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Clashes as FDC postpones mayoral election

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Added 08 November 2015

One camp called the delay a rigging tactic on the part of its rival.

Clashes as FDC postpones mayoral election

John Kikonyogo (middle), one of the canidates for the FDC Rubaga mayor flag, complained about the delay of the poll. (Photo by Ashraf Siaf-llah Kasirye)



By Ashraf Saif-llah Kasirye

The controversial postponement of the FDC primary election for Rubaga mayor flagbearer has led to clashes between the two aspirants and their supporters.

The two camps were told that the president Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu had requested for more time to see if the two contestants would agree a consensus.

 “I beg you to accept General Muntu’s request just like we did, but we promise to take on our responsibility of conducting the elections by Monday in case he fails to make them agree,” said Richard Kudeeba, the party’s commissioner in charge of elections.

But this message sparked off suspicious comments from aspirant John Kikonyogo’s camp who claimed that they had already failed to agree on a single candidate that’s why he was ready for the elections.

They insisted it was a rigging tactic on the part of contestant Joyce Nabbosa’s camp.

 oyce abbosa also spoke about the postponement hoto by shraf iafllah asirye Joyce Nabbosa also spoke about the postponement. (Photo by Ashraf Siaf-llah Kasirye)

 

“General Muntu, my boss, also has no power to give orders to the electoral commission,” said Kikonyogo, adding: “It is supposed to be independent and I am sure this is aimed at saving Hon. Nabbosa from losing the flag.”

On her part, Nabbosa was positive towards the party’s electoral commission to push the elections to Monday if no consensus could be reached.

She urged delegates to show the same spirit they had showed on Saturday in case they are called by the EC for another day of voting.

But the delay saw the supporters of both camps trade bitter words.

Earlier in the day, several positions got party flagbearers including constituency, divisional and KCCA councilors.

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