Erias Lukwago says President Museveni already rigged the upcoming 2021 general elections, therefore calls for a single opposition candidate as back up plan
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has advised the opposition to come together and unite as one if they hope to remove President Museveni because he has already rigged the upcoming 2021 general elections.
While appearing at NBS Television’s Morning Breeze on Monday 20th January, Lukwago implied that although all opposition members have their individual and personal goals and ambitions, they should put all that aside and embark on one common ground of changing the government in power.
Of recent, we had several opposition members aspiring for the presidency with the most recent elections in 2016 having up to eight contestants.
However, according to Lukwago by doing this, then the opposition limits their chances.
They should rather stick to choosing one candidate who can be a top contender because the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has already devised all possible means to rig even the upcoming elections.
“The challenge we are facing is that we have a demi-god of sorts. As much as we have individual ambitions, let us have a common ground of removing Museveni,” Lukwago implied adding that it will take more than casting a vote to remove Museveni because he is already doing secret caTweet
Lukwago further insisted that President Museveni recently was on a six-day trek during which he held various campaigns but the Electoral Commission was reluctant to stop him yet other opposition candidates have limited the chance to talk to their supporters.
Museveni, his supporters and several government officials held a trek that was termed as ‘Africa Kwetu’ covering a distance of 195km. The historic march started from Galamba in Wakiso District to Bireembo in Kakumiro District.
Lukwago added that this is the weakness of the EC in all recent elections because it is always one-sided something that needs to be solved if there is hope for free and fair voting come 2021.
Museveni has already rigged the election. Do we have an independent Electoral Commission (EC) that can deliver a free and fair election? It is rooted in illegalities. Justice Byabakama is holding the position illegally.Tweet
Casting the ballot alone is not enough to get rid of Museveni. We need to create an environment for a free and fair election, Lukwago added stressing that unfairness displayed by the EC is a strong sign to show that they already have a winner in the 2021 general elections.
By John Dalton Kigozi