The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has issued an ultimatum to the Electoral
Commission demanding a revised 2021 elections roadmap.
FDC President, Patrick Amuriat
says the Electoral Commission must within a week issue a new road map for the
The FDC leader while addressing Journalists in Kampala said the Justice
Byabakama Commission risks dire consequences if a new road map is not drawn.
Pressed further, Amuriat said the FDC Party leadership will meet and decide
the next course of action.
According to the 2019 Electoral
Commission roadmap, nomination of district/city special Interest Group
committees should have been conducted by end of May.
But most of the
activities planned between March to June 2020 have been affected by the
COVID-19 lockdown measures including the need for social distancing.
But Amuriat says the
country should not be held into speculation on when or whether the 2021 elections
will be held.
Cue in; // We would like to send a warning …....
Cue out.......beginning this year."//
He says the Electoral
Commission must be guided by the requirements of the constitution regarding the
conduct of the elections.
On their party , Amuriat says the Party has already revised its roadmap following
the disruptions caused by the COVID-19
He says the FDC will issue its fully
revised roadmap detailing the measures and processes the party will undergo to
identify presidential, parliamentary and local government candidates.
Cue in; //Now that we have.....
Cue out....... special needs candidates."//
The Electoral Commission spokesperson, Jotham Taremwa in an interview said the commission
will soon address the public about a new road. He did not however say when the
address will be made.
“They do not have to demand, because it is our duty to organize elections, we
are working on the program and will inform the public at the convenient time,
there is no need for anyone to panic or demand the Electro Commission will come
out and inform the country.” Taremwa said
In their meeting last week, Leaders of the inter party organization IPOD,
demanded that the Electro Commission EC comes up with a new revised election
road map for the 2021 election. This call come amidst wide public speculation
on whether government will hold elections in 2021 amidst the COVID19 pandemic.