The Kampala district office of the Electoral Commission has today turned
away National female representative for Persons with disability, Safia Nalule
who had turned up for nominations.
Nalule also a commissioner of Parliament had turned up for
nominations thinking since it was the last day for nominations of Members of
Parliament, she would be nominated. She told the commission she didn’t want to
wait until the election day for the special interest group to be nominated.
However she was turned away by the Electoral Commission
Returning Officer Fredrick Muwaya who said they were only carrying out
nominations for directly elected and woman MPs.
He asked Nalule who had refused to leave the nomination tent
to wait for communication from the Electoral commission officer who had
reportedly told her to come.
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Nalule told journalists that she had thought the nominations
were ending today and she didn’t want to get nominated on the same day of their
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According to Paul Bukenya, the Spokesperson Electoral Commission, the day
for the Special needs aspirants including the persons with disability, the
elderly, the youths and workers will and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF)
will be communicated at a later date.
He says the elections of the special interest groups are uniquely
organized and its unfortunate Nalule came for nomination at this time.