By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: Following outbreaks of violence that were cited in the NRM primary elections which led to controversies in the results declared, H.EYoweri Kaguta Museveni says Nyabushozi Constituency where had the likes of Kajwengye Wilson, Mwesigye Fred, Bakashaba Christopher all competing for the Parliamentary flag of NRM, is among the areas where votes were not only ridged but bribing was the master key among his party’s election officers.
It is against that background that the President has issued fresh directions to Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Inspector General Of Police (IGP) to intervene immediately and prosecute all those that were involved in the act.
“I am directing/requesting the IGP and DPP, whatever term is applicable to use the results of the audit to criminally prosecute all those, or at least the ringleaders of this massive anti-people but shallow forgery that attempts to usurp the sovereignty of the people,” Museveni said in a letter dated September 18, 2020.
Read the letter in full;
“RE: ALLEGED VOTES RIGGING IN THE NRM PRIMARIES ELECTIONS IN NYABUSHOZI CONSTITUENCY Tanga Odoi, I dispatched a team of security personnel to audit the NRM primaries in Nyabushozi Constituency.
Nyabushozi Constituency has got 200 villages. In 116 villages, the results were not contentious.
In these villages, the total gives Kajwengye a lead as follows:
1. Kajwengye Wilson: 10,292
2. Mwesigye Fred: 8,968
3. Bakashaba Christophe: 3,421
Depending on how the voters in the remaining 84 or how they will vote when there is a repeat, the results will be different.
Therefore, the next option should be to add the 56 villages whose results were altered but were excavated by the field visits. This will bring the total of the villages to 172.
With these 172 villages, where the 116non-contentious villages plus the 56 villages dug up by team, Fred Mwesigye is ahead of Kajwengye by 727 votes which is still a narrow margin.
How many voters are there in the remaining 28 Villages wall Lonely all voles for haJwegyer would Bwengye winner if so, the 28 villages should be persuaded to vote again so that the issue is democratically resolved.
If, on the other hand, the total does not exceed the 727 level, then Mwesigye should be declared the winner. Work with the lawyers to anchor these results of the audit in law by, for instance, having affidavits by locals of integrity from the 56 villages so that our product of intelligence collection is backed by law.
The possible fraudulent figures announced by the corrupt election officials were as follows:
1. Bakashaba Christopher:5,601
2. Kajwengye: 13,248
3. Mwesigye: 36,147
These are, obviously, inflated because the women, who were voted for one on the same day and from the whole district (2 constituencies including Kashoongyi) scored as follows:
1. Nuweahereza Phionah 2,486
2. Mwiine Sheillah:18,563
3. Twinobusingye Jovanice:20,580
However, the verified scores from the 116 villages where these contentions were:
1. Bakashaba Christopher: 3,421
When you add the 56 villages that were audited by my team, you come up with:
1. Bakashaba Christopher:5,759
That is how Mwesigye would win with a narrow margin of 727 but without the votes from the 28 villages that did not vote because of the “fujo” chaos caused by the corrupt-minded, anti-people elements.
That is why having elections in these 28 villages would conclude this matter.
By copy of this letter, I am directing/requesting the IGP and DPP, whatever term is applicable to use the results of the audit to criminally prosecute all those, or at least the ringleaders of this massive anti-people but shallow forgery that attempts to usurp the sovereignty of the people.
Yoweri K. Museveni NRM CHAIRPERSON
Copy to: Members of CEC, IGP, DPP”