The opposition Forum for Democratic Change(FDC) party has rejected declaration forms with results from last week’s presidential elections.
The electoral commission has this evening made an attempt to deliver declaration forms to the FDC office in Najjanankumbi, a Kampala suburb.
The declaration forms were delivered by the commission spokesperson Mr. Jotham Taremwa but the gates to the FDC offices remained closed wit no one to receive them.
However, the FDC national Chairman Amb Wasswa Biriggwa told KFM in a telephone interview that they could not receive the forms because they had not been informed in advance.
One of the FDC officials Harold Kaija declined to receive the declaration forms saying they had been delivered at 6:00pm which was past official working hours.
Kaija also advised Taremwa to hand the forms to either the presidential candidate himself, Dr. Besigye’s’ lawyer or the National Chairman Amb Biriggwa.
This is after the opposition Forum for Democratic Change party vowed not to pick forms and tally sheets used to declare incumbent President Yoweri Museveni winner of last week’s elections until their candidate, Dr.Kizza Besigye is free from detention.
Besigye has been under house arrest punctuated by regular police detentions since last Thursday.
He is still detained at Naggalama police station in Mukono district after he was again arrested on Tuesday morning at his home in Kasangati. This is the 5th time Besigye has been arrested in just one week.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe