Olara Otunnu, the Uganda People's Congress Presidential candidate, has defended his decision to bycott the polls. He says that he decided not to cast his vote, because the process was a sham.
Otunnu is the only candidate out of the seven that refused to cast his vote.
The former UN Ambassador, says he spent most of his time yesterday, in hospital due to the discomfort and pain which he suffered after the Nakasongola accident.
Otunnu says the election results have been predetermined and only incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is looking forward to the results.
//Cue in..my vote and."
Cue out...of Museveni."//
Otunnu says when they petitioned the constitutional court to halt the February 18 elections and declare the Election Commission unfit to conduct the general elections, the petition was thrown out without court looking at the evidence they produced.
He has vowed not to concede defeat on grounds that the ruling party, has already worked out what to say and that the tally exercise also a sham.
//Cue in...we have information."
Cue out..of the elections."//
The Electoral Commission Spokesperson, Charles Willy Ochola, however says it's unfortunate to hear such statements from a diplomat and senior citizen of the country.
Ochola says the commission involved all political parties, civil society and government in preparations and are not in any way influenced by the ruling government.
According to Otunnu, it is now up to Ugandans to realize the moment of truth.
//Cue in..the choice is."
Cue out..prepared to do."//
The EC spokesperson says it is a big surprise and bad signal that Otunnu is sending to his voters. He should accept the verdict of what Ugandans are saying and instead encourage those who have voted for him to do so next time.