of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has faulted Electoral Commission and Government
for failure to gazette the specific date for the 2021 general elections.
to the Electoral Commission, the general elections will take place between
January 10th and February 8th, 2020. The Commission is yet to specify the exact date for the
presidential and parliamentary elections, which has drawn the attention of
However, the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, says the commission is obliged by law to communicate the specific date for the General
election after finalizing with the presidential and parliamentary nominations.
On Tuesday, parliament tasked Government to explain the
failure to communicate the exact polling dates. According to Kadaga, the lack
of clarity on the polling dates is stopping candidates from making their
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Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, says
despite being asked to submit a campaign program, he cannot do so since he
doesn’t know when the elections will be held. He says there is no way they can
start campaigning without knowing when it will end.
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Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP says her entire campaign is disorganized,
saying that some of them organise their campaigns on the declaration of dates
by the Electoral commission.
Parliament has tasked the Attorney General and responsible
Government Ministers to respond to their queries on why the election dates
haven’t been appointed. Following the successful completion of parliamentary
nominations, Electoral Commission asked the candidates to prepare their campaign
plans in a space of one and a half weeks.