Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda.
While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is complex as it will require people to stand in lines, close to each other which will only escalate Covid-19 cases.
We don’t have the capacity to take care of big numbers of Covid-19 patients like America or South Africa and if we conduct elections, Ugandans are going to die like chicken, he said.
Mwesigwa also threatened to take the Electrol commission (EC) to court if it becomes adamant with the electrol process declaring a state of emergency as it is the only option.
DP has joined Christine Ayo, the Woman representative for Alebtong district and Elias Asiku of Koboko North who also asked the president, Yoweri Museveni to declare a state of emergency saying scientific elections will be unconstitutional and difficult for people in rural areas.
Just like DP, Ayo advised the president to postpone the elections for another six months.