Breaking News: Uganda’s EC takes Besiege forms to FDC offices, locked out

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The electoral commission has eaten humble pie and driven to the offices of opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) offices.

EC spokesman Jotham Taremwa personally traveled to the FDC offices in Najjanankumbi Tuesday evening.

The opposition officials first locked out Taremwa and his group while police deployed heavily and took over the premises.

Military police too deployed minutes later to provide regular police some back up.

Taremwa said they processed the final summary of results from polling stations and at national level.

Military police too deployed minutes later to provide regular police some back up.

Taremwa said they processed the final summary of results from polling stations and at national level.

Asked whether he was in touch with FDC officials, Taremwa said they told him only Besigye can receive the forms.

Taremwa also claimed he is not aware of Besigye’s was in detention.

Besigye was first arrested from his home on Monday as he tried to walk to the EC offices.

He was detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono.

He was later released in the night and placed under house arrest.

He was rearrested this morning and whisked away to an unknown destination.

Meanwhile, FDC deputy secretary came to Taremwa’s rescue and subjected the EC official to a couple of questions.

“What is this?”, Harold Kaija queried.

Taremwa explained that they were delivering the declaration forms from the just concluded elections.

Kaija told Taremwa only Besigye would personally recieve the forms and no one else.

“Why did you call me? You know Besigye’s agent. You have his number”, Kaija shouted out.

Taremwa suggested that they call any other official who could settle the predicament.

After making futile calls, Taremwa resolved to drive to Besigye’s home in Kasangati and deliver the forms.

While all this was going on, an errant FDC youth came out of the barred gae and told off Taremwa saying they would not receive anything from EC.

“You are a disgrace. How can you come here with all these policemen to deliver forms? Don’t you see it is past working hours?” the youth fired out.

Kaija too concluded that EC was now “desperate and trying to deliver forms when Besigye is in jail”.

Taremwa was told to instead deliver the forms to Naggalama police station where Besigye is reportedly being held.

“Naggalama is not his (Besigye)’s official address”, said the EC official as he headed to Kasangati.

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