“Reports coming through Lina Zedriga Abaku is on the run. 1000 NUP polling agents have been kidnapped and others missing. What a shame that some countries are already legitimising this sham election” (Ekyooto, 17.01.2021).
The ones that followed the campaign and the polls of 14th January 2021 knows that there was several reports of abductions, arrests and kidnapping of National Unity Platform (NUP) Polling Agents. Now, we have a number, as there was reports of soldiers hunting down registered mobilizers and polling agents of NUP across several districts of the Republic.
Therefore, the report of Ekyooto isn’t shocking. We have already heard of extra judicial killings and people gone missing. This states however the extent and what sort of manner the army and law enforcement has gone too. They are willing to take most of ones parties eyes away from the polling stations. Just so they can rig the election and make it in their favour. As they cannot stomach to let them see the affairs.
This here shows what sort of regime President Museveni is promoting and sort of “democracy” which is his game. The National Resistance Movement and the soldiers are clearly violating the rights of its citizens. They are using the violations of human rights and the arrests without warrants, because of their political affiliation.
The state have already arrested so many of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine Campaign Team. There been so many who has died within the NUP and we are now hearing about what extent the authorities are willing to go too. Just to rig and “win” an election. Peace.
Today, there been more reports of either slow opening of polling stations across the Republic. The Biometric Machines haven’t worked properly and slowed the voting. Polling stations has lacked ink to dip the fingers to prove the people has actually voted. There is little signs of trust. As there is reports of pre-ticked ballots and filled ballot boxes. That is from various of districts.
There is like the Electoral Commission and President Museveni is working in tandem to ensure one result no matter what. That is why NUP Polling Agents are arrested. FDC Polling Agents are arrested. ANT Polling Agents are arrested. In general, the eyes of the opposition is dismissed and stopped from entering the polling stations across the Republic. If they weren’t already arrested in the days ahead of the polls, which has happened by army and trucks in villages picking them up.
There are even districts where polling material haven’t arrived to the polling stations, hours after they were opened. In the same districts there reports of stolen equipment and this further questions the usage and the trust in the process. As they have it, but not giving it to the public to honour their will. No, they have stolen it to tick the ballots in favour of the regime.
It is bad enough that the Internet is off. That Social Media is blocked and only one entity is having open gateways. There are reports that Uganda Telecom is up. The Mango is working, because the EC and authorities needs it. However, MTN and Airtel is off.
There are even reports that polling officials have signed off Declaration Forms ahead of the polls for their Polling Station where they are stating that NRM candidates are winning it. That is happening while people are still waiting in line for their turn to actually vote.
This election is the worst and nothing proves to be trusted. Even with not to much deployment of soldiers and police officers at the polling stations at the moment. Expect more to come. As leaders will be house arrested and be in legal jeopardy soon.
This election is a fraud, a charade and as fake as it can be. There is no level of trust or reports of the state and EC even trying to convene fair elections. It is just a heartache and there will be justice here. Only a one man game and his cadres doing their tricks to get ahead.
We don’t even need to wait for the awaited results about 48 hours after the polling stations closes. Some started late and they should also be allowed to be open until the last voter has gone home. However, don’t expect that too happens. In many districts it started late not because of lack equipment, but because of the rain.
We just have to wait and see, but I’m awaiting worse than Kiggundu Math and other tricks to ensure the Mr. 1986 another term, his eight one actually. They will also secure the mandate and total control of the Parliament too. There will be a game to secure the NRM all power, yet again. That was to be anticipated. Peace.
Today there is two clear evidence of keeping the world in the dark. First the internet blockade is in effect. The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) have issued to the Telecoms that they have to stop all gateways to Internet in Republic. This after yesterday’s start of blocking Social Media like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. So, today’s first act is a sign of what to come.
The Second act is to jam and cancel opposition leaders phone-lines. The state is now blocking the phone-lines of National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate Robert Kygaulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his family members. Also, the Presidential Candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Therefore, these folks are not able to communicate. As they have not mobile-phones and neither internet. This is an deliberate act of the state to silence them totally.
We should expect for the worst. There should be news on how they are handled. We should expect journalists getting brutalized and arrested for monitoring the opposition leaders tonight and tomorrow. There will be ramifications of this and this isn’t done without a plan ahead.
The President and National Resistance Movement (NRM) wants to keep it dark or like many has luganda is saying: “It’s Getting to Dark” or “Enzikiza eyitiridde”. We are not supposed to get reports, messages or credible information from the Republic. Just as there was reports of massive rounds of arrests of NUP Mobilisers and other opposition activists in the Republic. This is a violation and a plan to have total control of the votes. So, the NUP and FDC cannot access or have the opportunity to challenge the election. As their polling agents is behind bars. That is clear message here.
The state wants the acts be done in the dark. They want the opposition to be silent and give way to a total charade of an election. An election that has been marred with pre-emptive arrests, extra judicial killings and human rights violations. The state authorities have been all partisan and the army is arresting civilians during the night. This is why this election will be rigged in favour of one man and his not risking anything.
He is blocking social media. His stopping all gateways to internet and VPN is even out of question. The President and his party is even going after mobilizers and polling agents. They are willing to be so dark and extreme, as they are making all sort of affiliation and association with NUP and other opposition a crime against the state. This is the sinister reality in the Republic.
That is why tomorrows election is a unfair and rigged affair. There is no reason to believe the result. When there is no accountability, no transparency and no justice served. Only impunity and injustice. Tomorrow, Bobi Wine and Patrick Oboi Amuriat will be arrested, one way or another. Other MP candidates of the parties will be taken to prison too. There will be house-arrests and other measures too. Therefore, tomorrow will not be a good day.
This is election is just brutal. There is no love and is no passion. There will be very few observers and the ones whose there is from the East African Community (EAC). These folks will only be there to verify the events and go home. They will not challenge or question. This Election Observers Mission will not challenge or question anything. Therefore, the President is fine with their report. That is why there is none from the European Union or United States. Not that these EOMs has done anything useful in the previous two elections. However, they could have made a difference in the sense of having boots on the ground. Now, they won’t even do that and the state is more free. Because, they know the EAC will not humiliate one of their own.
Yoweri is getting his will. President Museveni is getting his will of polls in darkness. Operation “It’s too Dark” is in effect and all sponsored by His Excellency in State House Entebbe. Peace.
Tomorrow is the end of this bloody campaign season. A campaign season filled with pre-emptive arrests, brutal detentions, political motivated abductions and murders. There been so much blood spilled. So many has lost their lives and plenty who are either kept incommunicado or behind bars. Just because they are affiliated with another candidate or party, then the ones of the Self-Styled President for Life, Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni.
Some says his running for the 6th term. Sorry brother… you are terribly wrong. His running for his 8th term and don’t even get me started on deleting a decade of his time in office. Because, if you say its his upcoming sixth term. You are indirectly not counting the years between 1986 to 1996. That is insincere to everyone who had to live under his reign at that time.
Now we are in 2021. The man who took power by a coup in 1986 is still there. He never left and as always he clings on to the military. If it wasn’t for the power of his army, law enforcement and all the security organizations of the state. This President would fear for tomorrow and what is ahead. The President would be more diplomatic and cautious. However, he isn’t thinking of stopping or even retiring. This man is planning to die in office. That is all he knows and he intends to use all means to get there.
We are now seeing footage of the authorities beating on civilians in broad daylight in the streets. Seen and reported of arrests and abductions of the opposition activists, leaders and candidates. There are so many of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who has been assaulted, abducted and arrested in the recent days. Most of the team of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is either behind bars, hospitalized or dead. That all because Bobi Wine challenged the President. That is the cause and the effect is horrific.
President Museveni has ordered the killing of protesters. The President has issued orders, systematic arrests and brutalization of the campaigns towards the opposition. There been no mercy and no justice towards his main competitors. The President knows perfectly well why the Residential District Commanders and Regional Police Commanders has all worked in tandem to make campaigning nearly impossible for the opponents. They have used all means and charges…
Therefore, the ones believing tomorrow will be any different. The ones who believes the President and his guns will be silenced tomorrow. I am sorry, but they are there to shield the President and his failure of a legacy. The continuation of the false liberation. The fake revolutionaries and bush-war relics still in office. These folks are more into keeping power and eating. The President and his cronies are looting. If they are not thieving then they are preoccupied with oppressive behaviour towards dissents. Which we have seen to a full extent this campaign.
The President will have the guns out tomorrow. They will be there all week. There will be curfews, house-arrests and treason-charges. More civilians will be charged in Court Martial like they are soldiers. They will be taken away by force too.
The day before the polls. There are reports that opposition polling agents are arrested. This is the NUP and FDC polling agents in the up-country in places like Lira, Moroto and elsewhere. At this point the state is just issuing a carte blanche on the opposition and they are all fair game. Anyone associated or even open about supporting the opposition is a crime in itself. That is what’s happening.
So, don’t expect the peace tomorrow. It will be done in the dark. The state is preparing to secure itself by all means. There is nothing that is unholy and everything is legal to them. They can incriminate anyone and silence them.
That is why the President wants to do all the sins of his predecessors. The President wants to ensure that he has repeated all the sins of the past. Museveni wants to do everything Obote and Amin did. The President wants to be remembered for his safe-houses, having torture chambers and killing dissidents. Because, that is the real side of a liberator like him.
The man that brought down tyrants became the greatest tyrant himself. That is what he will be remembered for. President Museveni should be remembered for all the lives that been taken while he was in office. The President has to be remembered for all the violence, destruction and human rights violations that has been consistently actions of his regime. Museveni needs to be remembered for this and not for what he did at early stages of his reign. No, he needs to be accountable for all the dead. If not he needs to address those with the lord in his afterlife.
I am not hopeful about tomorrow. Neither about the rest of the week. It will be sounds of guns, brigadiers, the sounds of jet fighters, military choppers and other weapons. These will be used for one persons gain and his office. It will all be done for one system and his loyal cadres. That is it and the silence of good men is deafening. There will be no resolve or no possible outcome, which will be the will of the people. Because, the will of the people doesn’t matter to Museveni. That is why his preparing to install himself for the eight time. Peace.
“We fought so many wars for the right to vote, nobody should interfere with it. Do not waste our time by trying to cheat, let the people of Uganda elect the way they feel” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (12.01.2021)
Today is yet another Presidential Address of the President since 1986. Who the international press says is seeking his 6th term, which is faulty by default. As this President suspended elections for a decade and therefore with that move its not officially his eight term. Nevertheless, I would say his moving from 7th term into 8th term. In an violent election and oppressive one. Where opposition activists, candidates and team members are taken away, arrested and even found dead. That is the election of 2021. That is the the state of which this President is delivering these words on today.
I will not dwell deep into his speech, as there are reports of Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) aka the Army in the streets. There is report that they are deployed into ten major cities or towns. That includes Kampala, where the footage of the clips of the newly bought army vans drove passed. Just to prove the Turkish imports to Uganda. Just to show force.
It is really sad this way. That he went into war-mode… as the polls are happening within 48 hours. The Self-Styled President for Life intends to install himself in for a 8th term.
Here some inspiring quotes ahead of the polls:
“Some groups have made it a habit to cheat in elections. I want to tell you, that cheating is treason. When you use violence to intimidate to be voted for, you are committing treason. If you plan to cheat or alter results so that you win even when the majority didn’t vote for you, it means you won’t go back to solve the issues of the people because you will cheat in the next election. This renders democracy null and void. I am warning everyone, don’t try to cheat” – Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (12.01.2021)
“There is no threat we cannot defeat. Do not fear to vote, we shall defend you. There is no part of Uganda we cannot reach, if not foot then by air” (Museveni, 12.01.2021)
“When you use violence to intimidate so that you are elected, you will have committed treason because if you win you will not have won with the support of the people” (Museveni, 12.01.2021).
That is why he comes with these ideas now. To again come with the idea that the Opposition will cheat and rig the election. However, that will be nearly impossible as the state runs the show. The President have appointed the Electoral Commission, the Judiciary and the Commanders of the Law Enforcement. It is all prepared for the elections to go in his favour and legitimize his rule.
At this moment, opposition activists and leaders are picked up the government. They are arresting and taking away over 100s of them across the Republic. The state is working on overtime… and doing what it can to block and silence the opposition ahead of the polls.
Just to push his ideals, he comes with this excuse as well: “I am sorry for the inconvenience to those who have been using this channel (Facebook), but we cannot tolerate this arrogance of anybody coming to decide for us who is good and who is bad” (Museveni, 12.01.2021).
“The other day Facebook decided to block the NRM message senders. Why would anybody do that? When I heard about that I told our people to warn them. That social channel, if it’s going to operate in Uganda, it should be used equitably by everybody” (Museveni, 12.01.2021).
Well, you are deciding what is good and bad in your domain. So, let Facebook decide who they see as good or bad in their domain. If you have trouble with Facebook. Don’t block the whole platform, but write them a letter like Uganda Communication Commission did the other day. That should be the way to protests. As this is just done stop information flow.
This just proves how he will control everything and ensure he gets his results. Where he pushed the narrative that the opposition did it, but in reality he did. That’s why there is no reason to think otherwise. This man will rig this and has planned this all along. He has to spike the levels of fear and intimidate. Just to prove what sort of big-man he is.
He now acts like a General. Just to prove something. Because, he cannot show his record, achievements or policy changes. As his self interests are more vital than the Republic itself. That’s why his warning the public and doing it like this. Just the late night ahead of the polls.
Don’t expect for the best. Expect for the worst. Nothing in this election have been fair. Nothing in this election have been justified. A lot of suffering, pain and injustice. Sadly it is more to come. We just don’t know what’s the next trick he would do. However, it will be blunt actions and the opposition will suffer. Peace.