UGANDA: @NRMONLINE celebrates lanslide win in local council polls
I caught a thread on Twitter where NRM diehards were mocking FDC.
I did not feel like getting into a pissing match with NRM diehards.
However, in defence of my FDC friends, here you go.
An election where voters have to line up behind candidates is an assault on democracy.
It is public knowledge that there are Crime Preventers on every village. Crime Preventers are the regime’s militia.
Numbers vary from 1 for every 4 citizens to 1 for every 10 citizens.
The head of Crime Preventers is on record saying “us crime preventers will kill for President Yoweri Museveni”.
Consequently, it is foolish to celebrate winning.
All CAO, DISO, RDC are appointed by the regime. Voting by lining up behind candidates forces the majority to vote for the regime candidate. Otherwise those goons will come kill you at night.
Remember also that jobs and scholarship (including passport applications) must be endorsed by the LC or RDC. So even where people do not fear being attacked, their kids will be denied scholarships and jobs.
Agriculture is also run by the regime. So the parents have no choice.
Opposition, Civil Society, ULS and activists should never have allowed voting by lining up.
President Yoweri Museveni was in media last week saying that voting by lining up shows NRM will never be rigged.
Martha Leah Nangalama
Demand for secret ballot. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 29, 2018 at 04:46AM