EC sets election date

EC gazettes January 14 as election date

Electoral Commission has set January 14, 2021 as the polling date for the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections.

By our team

Electoral Commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya confirmed that they had set, “the 14th day of January 2021 as polling day for Elections 2021”.

Bukenya noted that the commission gazetted the campaign period. Sections 21 of the Presidential Elections Act, requires the Commission to appoint and gazette campaign period and polling date after the nomination exercise.

Bukenya noted that Presidential campaigns would start on November 9 and end on January 12 that all the Presidential candidates had been requested to submit their campaign timetables.

“We will be meeting them tomorrow as they submit their timetables so that we can harmonize and also to provide more guidelines because this campaigns will be scientific and the first of their kind since they involve use of other engagements which are not crowds but rather media,” Bukenya noted.

11 candidates were nominated between Monday November 2 and Tuesday November 3 to square off against the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.

They include Independents John Katumba, Nancy Kalembe, Willy Mayambala, Fred Mwesigye, Joseph Kabuleta, and Lt Gen (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde as well as Party leaders Nobert Mao (Democratic Party), Patrick Amuriat (Forum for Democratic Change), Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu (Alliance for National Transformation) and Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (National Unity Platform).

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