FDC party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat says that proposed means through which government wants political parties to conduct their internal meetings and elections defeat all fundamental human rights provided for under the Constitution.
However, the Butambala County MP, Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi couldn’t take any of this. He said the police’s conduct was an attempt on Besigye’s life. He said the use of high pressure water on Besigye was an act of terrorism and wasn’t reasonable force.
President Museveni will today preside over the last campaign for the NRM flag bearer Nusura Tiperu at Arua hill grounds, while Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi is in the area drumming support for Wadri Kassiano Ezati, an independent candidate and former Terego County MP.
John Mary Odoy, the chairperson of Transparency International, says imposing limits on how much candidates can spend is essential because when they use huge sums of money they find ways of recouping it.
Lukyamuzi had appeared alongside other opposition political party leaders, among them, Democratic Party DP President Norbert Mao and DP Vice President Fred Mukasa Mbidde to present their position on the proposed amendments tabled by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi.
Leaders of different opposition political parties have made a U-turn on the proposed Age Limit Bill and decided to appear before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee they had previously vowed to shun.
Jotham Talemwa, the spokesperson of the Commission, says they have agreed to invoke section 21 of the political parties and organizations Act by writing to the High Court recommending for their deregistration.
Asuman Basalirwa, the party president, told a hastily organized press conference in Kampala on Saturday that Kyanjo, though sick, is recovering in Dubai where he underwent a second operation for a jaw and tongue ailment.
Since the end of the 2011 general elections, the party has ignored the ongoing by elections in the country. After dismal performance in the 2011 presidential elections, the party has failed to field a candidate in the six by-elections held so far. FDC and DP have participated in and won at least five by-elections between them.
The â€œwalk to workâ€ demonstration organized by the opposition political parties in protest against rising cost of living has failed to pick up in Gulu and most upcountry districts leaving the activity to appear a Kampala show.