President Museveni who is also the chairman of the ruling party NRM has ordered police to investigate any candidate who participated in fraudulent activities of bribery, assault, intimidation, altering declaration forms among other illegal activities.
In President Museveni’s congratulatory message to all NRM candidates who won and those that participated but didn’t win, he said that there are shallow people who resorted to shallow schemes to steal the power of people by bribing, intimidation, altering declaration forms, even attacking and injuring people, using underage to vote and importing votes from other areas committed crimes of fraud and the sentence is 3-5 years in prison.
Museveni says those aggrieved candidates, get facts from a sample of villages from your village agents, who must speak truthfully otherwise they will also be charged with aiding and abetting a fraud as well as making false declarations.
He ordered police to cross-check and criminal proceedings will be initiated. “The same with other crimes- bribery, intimidation, assaults etc.; just get facts.” He said.
“We should not allow crooks to pollute our massive force that you saw yesterday. Down with crooks. I am not Tanga Odoi but my entering from the criminal side, which is my Constitutional duty as President, will help Tanga Odoi. Help us with the facts.” He added .