Speaking to journalists after attending the Christmas service at St Paul Cathedral Namirembe, Katumba noted that the UJJC proposal wouldn’t be bad idea if the incumbent assures the country that he will not bounce back in the race after the three year extension.
Adome told URN that he was persuaded by elders to drop from the race to allow Remigio complete his unfinished projects in the county. "We had a meeting with the elders who actually demanded that I step down to allow Remigio to complete his work. So as a child who respects elders I could not argue with the elders who have allowed me to contest in the 2026 elections," he said.
Fatima Katembo, the National Unity Platform-NUP Kasese District Woman parliament candidate, says the campaigns have become so costly for first time competitors like her. She says most voters demand for money, a habit she blames on the NRM government for bribing voters.
“To the Electoral Commission the responsibility you are carrying is so big and if you mishandle it then you are dooming this country and you should know that. Therefore honesty, transparency, courage, commitment and love for the people of this nation is your top priority and it is the sign of your loyalty to God whom we say in our motto For God and My Country,”
“Peaceful campaigns and peaceful election should be promoted," said Kaziimba. "Let there be justice and fairness in the whole exercise. Let there be peace. Uganda is here to stay, Uganda will continue…let us learn to co-exist, support and love one another.”
Justine Kasule Lumumba, Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party, says whereas the NRM is aware of the effects of covid19 to the personal health of the citizenry and the economy, it will be unconstitutional to halt the current electoral process.
“Let’s be messengers of good news amidst a situation full of bad news. The world needs to hear good news since we are shadowed with bad news of the diseases especially Covid-19 and also politics full of unfairness, undermining and hatred,” reads part of Luwalira’s Christmas message addressed to all religious leaders and Christians in Namirembe Diocese.