FDC top bosses vow to pitch camp in Butaleja
Posted Thursday, February 7 2013 at 02:00
Rigging fears. Party president Mugisha Muntu says he is aware that NRM is mobilising all resources in order to win the by-election.
The Forum for Democratic Change has vowed to camp in Butaleja District until the by-election is concluded.
While addressing residents of Butaleja on Wednesday, the party president, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, said he was aware that NRM is mobilising all resources, including money, to win the February 11 by-election but said they will not manage because FDC is strong on ground.
While campaigning for the party flagbearer, Ms Felista Namwhiri, at Nabiganda Trading Centre in Naweyo Sub-county on Tuesday, Gen. Muntu said party officials will camp in the district to garner support for Ms Namwhiri and supervise the voting exercise.
“This by-election will reveal the truth about whether the NRM still has the numbers in the east or it is losing grip of this country. There are people who think the NRM is still strong, we want to demystify this on February 11,” said the party leader.
The former army commander told residents that following the death of Cerinah Nebanda, there are many unfinished tasks, ranging from a poor road network, low education standards, health, employment creation and marketing , all of which another NRM candidate cannot accomplish.
Gen. Muntu attributed the increased cases of corruption in the government to the failure by state organs to deliver services to Ugandans as expected.
“The high level of corruption shows that no institution is working, not even the IGG and Auditor General. The government is tired we must get rid of them. In Butaleja, you have been voting NRM for the last 20 years, what do you have to show apart from dusty roads?” He said.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission (EC) has warned voters against changing their names in the voters’ register.
While speaking to the Daily Monitor yesterday, the EC spokesperson, Mr Charles Ochola, said they would not allow anyone outside Butaleja to vote. He said many people were going to Butaleja to check their names yet they do not belong there.