Each of the aspirants is required to present at least 100 signatures from 2/3 of the districts across the country. Uganda currently has 146 districts, implying that a candidate is required to have signatures from at least 96 districts, prior to their nomination. Each of the seconders is expected to be a registered voter with a National Identification Number.
Democratic Party DP leaders in Gulu district are mourning the death of veteran politician and former party president John Ssebaana Kizito. Ssebaana, 83, succumbed to a stroke at Nakasero Hospital where he was rushed two weeks ago in critical condition.