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G6 sole candidate legal â€" Lukyamuzi

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th October 2005 03:00 AM

There is no law that prevents the six major opposition political parties (G6) from sponsoring a sole candidate in the 2006 presidential elections, the conservative Party (CP) general secretary, Ken lukyamuzi, has said.

There is no law that prevents the six major opposition political parties (G6) from sponsoring a sole candidate in the 2006 presidential elections, the conservative Party (CP) general secretary, Ken lukyamuzi, has said.

By Paul Kiwuuwa

There is no law that prevents the six major opposition political parties (G6) from sponsoring a sole candidate in the 2006 presidential elections, the conservative Party (CP) general secretary, Ken lukyamuzi, has said.

He said the G6 was a registered entity, which is eligible to sponsor a sole candidate.

Last week, justice state minister Adolf Mwesige, said the G6 would not be allowed to sponsor a sole candidate in the 2006 presidential elections if they did not register as a single party.

Lukyamuzi said, “It is not stipulated in the 1995 Constitution, neither is it reflected in the Political Parties and Organisations Bill 2005.”

Mwesige said a political group could not sponsor a sole candidate unless it was register as a party.
“A coalition cannot sponsor a candidate,” he said.

G6 comprises the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the Democratic Party (DP), the Uganda People’s Congress, Conservative Party (CP), Justice Forum and The Free Movement (TFM).

Addressing a CP political rally in Wakiso town on Friday, Lukyamuzi said the Government was playing tricks to prevent the G6 from fronting a sole candidate.

“This is just a political gimmick. The G6 should not be intimidated. We must fight for our rights,” Lukyamuzi said.

Mwesige, however, said if one of the parties sponsored a candidate, the other five parties were free to support that candidate, adding that the law knew only individual parties, not a coalition.

CP’s president general Nsubuga Nsambu said if CP came into power in 2006, it would reinstate government parastatals to provide employment.

G6 sole candidate legal – Lukyamuzi

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