Bobi Wine has raised his frustration over the planned scientific elections in Uganda.
Bobi Wine, commonly known as the Kyadondo East MP has raised his frustration over the planned scientific elections, arguing that this is untrustworthy.
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Appearing on NBS TV’s Morning Breeze on Wednesday, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine said the Electoral Commission and it’s scientific election is only acting in support of the current government and stressed that it does not care about the opposition.
The idea of turning campaigns and rallies into TVs, radios and other digital platforms is unfair to new political entrants because digital media does not reach 30% of the population effectively.
“The media has not effectively reached 30% of the population. A bad election is more dangerous for Uganda than for COVID-19. I warn you not to confuse people.”
The legislator insisted that the directives of the Electoral Commission justify the body dictates to all Ugandans, but it must act on the basis of equality.
He added that the people of Uganda are calling on them to be vigilant as they elect their next leaders.
“The whole world should focus on Uganda. We, the people of Uganda, must look at our actions. Don’t be deceived by the EC. People should refuse that information from Uganda’s Electoral Commission. They are our employees, not our employers,” Bobi Wine added.
Earlier, the Electoral Commission announced that it would respond to the scientifically ongoing COVID-19 campaigns and rallies for next year’s presidential, parliamentary and local elections.
Since then, a large section of Uganda has been involved in heated debates over the merits, possibilities and effectiveness of keeping what is popularly known as the Scientific Election Model.
As of today, there are a total of 70 active COVID-19 cases in Uganda following the recovery of 819 people from the country’s total number of cases, 889.
According to many Ugandans, elections and campaigns can be conducted more casually, as countries such as Malawi and Burundi have successfully held their elections despite the recent coronavirus.
Earlier, however, the EC asserted that it was part of the government’s directive to curb the spread of the virus when it passed.
A report by the Commission says that campaigns and rallies could be mobilized in large numbers and endanger the virus.
As a result, the Commission said it was restricted to Section 61 (2) of the Constitution of Uganda, which enables it to organize elections within 120 days of the expiration of the term of the President, Members of Parliament or local government.
Is Uganda ready for a scientific election?
When conducting a scientific election, the Commission believes it has the obligation to leave Uganda with full rights to elect their leaders in a healthy and safe environment.
Under science elections, candidates at all levels can only campaign electronically via television, radio and social media, and only voting practice will be done normally.
“Because the election process involves public meetings, so there is a higher COVID-19 risk for person-to-person and subject-to-person transactions.”
“The meeting for elections can be safely handled by washing, social exclusion, or the space of the required meters among the electorate,” the previously readied Commission report.