According to Paul Bukenya, the EC Manager Media and Public Relations, as of Tuesday 17, 2020 when the 14 days elapsed after presidential candidates were nominated and campaigns started, the commission did not receive a record from any of the presidential candidates.
The development comes after some protests started earlier in the City Centre following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine in Eastern region of Uganda earlier today.
According to Dr. Muhumuza The NRM has failed to take into account poor purchasing power at home and heavily protected export markets, he also points to a number of inefficiencies that make local products uncompetitive.
According to a press statement issued by the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Abu Dhabi-based United Printing and Publishing firm will be responsible for the printing of ballot papers for the Presidential and Directly-elected Member of Parliament.
Alex Luganda, a representative of independent candidate Henry Tumukunde says that the roads are pathetic citing experiences in Kanungu and Rukungiri where it rained the entire day, during their visit affecting their meetings in Kisoro.
The camps contesting for 2021 presidential elections say they face a challenge when mobilizing the 200 people that the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health allow because most of them have never had a face mask, sanitized or known about guidelines to prevent COVID-19
According to the petition, on November 3rd, an international Journalist who wasn’t identified was paper-sprayed in the face by policemen while following the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi to the nomination center in Kyambogo.
Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director of the coalition says the EC needs to take control of the campaign process by making sure that candidates adhere to the SOPs. Kirenga says while electoral processes are fundamental for any democracy, at this time, following SOPs is more important because it saves lives.