Museveni Reads Riot Acts, Says NRM Will End Rigging in Uganda by Digitalized Biometric Voter Registration

….Says Those Who Altered Results Will Go to Jail on Forgery, fraud, subversion and their forgeries will not stand

By Chris Udochukwu

Uganda (Precise Post) – Ugandan President, has said that NRM will end rigging in Uganda by the digitalized biometric voter registration and by transparency through lining behind candidates or their photographs within the NRM.

Museveni who said it is another first for the NRM added that who altered results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion, etc. and their forgeries will not stand.

Museveni stated this in series of tweets when he took to his twitter handle account @KagutaMuseveni.

The tweets read:

“Countrymen and Countrywomen, especially the Bazzukulu.

“Greetings again. The other day I sent out a piece about the NRM Primaries where I thanked the NRM members for turning up massively and voting transparently.

“Today, I am back to tell you that as usual, the NRM has finally come to grips with one of the major factors of destabilization in the politics of Uganda.

“When we came from the bush, we used the method of lining up behind candidates of our choice and it was very transparent.

“However, with the 1995 Constitution, it was decided to go to secret ballot even when we were still using the Electoral College system. Then the problems of bribery started.

“This provoked the pressure to go for universal suffrage but with the secret ballot. Still, the problems of cheating persisted because whatever precautions we took, they depended on human vigilance, which was not always assured.

“That is why, recently, at the Chobe CEC Conference, we decided to go for lining up. You have seen how it has succeeded. It is transparent for everybody to see during daylight.

“However, the shallow crooks still think they can bribe, can intimidate, can assault or can, even, alter results of the obvious that was witnessed by hundreds. This is incredible shallowness.

“The cheating in the NRM Primaries is over. Those who beat People, like in Bukono, are all in jail or on the run. Minister Rukutana is in jail and will be prosecuted. They will be fully accountable with robust charges: assault, attempted murder, murder etc.

“Those who altered results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion, etc. and their forgeries will not stand. We do not even have to repeat the elections, except where they were not held. We simply need to audit what happened in each village.

“The NRM elections are village-based. They should begin in the village and end in the village. Once the counting is done in the village, the elections are over.

“The rest is adding. It will, therefore, not help anybody to miss–add because the original village generated numbers are there and the People who are aware of these numbers are many.

“Any other shallow schemes like moving voters on Lorries from village to village are easy to unearth. Those are all crimes for which the perpetrators will be answerable criminally.

“This, therefore, maybe the tail end of cheating in the NRM. Even the victims of these schemes should be steady. Just get facts from your village agents (truthful facts); the crooks are wasting their time and ours.

“The NRM will end rigging in Uganda by the digitalized biometric voter registration and by transparency through lining behind candidates or their photographs within the NRM. Another first for the NRM.

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