Badru Kigundu, Electoral Commission chairman has threatened to order the arrest of Paul Nangoli, Mbale Resident District Commissioner for involvement in partisan politics. The threats stem from allegation made by voter's in Sironko against Nangoli for openly campaigning for Beatrice Wabudeya, the Minister for the Presidency in Budadiri West constituency. Nangoli allegedly uses his official car while canvassing votes for Wabudeya who is contesting against Nandala Mafabi, the incumbent Budadiri West Member of Parliament. In response to the petition, Kigundu has asked Nangoli to immediately halt his partisan activities in Budadiri West or risk arrest. He explains that Nangoli is a civil servant who is barred from participating in partisan politics. Kigundu warned that Nangoli is not above the law citing an example where he ordered the arrest of Theodore Ssekikubo, the Lwemiyaga County MP for disorganizing youth elections in Ssembabule. But the RDC seems not to have heeded to Kigundu's warning. Yesterday, Nangoli with a lawyer identified as Charles Odere paraded five people before the media they claimed were Nandala's drivers who allegedly defected to the movement. Two of the drivers who were accompanied by their spouses identified themselves as Ahmed Kisaga and Siragi Wamboga. Nangoli says that his involvement in the politics of Budadiri West is to popularize government programs like NAADS. He however does not explain why he does not limit his activities to Mbale his duty station.
Updated: 26 Feb, 04:1004:10