By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
As we draw closer to 2021, when Uganda will go to the general polls to decide their leaders for the next five years, the Electoral Commission (EC) is busy with preparations and carrying out a number of activities to make sure the elections are free and fair.
Currently, the Commission is verifying the signatures of the supporters of aspirants for the country’s top office.
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, EC communicated through its official social media accounts and other media that it has verified and cleared supporters of four aspiring candidates for the 2021 Presidential Elections namely;
The incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (NRM),
Mwesigye Fred (Independent),
Tumukunde Henry Kakurugu (Independent)
Kalembe Nancy Linda (Independent).
In the days that have followed, the EC has verified and cleared more presidential aspirants including National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, and Alliance for National Transformation’s (ANT) Rtd. Gen. Mugisha Muntu Gregg among others.
The cleared candidates will be nominated on November 3, 2020 in Kampala and are looking forward to that date with utmost excitement, if their social media posts are anything to go by.
“This morning, the Electoral Commission notified us that our signatures have been verified,” Bobi Wine posted on social media yesterday.
In the blue corner, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will hold a pre-presidential nomination meeting in Mbale district where district leaders and all Parliamentary nominated candidates in the said districts will attend.
In the yellow corner, their candidate Museveni is on countdown to the nomination day.
“To those who believe in our candidature, our direction, our ideology, and securing your future, it is four days to the Museveni nomination,” Museveni tweeted this morning.
In the purple corner, Muntu is grateful to his coordinators.
“Fellow Ugandans, we have been issued a certificate of compliance with verification of supporters supporting the candidature of Mugisha Muntu. We thank all Ugandans particularly our coordinators across the country who made this work easier,” ANT shred on its social media.
Over 30 candidates have expressed interest in running for the country’s top office in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.
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