National
Museveni to attend army polls to replace Sejusa
Publish Date: Jan 15, 2014
Museveni to attend army polls to replace Sejusa
Gen. David Sejusa
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By David Lumu and Emmanel Luganda

President Museveni has confirmed that he would attend the UPDF elections slated for Friday, where the electorate in the rank-and-file will vote to replace ex-spy chief, Gen. David Sejusa.


Speaking to New Vision, UPDF spokesperson, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, said that the President confirmed that he would attend the event, where he would unveil a list of nominated officers that the men-in-uniform would select from to fill the vacant slot of the 10 UPDF representatives in the House.

“The list is with the President, and it will be made public at the hall where the voting will take place. It is official and the President has confirmed that he will attend the election function,” Ankunda said.

The President is the chairperson of the UPDF council, which votes on the UPDF representation in Parliament.
According to the Electoral Commission, the UPDF polls will be held this week on Friday at Bombo Army barracks.

Parliament last year unanimously agreed following a report by the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee that Sejusa was guilty of being AWOL for over 15 sittings—without any valid explanation to the Speaker of Parliament.
Consequently, the Speaker declared his seat vacant.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Cardinal Wamala to new priests: smile while serving people
Thirty-four seminarians and priests are awarded diplomas and degrees in various disciplines at St Mbaaga Major Seminary, Ggaba....
More than four espressos a day
Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women....
UPDF donates to the Somali Muslim community
THE UPDF troops in AMISOM under the leadership of Contingent commander Brig Gen Sam Kavuma have offered and handed over 100 pieces of corrugated 32 gauge iron sheets...
Councilor arrested for hacking wife to death
GEORGE Abonga, the Abaka-dyak Parish youth councilor is alleged to have hacked his wife Catherine Oyela, packed her remains in a sack and dumped it in River Pager...
Envoy calls for joint River Nile management
FRENCH envoy Sophie Makame highlighted the need for joint management of the Nile to maintain its normal flow and catchment area, and to maintain the social and economic benefits...
MPs sign register and vanish
FOR the third time in less than two months, the ninth parliament couldn't transact business as some of its members denied it quorum by vanishing...
Should medical students be subjected to pre-admission exams?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter