Vote rigging: Opposition call for vigilantes

Masaka. Uganda’s leading opposition figure Dr Kizza Besigye has asked Ugandans to form vigilante committees as a strategy to tackle vote rigging, and help rid the country of bad governance.

‘’We can use vigilante committees at grassroots as the only way to fight acts of vote-rigging and violence ahead of the 2016 general elections,’’ Dr Besigye said.

The former FDC leader was addressing a rally at Nyendo Public School in Masaka during the on-going countrywide consultative meetings by opposition figures with citizens on the electoral processes ahead of 2016 presidential elections.

UPC leader Olara Otunnu rallied Uganda to fight for free and fair elections.

Other speakers included FDC president Mugisha Muntu, DP leader Nobert Mao and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. As they chanted opposition and their political parties’ slogans, they vowed to use all legal means possible to take over power from President Museveni’s government.

Security was tight in Nyendo, the gateway to Masaka Municipality, as opposition leaders and civil society members arrived to seek views of citizens ahead of 2016 general elections. Thorough checks were carried out at the entrance.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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