Archbishop Warns Voters on Electoral Bribery

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In short
According to Ntagali as the 2016 general elections draw near, some politicians will be looking to entice voters using money to shoot their way into power.

The Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has asked Ugandans to reject politicians who want to bribe their way into Power.

According to Ntagali as the 2016 general elections draw near, some politicians will be looking to entice voters using money to shoot their way into power.

Ntagali says commercialization of politics has disintegrated families and communities and urged the electorate to shun the practice at all costs since it creates an unfair level playing field.

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The call comes on the backdrop of the recent release of the 2014 Human Rights Commission report warning that the forthcoming general elections are likely to be highly monetized compared to the 2011 general elections where money was allegedly used to buy votes.

The report said some political actors are already using money to position themselves for the elections. Archbishop Ntagali says political parties and voters should also play their role in ensuring that the elections are free, fair and violent-free.


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He further asked citizens to remain vigilant, in the wake of fresh terror attacks. He tasked them to be cooperative with security agencies. This week, Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police warned of a terror threat against Uganda.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.