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.
A Tanzanian polling official at Kabakesa polling station in Tanzania explained to us in fluent Luganda that the voters were validated on appearance in the voter registers, presenting of a Tanzania National ID, Voter’s Card or a Passport; that anybody who appears in the register and fulfills any of the other requirements cannot be stopped from voting.
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.
“We will watch closely the actions of individuals who interfere in the democratic process and will not hesitate to consider consequences – including visa restrictions – for those responsible for election-related violence,” Secretary Pompeo said.
Geoffrey Macho, an independent and incumbent Busia Municipality Member of parliament, says that he can’t withdraw from the race in favour of his NRM rival, Hassan Kamba because the primaries were flawed.
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.