Museveni smarter in vote rigging than EAC presidents-MP

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Museveni appearing on Vision FM in Mbarara Tuesday

Joshua Anywarach, the MP Padyere County, has rated President Yoweri Museveni as smarter than his East African Community [EAC] counterparts when it comes to the art of stealing an election.

Anywarach who was Tuesday discussing the state of an anxious nation [Kenya] on NBS television, said the Constitution of Kenya is very clear because it states that the election should be free and fair.

Even their Presidential Election Act, Kenyan law defines substantiality, something the Ugandan law doesn’t describe, he argued.

According to Anywarach, Uhuru didn’t directly get involved in any electoral malpractices but the process wasn’t fair.

“Our Presidential Election Act requires that you pin a candidate directly to malpractice. That’s why President Museveni wasn’t culpable.”

Museveni was dragged to Supreme Court by former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, after the 2016 general elections.

While Mbabazi’s lawyers cited intimidation, vote rigging, bribery, harassment and unfair elections, Museveni got away for lack of evidence.

Hon Anywarach says when it comes to decisions of the court, it should be very judicial and not political.

“If you look at presidents in our region, President Museveni is much smarter in the way he does his things. Other presidents act plainly.”

Kitagwenda MP Hon. Agaba Abas who was appearing on the same show, said there are some lessons to learn from Kenya because it has set a jurisprudence for Africa and the world.

“I’m surprised that Uhuru is taking a bitter direction. He should focus on the reason why they invalidated his victory.”

Abas said in the Kenyan scenario, there is a deviation from substantiality test and that there has been a great metamorphosis in Kenya’s politics since the time of Moi [former president Daniel Arap Moi].

In Kenya, alliances are real. If their main cause is done, they all go and do their own things. If their main cause is done, they all go and do their own things, Abas argued.

“Everything can be achieved. We need a continuous development of the independence of the judiciary.”