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34 EC Drivers Blocked from Accessing Nomination Venue

Paul Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson, says the failure to provide the drivers with tags could have been an oversight but the team will be cleared.
EC drivers walk away after being denied entry

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Thirty-four drivers from the Electoral Commission have been blocked from accessing the presidential nominations venue at Kyambogo sports grounds due to lack of accreditation.

Although most of the drivers have their COVID-19 test results as they are expected to drive some of the presidential candidates, the Special Forces Command (SFC) officers manning the gates told them that they couldn’t access the venue since they are not accredited.

Only those with accreditation and COVID-19 test results are being allowed inside the nomination venue. One of the drivers who preferred not to be named said a list comprising their names is at the gate but they have been turned away due to lack of tags.

“We came at 8 a.m. and it is now 10 a.m., but until now we have not yet been allowed in because we are not accredited. We were trained specifically to drive the aspirants and maybe we will be allowed at some point,” the driver said.  

Several journalists have also been locked out due to lack of accreditation cards and COVID-19 test certificates. Paul Bukenya, the EC Spokesperson, says the failure to provide the drivers with tags could have been an oversight but the team will be cleared.


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Access to the nominations grounds at Kyambogo sports grounds has been restricted. Security has blocked traffic from Ntinda Stretcher, spear motors, areas of Kireka and Banda. President, Yoweri Museveni has already made his way to the nomination center where his papers are being verified.  

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