Amuriat: EC Useless If It Fails To Organize Free And Fair Elections - The Pearl Times Amuriat: EC Useless If It Fails To Organize Free And Fair Elections - The Pearl Times

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Amuriat: EC useless if it fails to organize free and fair elections

FDC presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) and Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama. Courtesy Photos

Main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) says the Electoral Commission (EC) would be a useless organization if it fails to hold a free and fair election.

Speaking during a joint press conference attended by fellow presidential candidates Maj Gen (Rtd) Gregg Mugisha Muntu of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP) at Hotel Africana in Kampala on January 12 2021, Amuriat called out the EC for its lack of resolve to hold a credible election.

“I want to tell the EC that if they can’t organise a free and fair election, then they are a useless organization,” said Amuriat, the most arrested presidential candidate in the 2021 election.

At the press conference also attended by veteran opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye, Amuriat rallied Ugandans “to come out on Thursday and turn a mere piece of paper into a change that some people think is impossible.”

“Vote protection is equally important. It will be counter-productive for anybody especially Kaguta Museveni to think he will use the army against unarmed civilians who will just be exercising their constitutional right on Thursday,” added Amuriat.

“Fellow citizens, don’t just lie low as Mr Museveni and his apparatus take away your and our victory. Think about our country.”

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