Revised Roadmap Challenged in Court
The revised Election Commission roadmap which introduced digitized campaigns for the forthcoming general elections, has been challenged in court.
In their lawsuit filed before the High Court yesterday, the petitioners, Fred Mayanja and John Baptist Masaazi, seek a permanent injunction against the Electoral Commission restraining it from organizing the coming elections under the said roadmap.
The petitioners claim that the said roadmap’s Operationalization will be a violation of the fundamental human rights and freedoms of many Ugandans, stating that the digital campaigns require electricity in every part of the country yet it is not the case in Uganda.
They therefore want the court to restrain the Electoral Commission from going ahead in organizing the 2021 general elections saying the revised roadmap will not suit the citizens’ expectations of a free and fair election.