CCEDU Speaks Out On Hoima Woman MP By-election

CCEDU Speaks Out On Hoima Woman MP By-election

By Andrew Irumba

Officials of the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy Uganda (CEDDU), a Nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is mandated with observation of elections in Uganda to ensure transparency, have finally opened up about last week’s Hoima district Woman Member of Parliament By-election.

The hotly contested race was won by National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Harriet Businge, who trounced Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Asinansi Nyakato.

However, the election sparked off mixed feelings among several Ugandans who included election observers and opposition politicians led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

However, CEDDU also released statements during and after the election, which didn’t seem to auger well with the Electoral Commission and government at large.

As result of that, CEDDU boss Crispin Kaheru has issued a clarification about the statements they issued and it is here below;

CCEDU has taken note of the concerns raised by members and sections of the public on its Hoima District Woman MP by-election statements, issued on Thursday 26th September 2019 and Friday 27th September 2019. We respect your opinions and we thank you for continuously holding us to very high standards of expectation.  
We wish to clarify that our preliminary statement was released during polling and the vote counting exercise.  The second statement was published after polling and upon the Electoral Commission (EC) announcing the results from the by-election on the morning of Friday 27th September 2019. (
We therefore appeal to our members and the public to review both statements in context.
As modus operandi,CCEDU is set to issue a detailed report of what our Election Observation Mission (EOM) observed in the Hoima District Woman MP By-election conducted on 26th September 2019. 
We will share our detailed report with our stakeholders at the earliest opportunity.
For God and My Country.

Crispin Kaheru
Coordinator, CCEDU an accessible web community

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