The government spokesperson Mr.Ofwono Opondo has told the USA that she has no moral authority to observe and judge Uganda’s elections, because they have so much problems to deal with in their country.
Opondo said this in respond to an earlier announcement by US Head of Mission in Uganda Ms. Natalie Brown who said they would not be observing the elections in Uganda citing lack of accreditation.
Ms. Brown appealed that they had lodged several requests but the EC denied with no specific reason and communicated just days before elections.
“In the absence of the strong participation of observers, Uganda’s elections will lack the accountability, transparency, fairness and self-reliance that observer missions provide. Uganda will also miss the opportunity to benefit from observers’ insights to improve and inform future elections”. Natalie observed
However, Ofwono in reply said the USA has no business observing and confirming the credibility of Uganda’s polls yet they have failed to manage theirs at home.
“With what is happening in America now, they have no moral authority to be part of our electoral process,” he said.
Don Wanyama the Presidential Press Secretary also added that the USA should remain silent since Uganda has not been observing their elections and no one has cried about credibility.
“There are African Union and EAC observers. Those can do. I don’t remember when Uganda last sent election observers to the US,” Wanyama scorned.