Oulanyah was reportedly a favourite candidate from Saturday evening when CEC adjourned to today. However, some members requested that the decision be made Sunday, and following lengthy deliberations this morning, a majority of CEC members backed Oulannyah over Kadaga for the job.
Magufuli, 61, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. His death was announced by the then Vice President Samia Suhulu. Today, President Museveni visited the Tanzanian High Commission to pay tribute to Magufuli where he signed a condolence book.
The event held at the National Chairman’s Office in Kyambogo attracted politicians, Civil Servants and members of the security agencies from Kampala and all over the country who pledged to secure the votes come 2021.
He said the three questions included the possibility of safely holding conventional elections of mass rallies and processions even in the absence of a vaccine or clear treatment for the virus. According to Museveni, the commission had also considered the possibility of postponing elections.
The president also allowed for the reopening of schools for candidate classes; P7, S4, S6 and finalists in tertiary institutions and universities. He said however, there will not be end-of-term one exams. “The rest of the learners should be patient. it’s better to be alive,” Museveni said.
Fred Mugazi, the central market chairperson, says that they cannot sleep in the market since space at the market is not enough. He also says that the sanitary facilities are not enough to accommodate all the traders.
Addressing the country from State House Nakasero, Museveni said that the country still has a threat of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, especially before the Ministry of Health tracks down all the 18,000 people who returned to Uganda shortly before March 22.
Those appointed to the Court of Appeal include Justice Irene Justice Mulyaonja, the Inspector General of Government, Monica Kalegira Mugenyi who has been serving as Principal Judge at the East African Court of Justice in Tanzania and Counsel, Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi.