Government plans to ensure a free and fair electoral process in the run up to the 2016 general elections, the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has told Parliament.
“It is the intention of government to ensure that elections are free and fair, and that all candidates are given appropriate consideration in relation to the law,” said Dr. Rugunda during the Prime Minister’s Time on Wednesday.
Dr. Rugunda was responding to concerns raised by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Wafula Oguttu, who said that government, through the Police, was applying double standards in regard to presidential aspirant and former Prime Minister, Hon. Amama Mbabazi.
Hon. Wafula Oguttu said that Police actions were “brewing violence in the country.”
Hon. Rugunda explained that, “There is no intention to discriminate anybody. I am glad that his lawyers are interacting with government to ensure that this hurdle is smoothly sorted out.”
On the issue of electoral reforms, the Prime Minister said that government was waiting for the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to present its report and expected that it would provide a good basis for Parliament to agree on electoral reforms for the country.