Fr. Gaetano Asks Ugandans to Boycott Remaining NRM Elections.
The Chairperson of Kigezi Interreligious council Rev Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda has asked Ugandans to boycott all the remaining NRM and general elections for their own safety.
In June this year, the government of Uganda decided to have its Presidential and Parliamentary elections held between 10th January and 8th February 2021.
However, all the campaigns were to be held digitally popularly referred to as a scientific election, in a move that was aimed at stopping public gatherings and promoting social distancing as a way of reducing the risks of COVID-19 spread.
In July this year, the NRM Central Executive Committee resolved to allow voters to line up behind candidates in the party’s primary elections.
However, speaking in a press conference at Kick Corruption out of Uganda offices in Kabale town, Fr. Batenyenda said that the NRM’s lining up method of voting in NRM primary elections could expose many Ugandans to risks of COVID 19 as there was no social distance observed during the voting process.
Fr. Batanyenda wondered why the government of Uganda would betray Ugandans by promising them scientific elections to prevent them from the risks of Covid-19 but later put the lives of Ugandans at risk.