KAMPALA — The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) has aimed a hard dig at the Electoral Commission for deliberately frustrating the party Delegates Conference aimed at discussing the Electoral roadmap.
Alice Alaso, the Acting National Coordinator for ANT in a statement on Wednesday August 5 castigated the Electoral Commission — expressing deep dissatisfaction on the conduct of the Electoral body chaired by Justice Simon Byabakama.
“The party undertook to communicate this (delegates conference) to the Electoral Commission in a latter dated 6th 2020, unfortunately this later has not been responded to,” Ms Alaso wrote, noting that Police declined to clear the conference because “they needed clarification and clearance from Electoral Commission before we could proceed any further.”
“We wrote another letter to the Electoral Commission on 24th July 2020 highlighting the position of the required by the police, to date, unfortunately, that later hasn’t been responded, perhaps altogether ignored,” she added
She poked holes in the EC conduct, claiming the EC has chosen to be an impediment to internal party processes whose consultations were duly regulated with the same at the inspection of the party.
ANT leadership in a latter to delegates and the public has chosen to postpone the delegates conference while cursing the EC over partisan conduct ahead of the general polls.
“Now, left with one day, its simply impossible to proceed with the National Delegates Conference scheduled for Thursday, August 6,” Also wrote, publicly condemning EC over irresponsible attitude including refusal to respond to competent communication.
Acting EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya couldn’t be reached for a comment.