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UN Chief Concerned About Irregularities in Uganda Elections

2016-02-24 08:49:10       source:FOX News

February 23, 2016


"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is backing the concerns of international observers about shortcomings and irregularities in Uganda's elections and is urging all parties to settle any disputes peacefully.


U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday that Ban calls on Ugandan authorities to ensure that all election-related claims and concerns 'are handled in a fair, expeditious and transparent manner.'


Neutral observers criticized Uganda's government for using security forces against opposition candidates and supporters. Tensions rose Monday when police arrested President Yoweri Museveni's main challenger, Kizza Besigye."


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