MAO SAYS DP WILL SET UP A STOLEN ASSETS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL WHEN ELECTED PRESIDENT; GEN MUHOOZI SAYS SECURITY FORCES ARE RAEDY TO KEEP PEACE AS KYAGULANYI IS ARRESTED AFTER NOMINATION

BY OUR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENTS

DP’s Presidential  candidate Norbert Mao has promised an equal distribution of government resources to benefit all Ugandans when elected president. Speaking to journalists  shortly after being declared  by the Electoral Commission Chairman  Justice Simon Byabakama -a nominated presidential candidate, Mao called for unity and peace during the political season .

Mao said that once elected president , he will set up what her called the “Stolen Assets Recovery Tribunal”, to reclaim the public and private property that has been taken over illegally .He said DP believes in constitutionalism and rule of law  .

He took a  swipe at his opponents whom he accused of not holding delegates conferences to democratically elect their parties’  flag bearers .“We delayed because  we are not a jua-kali party. We had to follow our party constitution as the oldest party having been founded 66 years ago. We are not like other parties that went for sole candidates . For us we had to hold a delegates conference to elect a presidential party flag bearer ,” he explained in his usual eloquent manner .

He called for unity among Ugandans. “DP doesn’t have blood on its hands . I don’t want to jump over bodies when going to be sworn in as your next president . Our message is reclaiming our future from those who have stolen it. DP has presented the best  quality of  candidates  at all levels ,” Mao stated .

Kyagulanyi violently arrested  

Earlier in the day Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu ,was violently arrested when he defied security directives on a set route he had to use to exit the Kyambogo nominations venue .

Shortly after Kyagulanyi’s arrest , Presidential advisor on special operations, as well as First Son Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainrugaba, said  that the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender will be defeated should he seek non-peaceful means in his search for presidency.

Muhoozi, who was the head of the Presidential Guard Brigade (PGB) now the elite Special Forces Command (SFC), made the statements on his Twitter handle.

“I told you, my young brother, that you can NEVER intimidate us. We are much stronger than you can ever imagine being. If you want to fight we will simply defeat you. We want peace! But if you attempt to fight us then Bring it on!”

FDC’S Amuriat nominated without shoes

The FDC flag bearer, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, aka POA was transported  by police  to the nomination venue without his shoes after he had vowed to lead a procession from the FDC offices to Kyambogo sports grounds .

FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda  had announced that their party would  not respect the Electoral Commission guidelines of moving with only nine people, saying that the party has a lot of structures and that they will move with at least twenty officials.

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