include Hussein Lumumba Amin, son to former president Idi Amin Dada, former Terego MP and Forum for Democratic Change FDC diehard Kassiano Wadri, former Arua Woman MP and FDC diehard Christine Abia, and prominent lawyer Caleb Alaka.
According to Godwin Opio, a journalist with local radio station Rainbow radio, FDCs Onega could have an edge because some votes for NRMs Hashim could get taken up by three NRM-leading independents Okumu-Ringa, Betty Pacutho and Opio Eighteen.
Mujasis victory had been nullified by High Court Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli following an application filed by his political rival, Vincent Magombe, claiming that the polls were marred with vote rigging, voter intimidation and bribery.
Former Kyadondo South Member of Parliament, Hajji Issa Kikungwe, is dead. Democratic Party president Norbert Mao says Kikungwe died today after undergoing surgery at Mengo Hospital to remove a brain tumor. Kikungwe has been the DP National Treasurer since 2010.
Prof Ndebesa says anything that happens to Article 102b would constitute a big political turning point of the last three decades, adding that its removal, if at all, will reverberate for decades ahead.
Muhammad Balikowa, the Officer in Charge Kabbubu Police post says the electorates are being dispersed to avoid commotion by boda boda motorists who have formed groups at the entrance to the polling station. These groups were directing people to vote specific candidates, according to Balikowa.
Without substantiating his claim, Musoke said he has realized that Museveni influences every institution including the judiciary despite the fact it pretends to be independent. Musoke contends that he ably proved to court beyond reasonable doubt that the elections were fraudulent and the mischief of Electoral Commission, and wonders why courts of law couldnt declare him winner.
Uganda has not held LCI elections since 2001 owing to a 2007 ruling based on a petition filed by Maj Rubaramira Ruranga, the former chairman of the Forum for Democratic Change FDC party Electoral Commission. Major Ruranga argued that Local councils which were previously conducted under the Movement system became unconstitutional when the country adopted a multiparty political system.