Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanya has warned Politicians against messages and inflammatory statements that could set the Country onto a disruptive path during the 2021 General elections.
“We have our elections coming, but a lot of people are trying to make it a do or die situation. It is not, it is just one man one vote,” said Oulanyah.
Oulanyah was speaking as Guest of Honour at the grand finale of the University Debate Nationals at Gulu University, which was themed around the 2021 general elections. The debates were organized by the Uganda Debate Network (UDN).
Oulanya said the 2021 elections are being made by some People a do or die situation that is threatening the peace, unity, and stability of the country adding that Electoral reforms precede every election, and have become a national culture to enact relevant laws a year to the polls.
“Electoral reforms are a normal thing that this country has done, and like it is about to do. Before the 2006 elections, there were reforms in 2005, there were reforms in 2010 before the 2011 elections; [for 2021] the Bills are already in Parliament so why are we making it difficult,” he said.
Speaking at the same event Oulanya noted that youth should be careful and shun those encouraging voter apathy, saying he who disenfranchises himself by choosing not to participate in the elections will have lost the right to complain should the exercise return bad leaders.
While the Country is preparing for what is expected to be the most heated election of all time, The ruling Government continues to use state machinery to disrupt opposition activities.