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EC urged to conduct free and fair elections for peace

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 9th February 2016 06:51 PM

If EC holds free and fair elections and people are defeated fairly it will be easy to accept results which promotes peace

EC urged to conduct free and fair elections for peace

Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga addressing the Parliament at Bulange Mengo. He called for free and fair elections. Photo by Wilfred Sanya

If EC holds free and fair elections and people are defeated fairly it will be easy to accept results which promotes peace

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Peter Charles Mayiga, has expressed the need for the  Electoral Commission (EC) to push for free and fair elections in the general 2016 elections to promote peace.

Ugandans are slated to cast their vote to decide on their new President, MPs and other elective positions on February 18.

Speaking at the Buganda Lukiiko (assembly), at Bulange-Mengo in Rubaga division Monday, Mayiga stressed that EC needs to build its trust among the supporters and their candidates.

   cross section of members of the uganda arliament listening to the  rime inister harles eter ayiga at ulange engo hoto by ilfred anya A cross section of members of the Buganda Parliament listening to the Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga at Bulange Mengo. Photo by Wilfred Sanya

 

"If EC holds free and fair elections and people are defeated fairly it will be easy to accept results which promotes peace," he said.

He asked all Ugandans to avoid being duped into acts of violence because Uganda is not ending tomorrow.

"Those lose should respect their opponents and work together for unity and development. Uganda has to continue after elections. Do not hate those who never supported you. We must work and move on to develop our country," he said.

Mayiga asked people to vote for those leaders who teach them how to fish but not those who given them fish.

"Mind about people who are useful and can eloquently deliberate about issues. Elect people who can fight for your interests, those who love Buganda and the Kabaka," he said.

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