31 Oct 2020 · 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.
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