Electoral Commission: Uganda’s Presidential Election Is Set for January 14, 2021

The Electoral Commission has decided on the date of the 2021 presidential elections in Uganda as 14 January 2021.

lifestyleug.com__uganda presidential election set january
Uganda’s Presidential election is set for January 14, 2021. The same date was announced earlier as the voting date for the MPs. PHOTO via @TWITTER

The Electoral Commission has decided on the date of the 2021 presidential elections in Uganda as 14 January 2021.

KEY POINTS

The Electoral Commission  has selected a time limit for the conduct of candidates’ presidential elections campaign meetings, 2021, from 9 November 2020 to 12 January 2020 following the completion of the presidential nomination exercise.

The Electoral Commission also appointed 14 January 2021 as the date for Uganda presidential elections. The same date was announced earlier as the voting date for the MPs.

In this campaign period, the Electoral Commission urges all of the candidates nominated, its agents, supporters and the public to follow the guidelines set out by the Electoral Commission carefully.

SEE ALSO  YouTube Has Now Introduced YouTube Shorts, a Tiktok Rival

The Commission also announced that campaigns will begin on 9 November 2020 for all the candidates nominated for parliamentary and local government elections.

According to a roadmap released by the EC boss, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi , these campaigns are expected to end 24 hours before the actual vote.

However, the candidates are permitted to hold campaign meetings in a regulated manner preferably outside the meeting with a limited attendance of up to 70 people to allow those attending the event to comply with the 2-meter social distance rule.

The Commission requires applicants and venue owners to ensure that the sites are equipped with wash facilities and sanitary facilities and that supports who attend the camp meetings always wear masks when they enter or leave the site.

List of nominated presidential candidates

  1. Nancy Kalembe (Independent)
  2. Joseph Kabuleta (Independent)
  3. John Katumba (Independent)
  4. Willy Mayambala (Independent)
  5. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (National Unity Platform)
  6. Yoweri Museveni (NRM)
  7. Nobert Mao (Democratic Party)
  8. Patrick Amuriat (Forum for Democratic Change)
  9. Lt Gen (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde (the Renewed Uganda Platform)
  10. Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu (Alliance for National Transformation)
  11. Fred Mwesigye (Independent)
SEE ALSO  Here's Why Uganda Blocked the US Ambassador From Visiting Bobi Wine's House
Ssendaza Ismail

Social Media Manager/Blogger

A Blogger that gives you the latest news and gossip on the hottest local and international celebrities. Previously, Ismail worked as a System Administrator at Pearl VoIP & 3GTelecommunication UK for 6 months as remote Network operations center engineer(NOC). Let's talk, WhatsApp: +256753659743