CCEDU TO CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT AGAINST LINING UP FOR LC1 ELECTIONS

By Moses Kidandi

The Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has threatened to challenge government, parliament and the Electoral Commission (EC) in courts of law over the lining up system of voting in the village elections.

CCEDU Coordinator Crispin Kaheru says as civil society organizations under the Uganda National Non Government Forum (UNNGF) want EC and Parliament to pronounce themselves about the exact system that is to be used in the village election.

Late last year, Parliament passed the Local Government Amendment Bill 2014 providing for lining up behind candidates during elections of chairpersons for LC1 and parish levels expected this month.

Kaheru explains that such election system will create hatred between the candidates that would have lost the votes and the voters not to have voted them.

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