Opposition party, the Uganda People’s Congress Party (UPC) has said Ugandans should consider civil disobedience as the best option to remove the NRM party from power.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Jusinto Ogwal, the UPC Party Secretary General says the NRM government has over time depended on election fraud to remain in power because it is the only way they can hold on to it.
Ogwal told a media conference in Mbale that ever since the fall of the UPC party’s 2nd government, not a single election under the NRM regime has been free and fair.
He says the NRM government has continued to use state apparatus against the citizens to win elections. He claims the results of elections in Uganda have never reflected what Ugandans chose in the polls.
Ogwal says Ugandans should consider civil disobedience as the only option to change the NRM government under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni.
He says UPC party is closely monitoring the roadmap to the 2016 elections. Ogwal says should government fail to dissolve the current Electoral Commission team led by Dr. Badru Kiggundu, UPC Party will not in any way participate in the 2016 elections. He accuses Dr. Kiggundu and his team of working in the interest of NRM party.
He says they are also watching closely and that if president Museveni and his allies consider contesting in the 2016 election, the UPC party will embark on mobilizing the citizen for civil disobedience. Ogwal however insists that as UPC party loyalists they don’t believe in going to the bush to take arms against the government.
Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson, says the UPC party can go ahead with its demonstrations as long as they do not cause disorder.