Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura, has stated the militarization of elections has now taken a new measurement, calling upon Ugandans to stand up and kick “gun rule” out of the rustic.
Nyanjura defined that the army intervention within the Makerere University convocation elections is one such instance.
She stated at the start the militarization of elections used to be assumed that the military is utilized in elections to protected the seat of their commander in leader. This she stated that no longer handiest stops there.
“Then they started involving themselves in parliamentary elections. We thought that they wanted their commander in chief to have a majority in parliament to pass his dirty policies. Now they are coming for something as small as convocation elections,” stated Nyanjura.
“Just when we think that the regime cannot stop any lower, they hit a new low,” she stated, wondering the place a lot of these stops.
Nyanjura stated the military will quickly be deployed to overcome up other people protecting burial committee elections
“Every facet of our lives has been militarized. Gallant Makerereans, fellow country men and women let us rise up and kick gun rule out of our country,” she stated.
On December, 30, there used to be heavy safety deployment at Makerere University because the alumni voted the brand new convocation leaders.
The elections had been marred with untold chaos that began when election fabrics arrived overdue, state of affairs contestants blamed at the returning officer in addition to irregularities within the sign up the place many contestants and electorate’ names had been lacking.
Several individuals of the convocation took to social media to blast safety together with police and armed forces police over the way they treated the election. Several individuals had been arrested throughout the method.
The outgoing Makerere University Convocation chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi used to be accused of being at the back of the chaos and foul play.
However, Odoi denied all of the allegations towards him and blamed some of the contestants together with journalist Charles Odongtho, former MP Gerald Karuhanga and Robert Rutaro for masterminding chaos.
He insisted that he used to be to not blame for the chaos however relatively 3 applicants, including that coming with a predetermined thoughts intended that the crowd of 3 needed to do all it takes to disorganise the election.
He accused the 3 applicants of hiring goons but in addition former Makerere University scholars to disorganize the election.
Equating the placement at Makerere to what came about in parliament in 2018 throughout the age restrict debate; Dr.Tanga stated had safety no longer intervened, issues may have grew to become worse.
He stated he used to be looking forward to any individual to come back as much as drag him to court docket over the occasions throughout the election of the convocation.
Author: Nile Post