Democratic Party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande (R) address the media at the head quarters during the party’s press conference on April 21, 2015. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI
Democratic Party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande (R) addresses the media at a past function
Democratic Party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande (R) address the media at the head quarters during the party’s press conference on April 21, 2015. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI
Democratic Party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande (R) address the media at the head quarters during the party’s press conference on April 21, 2015. PHOTO BY ISAAC KASAMANI

The Democratic Party (DP) has denied receiving any money from the Electoral commission (EC) as announced yesterday by the EC chairperson, Badru Kiggundu.

Addressing journalists at the Electoral Commission premises, Kiggundu said the Commission has given all registered political parties an amount totaling to Uganda Shs10 billion, as facilitation for campaigns during the forth-coming elections.

Kiggundu said a communication was sent out to all the Political parties with representation in Parliament to avail their bank accounts details. Though Forum for Democratic Change acknowledged receipt of the communication, DP today denied knowledge.

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Kiggundu said its only six parties that will have a share of this money including DP.

DP spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande today told journalists during at the weekly Party press briefings in Kampala, that they have not received any money on their bank account as asserted by EC boss.

“We have not seen any money. I even do not know if the party will accept any money coming from the Electoral Commission,” Kakande said.

According to Kakande, DP cannot accept this money unless the Party’s National Executive Council decides if it is worth it taking that money.

Kakande also said the manner in which the money has been given is unfair. He criticised the arrangement for giving the money to DP, Federal for Democratic Change (FDC), and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) which disfavors the other parties yet their others  that are in more need of the resources.

“We think 400 million cannot do much in the Presidential and Parliamentary campaigns,” said Kakande.

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