Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Uganda: Sudan's SPLA Harassing Ugandan Voters?

THE opposition Uganda Peoples Congress has accused soldiers of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army, of interfering in Uganda's electoral process by intimidating candidates and supporters of opposition political parties.

The party's national chairman, Mr Patrick Rubaihayo, told journalists in Kampala yesterday that the fighters are present in several parts of Koboko, Adjumani and Moyo districts.

He said they are allegedly intimidating residents into supporting NRM flag bearer and President Yoweri Museveni.

"We are concerned. Why are these soldiers moving all over these districts campaigning for Museveni? To make matters worse, they are wearing SPLA uniform and heavily armed," Rubaihayo said.

He added; "The other time Rebecca Garang was here campaigning for Museveni and that was legal. But when a country like Rwanda is merely suspected of supporting Besigye, it is illegal, this is double standards on the part of the government."

Museveni has supported the SPLA since he took over power in 1986.

Full story (AllAfrica) 15 Feb 2006.

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