MPs the on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have questioned the independence of Electoral Commission on the decision they are making in as far as general elections of 2016 are concerned. Members, while meeting officials from Electoral commission led by its chairman Eng Badru Kuggundu, observed that the manner in which the Commission is handling the matters of Elections shows that they are not independent as per the Constitution of Uganda.
Kibanda County MP Sam Amooti Otanda said the Commission acting in anticipation of the bill before Parliament to halt the nomination of the Lord Mayor is unfortunate and unconstitutional and clearly puts the independence of the Commission in question. The Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu tasked any person who accuses the commission of being in bed with government to produce evidence saying the Commission is independent and cannot be subdued by anybody.
Tough talking Kiggundu who had appeared before the Committee to shade light on the road map to 2016 election assured Ugandans that they will remain independent as provided for in the Constitution of Uganda.