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‘Not true that Uganda has never had peaceful transition of power’ – UPC


The late Milton Obote, former leader of UPC

Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has rubbished allegations by FDC presidential candidate Rt Col Kizza Besigye. This follows Besigye on 1st this month saying that Uganda has never experienced a peaceful power transition without wars. UPC secretary General Edward Sseganyi says UPC in the 60’s captured power from then President Idi Amini’s regime by peace and then from Tito Okello Lutwa.

Sseganyi says Besigye should stop confusing the country since it was his camp that went to bush to fight UPC. UPC also  has differed from other political parties on the early delivery of ballot papers saying previously opposition political parties had raised a worry of vote rigging since the ballots arrived almost three weeks to election.

Speaking to the Secretary General of UPC Edward Sseganyi says this will give EC enough time to distribute the election materials on time otherthan getting confused like the last time. Sseganyi says opposition at times should learn to appreciate and give credit where it is due instead of complaining.
In other news, NRM party secretary General Justine Lubumba has been advised to clarify his statement of shooting people during election period. This follows Lubumba saying that government will not hesitate to shoot whoever will try to disrupt the elections or cause havoc.
UPC secretary general Edward Sseganyi says Lubumba should clarify and inform the country whether she was trying to prevent violence by her statement or its a deliberate move NRM has planned to undertake once they lose. However Sseganyi has appealed to Ugandans to honor and promote peace during the elections.

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