Mbarara City Nomination Turn Up Low
The nomination of local government council candidates is in its second day but with a very low turn up in Mbarara city.
Mbarara city electoral commission chairman Latif Ngonzi has warned people intending to contest for the different political positions for local governments to utilize the set period.
Ngonzi said the electoral commission would not extend the process beyond October saying there was a very low turn up on the first day of nomination in Mbarara city.
Ngonzi said that people will overcrowd the electoral commission offices at the last minute and many will be complaining asking the EC to extend the nomination period but Ngonzi warned that the EC will not allow that to happen.
The nomination of local government council candidates which started yesterday, September 21, will end on October 1.
The positions being competed for under the local government council include district and sub-county chairpersons, city and municipality mayors and councilors at all levels.
“The nominations will be scientific. All staff have been provided with gloves, face masks and sanitizer,” Ngonzi added.
At Mbarara electoral commission offices, only three people – the candidate, proposer and the seconder – are the ones allowed into the nomination center.
The nomination exercise in Mbarara city is being conducted in three centers: the district headquarters, Nyamitanga for Mbarara City South division and Kakiika, Kyamugorani catering for Mbarara City North division.