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 people power Election
Management Committee has
started the process of identifying candidates for endorsement ahead of the 2021 general
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 deputy head of the Election
Management Committee Samuel Lubega Mukaaku, took the aspirants through several guidelines to be followed by
every person picking the expression of interest forms. Among the requirements
is a seconder, who holds the people
power values at heart.
The pressure group championed by Kyaddondo East MP
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has also established regional and district
offices to conduct the same activities nationwide. John Mary Ssebuufu, one of the committee
Members told URN that their objective is to establish a structured spine of People Power leaning
leaders from the grassroots, to
protect and defend their
vote on polling day.
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Meanwhile, there was a commotion
earlier today as
the commission started distributing forms leading to a temporal suspension of the process. The uproar started after
concerns that the nature of the forms had attracted aspirants from the
opponents who wanted to use them as an infiltration channel into the movement.
Mukaaku told Uganda Radio
Network, that the problem was identified earlier and they decided to change the
physical outlook of the forms, as
well as some of the details.
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Some of the aspirants who expressed
interest and picked forms on the first day advised the committee to avoid
falling prey to corruption and bias while vetting and scrutinizing candidates across the country.