Impeccable sources have told us that the government of Uganda through its prime minister Amama Mbabazi is pursuading the leaders of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Democratic Party to drop their demands for electoral reforms.
Amama Mbabazi has already announced that the proposed electoral reforms by the opposition parties ahead of the 2016 general elections will be achieved at a cost. In a meeting with Wafula Oguttu (FDC), Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA) party president Beti Kamya, DP president Norbert Mao, CP party president Ken Lukyamuzi and UPC president Olara Otunnu, Mbabazi asked these opposition leaders to drop their demands for electoral reforms and concetrate on building their party structures. Mbabazi also reportedly promissed to give them colosal sums of money if they happened to accept the government’s request.
Mbabazi says that whereas opposition leaders may wish to demand for electoral reforms, they should remember that their demands are impractical in Uganda.