EC Sets Campaign Dates for the Uganda 2021 General Elections
As the Uganda general elections 2021 in Uganda keep getting closer, many have been in a great confusion on when the Electoral Commission will announce when the voting will take place. Now, here is the whole plan as released by the EC today during a press briefing.
In a presser headed by the Chairman Electoral Commission Simon Byabakama, he noted that Uganda general elections 2021 campaigns for Members of Parliament are the ones that will start first. These will be followed by, Local Government Councils, and then for the presidents, they will start later.
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Members of Parliament will commence their election campaigns on the 9th of November, 2020 and they will run up to 12th January 2021. On the same note, Local Government Councils will start their campaigns on the 9th November 2020 to 18th January 2021.
Municipality Heads, Councilors, will start on 9th November to campaign, up to 1st February 2021. According to the press communication fro the EC, all candidates are allowed to campaign from 7am, to 6pm and they should avoid putting up rallies.
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Still, the same people should make sure they follow the government stipulated SOPs as per Ministry of Health directives put in place, in regard to COVID-19. This will be closely monitored by all security agencies and bodies that include the Uganda Police Force.
It should however be noted that, the Electoral Commission conducted the nomination of candidates for Local Government Councils and Parliamentary Elections. These will go from 21st September to 5th October and on 15th and 16th October 2021, respectively.
The nomination exercise attracted a high number of aspirants who include party-sponsored candidates and independents. The Commission is compiling the details of all nominated candidates and will publish the results in due course.
Following the conclusion of the above nomination exercises, the Commission is now left with one task, of carrying out the nomination process of Presidential candidates. This is a very sensitive part which is supposed to be handled separately.
And our close sources indicate that, this exercise will be conducted on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2020. Remember, we have so far seen more than 12 people that are willing to vie for the top spot in Uganda, and more are still showing interest. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine and President Yoweri Museveni, are the major spots of focus in the race.