Museveni Using Salim Saleh to Bribe Voters - Opposition Parties Claim

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The Democratic Party presidential candidate, John Ssebaana Kizito has threatened to sue President Yoweri Museveni for reportedly bribing voters. Addressing a public rally in Arua town on Monday, Ssebaana said he has received reliable information that Museveni is using his brother, General Salim Saleh to bribe voters in Luweero district. He said he will forward the evidence to the Electoral Commission. He claimed the evidence is enough to disqualify Museveni from the February 23rd presidential elections. Ssebaana asserted that Museveni is bribing voters in Luweero to cover up for his negligence of that district. He said the President has been driven by guilt to pay for atrocities he committed during the war in the early 1980s by bribing the electorate. The claim of bribery by Museveni and Salim Saleh s was also made by the Forum for Democratic Change during its weekly press briefing on Monday. The acting Forum for Democratic Change, Sam Akaki said the 143 million shillings given to the Semuto Cooperative Society in Luweero on Saturday was not compensation for property lost during the Luweero Triangle war, but was a bribe. Akaki claimed that Salim Saleh also gave 15 million shillings to war veterans in Bugerere as a bribe to sway their votes in favor of Museveni and the National Resistance Movement. - Additional reporting by Charles Mwanguhya Mpagi