BY WILBER MUHWEZI
Following the postponement of local council elections that were due early this year by the government of Uganda, citizen’s coalition for electoral democracy in Uganda has strongly criticized the move by the government.
In a press statement released today CCEDU coordinator Crispin Kaheru, said the move by the government to halt the elections for another year is laughable and unconstitutional.
Uganda last held the elections in 2002 and since then there has been numerous calls to organize these elections
Kaheru said the postponement could be easily interpreted as a mere shopping for excuses and clearly explains continued presence of lack of democracy in Uganda
Early this year, the ministry of local government had released a road map for the local council elections which were to be held In January but later postponed them from January but re-postponed to next year 2018.
We are proceeding to petition Court to ensure that the law of voting in the LC I and II elections is amended to provide for secret voting – as well as ensure that the elections are held immediately Kaheru said .