Following the Electoral Commission’s release of the revised electoral Roadmap for the 2020/21 general elections today, the ruling party NRM has clarified on its move to release an internal electoral roadmap for party primaries.
Rogers Mulindwa, the NRM party PRO said that the party Secretariat has already embarked on the exercise to of revising the roadmap to ensure it doesn’t collide with the dates issued in the EC roadmap.
He stated that when accomplished, the revised roadmap shall be presented to the NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) for approval whereafter it shall be officially released.
On the delayed release of the roadmap, he noted that the Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba could not release an internal roadmap before Justice Byabakama’s commission released theirs.
He appealed to all interested contestants at different levels to respect the dates set in the party’s National Executive Committee roadmap particularly in regards to submission of academic papers for verifications in order to dodge further inconveniences.
Earlier today, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama through the elections organizing body EC released a revised scientific electoral roadmap for all political parties and other stakeholders to follow in preparations for the 2020/21 scientific general elections.
During the release, Justice Byabakama banned all mass political rallies stating that digital means such as the use media and other social platforms for political campaigns.
He stated that all presidential aspirants shall use state owned media whereas candidates at lower levels shall use other private owned media. He said that the commission is going work hand in hand with the Uganda Communications Commission ~ UCC to guide on how this shall become a success.
However, a section of political leaders in the country have criticized decision by the EC as being unconstitutional.
Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP also President for Justice Forum (JEEMA) said thatthe EC didn’t consult stakeholders in the exercise of revising the roadmap. Others like Col Dr Kizza Besigye, FDC, Nobert Mao, Dp criticized the scientific roadmap arguing the current levels of technologies in the country doesn’t accommodate the scientific elections.