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Heavy Deployment as Biryabarema Challenges NRM Poll Results

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Police and the army deployed heavily at Rubanda District Headquarters as Mr Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the current LC5 chairperson petitioned the NRM district offices challenging results of the Rubanda East NRM parliamentary primaries.

Biryabarema was in the parliamentary race with and lost to Henry Musasizi, the incumbent.

According to the results announced on Saturday morning by the Rubanda district NRM registrar Aggrey Monday, Musasizi was declared the winner with 23,330 votes, defeating Biryabarema who garnered 22,412 votes.

Unhappy with the results, this morning Biryabareema petitioned the district party offices, citing among others, violence, voter bribery and other irregularities.

Biryabarema accuses the district NRM registrar of denying chance to people of Nyakiharo polling station in Bubare Sub County whose election was cancelled due to violence.

A fight reportedly broke out at the station and in the chaos all declaration forms of Biryabarema’s agents were reportedly torn by Musasizi’s agents.

Biryabarema also claims that the votes that the officials declared did not match those on the declaration forms.

He says he garnered 23153 votes while Musasizi’s got 22968 votes, and that the results were however altered in favour of his opponent Musasazi.

“I want the NRM secretariat to intervene and recount the votes or order for fresh elections,” he said

Tai Ramathan the Rubanda DPC says that they deployed to avert any form of chaos and to prevent processions which remain banned under Covid19 regulations.



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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