Ministers and other NRM Incumbent MPs who beat People, like Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana who is currently in jail, will be prosecuted according to the law.
This was announced by President Yoweri Museveni in another twitter thread released this morning.
The President was responding to people who accused him of causing confusion in the just concluded election by allowing the general public to vote, yet this was just a party primary.
The NRM Party chairman however warned that cheating in the party is over and that those who engaged in violence like in Bukono, are all in jail or on the run and will be fully accountable with robust charges: assault, attempted murder, murder among others.
He also warned that those who altered results will go to jail on forgery, fraud, subversion among others and that their forgeries will not stand. “We do not even have to repeat the elections, except where they were not held. We simply need to audit what happened in each village. The NRM elections are village-based. They should begin in the village and end in the village. Once the counting is done in the village, the elections are over” he said.
Mr. Museveni warned that it will, not help anybody to miss–add because the original village generated numbers are there and the People who are aware of these numbers are many.
Any other shallow schemes like moving voters on Lorries from village to village are easy to unearth. Those are all crimes for which the perpetrators will be answerable criminally.
“This, therefore, maybe the tail end of cheating in the NRM. Even the victims of these schemes should be steady. Just get facts from your village agents (truthful facts); the crooks are wasting their time and ours. The NRM will end rigging in Uganda by the digitalized biometric voter registration and by transparency through lining behind candidates or their photographs within the NRM. Another first for the NRM” Museveni added.
The president says the Chobe CEC Conference decided to go for lining up and it has registered success as it is transparent for everybody to see during daylight.
“However, the shallow crooks still think they can bribe, can intimidate, can assault or can, even, alter results of the obvious that was witnessed by hundreds. This is an incredible shallowness.”