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Byline: Cyprian Musoke
Representation of political parties on the Electoral Commission is not necessary to guarantee its independence, security minister Amama Mbabazi said yesterday.
What is important, Mbabazi added, was the integrity, and not the political leanings of the people who head it.
"I don't think there are Ugandans without political leanings."
Mbabazi was commenting on opposition leader Prof. Ogenga Latigo's suggestion that political parties should have a say in the appointment of electoral commissioners. This, he argued, would safeguard the commission's independence and raise trust in it.
Both politicians were speaking …