By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Ugandan Electoral Commission (EC) boss, Justice Simon Byabakama last week announced Monday, November 9, 2020, as the commencement date for the presidential campaigns for the 2021 General Election which will end on January 12, 2021.
The dates coincide with Parliamentary campaigns and polling dates. Justice Byabakama appealed to all stakeholders to ensure that they work within the law and set guidelines to avoid confrontation from either side.
“Following the conclusion of nominations, the commission appointed November 9 until January 12, 2021, for conducting campaign meetings across the country,” Justice Byabakama said.
Justice Byabakama explained that candidates are free to launch their manifestos before campaigns begin on Monday which most candidates have done as of today.
It should be noted that a total of 11 presidential candidates were nominated over a two-day exercise that concluded last week.
But several other presidential aspirants who had earlier picked their supporter forms for verification were not nominated for failure to comply with the commission’s requirements.
Justice Byabakama, however, said all those who were interested followed the rules and were nominated.
Meanwhile, as we report, sources have revealed that several security deployments have been sited in areas of Soroti, Jinja among other Eastern Districts ahead of FDC’s presidential candidate’s campaigns.
In addition, some presidential candidates are still silent on their campaign roadmap despite the fact that days to the polling day are numbered.