The crowds were mobilized by aspirants from various constituencies, mainly around Kampala, who were returning nomination forms for endorsement by the pressure group ahead of 2021 general elections. Many of those returning nomination forms are contesting for Parliamentary seats.
The process which started at the movement’s Kamwokya-based secretariat in Kampala will also be used to negotiate a consensus between multiple members expressing interest for a single post. This process runs until July 20, 2020.
The process set to commence on July, 2 and run until July 17 2020, seeks to sieve contestants for the parliamentary, local government and special interest groups elections ahead of the general elections to be held early next year.
Kyagulanyi told Journalists in Kampala that they were taken aback by the proposal to outlaw open-air campaigns due to fear of spreading the novel coronavirus. The commission unveiled a new roadmap last week advising persons vying for political offices to use media platforms to get to their electorate.
In a letter dated 15th of April addressed to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, Kyagulanyi said he has partnered with an American media owner and businessman Neil Nelson to evacuate 285 people from China including Ugandans and other black Africans.
Wameli noted that the said offenses contravene provisions under Article 29 of the Constitution mostly the one that talks about freedom to assemble and demonstrate peacefully. Wameli thus asked Buganda Road Court to halt the proceedings and refer the file of his clients to the Constitutional Court for interpretation on whether the offenses against them violate their constitutional rights or not.
Kyagulanyi states that what he, Ssenyonyi and other Ugandans are doing, is coming together in association while exercising their power as Ugandans in as far as Article one of the Constitution, which states that power belongs to the people.
Civil Division of the High Court Presided Over by Justice Lydia Mugambe on Thursday directed that the applicants write their submissions by November, 11th and then the Attorney General responds by November 18th.
Kyagulanyi didn't show up in court as he was away on official duties prompting court to issue criminal summons against him. Acaa gave prosecution the second last time to summon the witnesses to appear before court on September, 17th, 2019.