– Museveni accuses the Electoral Commissioners of being corrupt and importing ghost voters
– He accused politicians of hiring unemployed youth to cause violence in Kampala city
– The Ugandan president has hit news headlines over the arrest and detention of MP Bobi Wine
– Bobi Wine was released on bail and is set to appear in court on August 30
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to deal with corrupt Electoral Commission (EC) members accusing them of mismanaging elections.
Museveni accused EC of importing ghost voters who voted in the recent Jinja East by-elections where his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party lost to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
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"The Electoral Commission is full of rotten people, I am going to get rid of them, why should we suffer with corrupt electoral officials when NRM has got so much man power, they should get out," said Museveni.
Speaking during the handover ceremony for the 128 newly elected Women District Chairpersons, Museveni blamed criminal politicians of hiring unemployed youth to cause violence in Uganda's capital city of Kampala.
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"These violence here in town are caused by youths who are hired by criminal politicians who promise to pay them for everything that they do such as burning tyres," he added.
Museveni has been on the news headlines in the recent past over the arrest of opposition leader and Kyadondo MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
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Bobi Wine who was arrested over allegations of treason was released on bail after bloody protests in Kampala city when his followers were demanding for his release.
Bobi Wine is set to appear at Gulu Magistrate Court on August 30 and thereafter as may be required by the court.
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