Amama tells voters to defy EC ban on cameras


Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi claims to have technology that can jam government spy cameras and frustrate those who plan on rigging Thursday elections.

Sadab Kitatta, a political reporter at The Observer, quotes Amama making the claim while campaigning in Amuria.

Amama was on a trail in Teso sub region; Amuria and Kaberamaido districts.

Amama’s remarks were in response of a ban issued by electoral commission chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu.

“Please Note! The use of mobile phones, photography, filming is not allowed WITHIN the polling station,” Kiggundu told press at Africana hotel on Monday.

Mbabazi instead called on his supporters to maximise their vigilance and to simply reject that line of no phones/no photography.

“I understand the EC has banned the usage of telephones and cameras at polling stations. Why? Obviously, they have something to hide.”

“Everything should be recorded,” Mbabazi told journalists in Soroti town on Monday.

“So, I encourage our supporters to go with their telephones and cameras and to record anything they feel is going wrong.”

Amama said he will not allow anyone to hijack the will of the people.

“Our supporters should feel free to use their phones and cameras and use them as much as they can.”

He also urged supporters to defy EC requirement of keeping 100 metres away.

“It’s not in the law.”

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