Muntu says plan B is to disrupt 2016 elections




Opposition parties have vowed to do everything possible to disrupt the 2016 polls should government fail to consider proposed electoral reforms.

Top on their agenda will be to mobilize citizens for civil disobedience.

General Mugisha Muntu, the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party president communicated the resolution on behalf of other opposition leaders following a closed door crisis meeting at the Inter party Coalition Offices at Katonga Road in Kampala this morning.

According to Muntu, they have agreed in principal to mobilize Ugandans to reject the 2016 elections should government ignore the electoral reform proposals from the opposition and civil society.

He said they had agreed to present their joint proposals to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs following the decision by the Police to allow Kizza Besigye and city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to them.

The opposition was scheduled to present its proposals before the committee on Tuesday.

However, Muntu asked the committee chair Stephen Tashobya to adjourn the meeting when Police blocked Besigye and Lukwago from living their home to join the opposition team.

Some of the key electoral reforms being agitating for by the opposition and civil society are the establishment of an independent and impartial Electoral Commission, a clean and verifiable voter’s register including Ugandans in the Diaspora.

Other ares withdrawal of the army from the electoral process and establishment of a mechanism to monitor and prevent raids of funds from central bank, ministries and international assistance accounts among others.

This morning, Kizza Besigye led a procession by the opposition members to parliament from Katonga road.

The Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraj Bakaleke tried to intervene but he was stopped by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Haruna Isabirye to allow them proceed.

Shortly after arriving at parliament, Besigye said they will continue pushing government using any means to realize the electoral reforms they want before the 2016 elections.

Currently, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee is scrutinizing the constitutional Amendment Bill 2015 before it is tabled in parliament for debate and consideration.


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