President Museveni,other candidates will face arrest if they flout SOPs
Police have warned aspirants especially those in the presidential race including incumbent Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni to observe standard operating procedures – SOPs ahead of 2021 general election.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police (KPM) spokesperson Patrick Onyango this week warned candidates against making processions and other activities flouting SOPs as they near their nominations next week.
22 candidates presented signatures to support their candidature and the Electoral Commission (EC) has so far verified at least 10 including President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement-NRM, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu Bobi Wine of National Unity Platform-NUP, Maj. Gen. (RTD) Mugisha Muntu Gregg of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT, Lt. Gen. (RTD Henry Tumukunde Kakurugu- independent, among others.
The EC will nominate presidential candidates next week on November 2 and 3, 2020 at Kyambogo university sports grounds Kampala.
President Museveni, Lt. Gen. (RTD) Tumukunde, Maj. Gen. (RTD) Muntu will be nominated on 2nd, Bobi Wine on 3rd, and others. Museveni will be nominated at 10am, Tumukunde at 1pm and Muntu at 3pm.
According to the EC guidelines, candidates should not be escorted by more than ten people in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines on preventing COVID-19.
The EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama last week also noted that access to the nomination venue will be limited in order to comply with the Ministry of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which has so far claimed 106 people in Uganda.