The infiltration of the Ugandan opposition and erosion of its power by President Museveni over the years has taken place piecemeal.
It has been slow but very bold – felling one high-profile official after another. On May 24, a beaming President Museveni, probably satisfied with his handiwork, told members of Parliament, that he had softened the opposition’s resistance to him.
He said he is on good talking terms with three opposition parties; the Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Uganda People’s Congress (UPC).
The president’s working relationship with DP and UPC did not surprise many because over the years now, the two oldest parties in the country have been known to cozy up to the chairman of the ruling National Resistance Movement. For UPC in part...
Kampala Uganda- The Electoral Commission added 445, 076 voters to the national voters register two months to the January 14 general elections. In a statement issued last year on September 17, the EC indicated that there were 17,658,527 registered voters eligible to participate in this year's general elections.
However, this number increased to 18,103,603 voters by November, a difference of 445,076 voters. The Commission didn’t communicate the change in the number of voters. The addition of the voters on the national register came almost a year after the completion of the national voters register update exercise.
The process of registration of new voters and the transfer of voter location stopped on December 11, 2019. The EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says the...
By Georgewilliam Kakooza
The Forum for Democratic Change FDC has suspended some of the Prominent Party after defying the party constitution, stood as independent candidates even when they lost primaries.
In the Document signed by the Party Secretary General Nathan Nandala Mafabi, quoted Article 12(d) of their constitution to expel the trio.
Article 12(d) on Cessation states that, “If a member joins another party or in an election stands as an independent ceases to be a member of FDC’’.
Nandala also urged the FDC members and party structures of Rukungiri to only solicit support for FDC candidates alleging that “Any member of the party who campaigns for an independent candidate or otherwise shall be expelled from the party,” Mafabi wrote.
He also directed the expelled members...