The Committee was tasked by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to take stock of violations that marred the electoral process. It is expected to report back within a month. As part of the investigation, the committee is planning to interact with Presidential candidates, securities agencies, among the police and the army, as well as victims of the said violations.
Ugandans went to polls on 14th January to elect their next president and on 16th January, the Electoral Commission- EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the election with 5,851,037 votes representing 58.64 percent against Kyagulanyi’s 3,475,298 votes representing 34.85 percent.
Secretary General Gerald Siranda says it is the cardinal role of every DP Member to keep recruiting members and building the party. Moreover, according to Siranda, Kyotera is an appropriate branch to lead the revival, seeing as the district did win 2 parliamentary seats and several LCV councilor seats.
The race attracted seven candidates. They include Agnes Kirabo of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM, Kasumba Gyaviira of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and independents; Ivan Bwowe, Simon Sennyonga, Abdul Ziritwawula, Micheal Katongole and Alvin Sembatya.
arlier in the morning, the Rwizi Region Police Commander, said they had deployed heavily to avert any chaos. He disclosed that they had received information that some youths had planned to create chaos during or after the polls.
Wycliffe Mpinga, a delegate from Makindye Sabagabo division in Wakiso district said they spent a lot of money to travel from their areas to Mubende district, arguing that paying them Shillings 530,000 is unfair.