Uganda Opposition Launch Campaign To Disband EC
Opposition Reform Party has launched a strategic campaign to disband Electoral Commission before 2016 General Elections in “compliance of the Supreme Court ruling which declared it incompetent.”The chairman Reform Party, Robert Ndyomugyenyi said EC’s head, Eng. Badru Kiggundu “has no moral authority to organize yet another shameless and flawed election as it was found wanting in Supreme Court ruling ‘Dr. Kizza Besigye Vs Yoweri Museveni and EC vide SCN. 2 of 2006.”He added that the assumptions indicated in the executive summary are “not assumptions but agreed positions with President Museveni and the entire NRM to plan ahead of other competitors for the 2016 elections.”
Ndyomugyenyi observed government approving Shs 1.1 trillion for the scheme means their interests for rigging the elections are “catered for and this money will only be used for NRM campaigns come 2016.”He further said political parties in Uganda have remained disguised despite being a creation of the law with very little room to organize, mobilize and reach out to the population.Ndyomugyenyi therefore called upon all opposition parties to join hands to advocate for the disbandment of the current EC as a way of “replacing it with a credible and independent electoral management body accepted by all political participants.”Kiggundu early this week said the road map aims at putting in place an institutionally strengthened election management board; free, fair and transparent elections; credible accurate and accessible voters’ National register; effective and comprehensive voter education and a more service oriented election management board.