Muntu rejects poll boycott, secretary arrested


Muntu addressing press

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party President Gen Mugisha Muntu cautions members of the opposition against making inept declarations on electoral reforms and a possible boycott of the forthcoming general election.

Muntu says a boycott of the polls may give chance to the ruling party to reinforce its grip on power.

Muntu was speaking to FDC delegates in Kigezi region last evening, in his search for the party’s endorsement and a presidential flag bearer.

He says that the decision to boycott elections should be driven by the general public and not imposed onto the public by political parties and their leaders.

His comments come just days after his challenger Dr Kiiza Besigye called for a boycott of the 2016 polls if, the much needed electoral reforms are not put in place by the time of nominations.

Kabale District FDC party publicity secretary arrested

Fulgence Turyatemba, the Kabale District FDC party publicity secretary is in trouble over General Mugisha Muntu’s visit to the district.

Turyatemba was picked up this morning outside Smart mini Supermarket by a team of police officers led by Olivia Rosemary Wawile, the Kabale

Regional Police Commander and retired Lieutenant Bahati Kabahena, an NRM mobiliser.

Shortly after his arrest, Bahati asked Turyatemba to present a letter authorising Muntu’s visit to the district.

Muntu was in Kabale District on Tuesday during his nationwide campaign to mobilise support for his election as FDC presidential candidate.

Turyatemba ignored the directive prompting Olivia Rosemary Wawile, the Kabale Regional Police Commander to intervene.

She ordered Turyatemba to present the letter in vain and ordered order him into a waiting police patrol car that would whisk him off to jail.


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