By Mable Nakibuuka
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (E.C) Justice Simon Byabakama is set to address the nation today September 17, 2020, about the forthcoming 2021 general election.
During Justice Byabakama’s address, which is slated to be held starting 11:00Am at the E.C headquarters along Jinja Road, he is expected to update the country about the 2020-2021 Electoral Roadmap and announce nomination dates for candidates vying for different positions, from President to Members of Parliament and others.
“The news conference will focus on the Commission’s preparations for nomination of candidates for Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections, and updates on various activities under the Roadmap for 2020/2021 General Elections,” the E.C tweeted on Thursday morning.
Byabakama’s address comes a few days after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries which were held a few days ago but were marred with cases of violence that led to the death of some innocent Ugandans, voter bribery, rigging among other malpractices.
It should be noted that Uganda provides national elections for a president and a legislature.
The president is elected for a five-year term. The Parliament is composed of members directly elected to represent constituencies, and one woman representative for every district; as well representatives of special interest groups, including the army, youth, workers and persons with disabilities.
This time round, five new positions for representatives of elderly people from East, West, Northern, Southern and Central parts of the country were created.