According to the Electoral Commission, the name on the aspirant's academic documents did not correspond with that on the National Identity Card, yet he did not present a deed poll to align the discrepancies.
The mission led by former Burundi President, Sylvester Ntibantunganya says all political parties and candidates were able to conduct their campaigns across the country freely, while the opening of polling stations followed existing laws and procedures.
Several members of the media fraternity took part in the exercise at the EC offices along Jinja road in Kampala together with members from the different security agencies, EC employees, presidential aspirants and members of their teams with whom they will appear at the moniation center next week.
Lumumba said that the government adopted the policy on local enterprise promotion’ the Buy Uganda Build Uganda initiative, and therefore, it is incumbent upon all government agencies including the Electoral Commission to follow it.
The Electoral Commission banned all processions and mass gatherings during and after nominations. This according to Byabakama was done to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Aspirants were only permitted to go with only 10 people with three accompanying cars.
According to the Presidential Elections Act, a person becomes a presidential candidate only after among others presenting signatures from 100 registered voters each from among two-thirds of all districts that make up Uganda. This translates to 9,800 signatures.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview at their offices, Paul Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson said although the directive affects them by opening up a process that had already been concluded, he is confident that ballot papers will be printed in time for the election
Last month, the government released Shillings 15 billion to the Electoral Commission for funding political parties. However, only political parties with representation in parliament received the money.
Researchers from the three think-tanks sampled Uganda's past election cycles and found for instance that a person seeking to join parliament required an average of 465 million Shillings in 2016 to facilitate the campaign process, while those seeking district leadership positions required at least 275 million Shillings.
Speaking at a press conference in Kawempe division, the riders said police has no right to stop them from accompanying their presidential candidate for nomination so long as they adhered to the COVID-19 regulations.
Ismail Wagaba, independent candidate for the Mawogola North parliamentary seat, says the internal party disputes have charged the electorates in the area. He says the voters are less willing to give audience to candidates from other shades of opinion despite the fact that they are not part of the dispute.
According to the Electoral Commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya, President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement-NRM who was the first to be cleared and was joined by independent aspirants; Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye and Kalemba Nancy Linda.
The study – the first-ever of its kind – found that some 14 million used cars, vans and minibuses were exported worldwide from Europe, the United States and Japan between 2015 and 2018. Around 80 per cent, went to low and middle-income countries, with more than half going to Africa.
Innocent Abongo, the Apac district Acting Probation Officer, Frank Ogwang, the Acting Sub County Chief of Chegere Sub County, Wilbert Obala the Ibuje Sub County Chief and Andrew Omadi Omara, the Office Assistant have allegedly appeared in public campaigning for some aspirants in Apac district.
However, the electoral commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya responding to Amuriat’s threats told URN that once candidates get nominated, they will be bound by electoral laws and once they violate them, the enforcers of those laws have to handle them accordingly.
John Kikonyogo, the FDC Deputy Spokesperson, notes that besides parents who are suffering from financial instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many private school proprietors are going through hard time.
The unveiled campaign poster has the face of NUP presidential flag bearer Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, in a blue suit with the party symbol (the umbrella) but with no red beret, the popular symbol of the People Power movement
Engineer Sam Arinaitwe Kajojo, an independent candidate for Kanungu district LC 5 chairperson’s seat, said there is no need for reconciliation since there is no enmity between him and the NRM candidate and other candidates in general.