Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission has today issued a revised Presidential Campaign Programme.
It follows a week of disruptions after riots that started after presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat were arrested mid week. Police accused them of not following the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures related to crowds.
After the arrests, other candidates Norbert Mao, Mugisha Muntu and Henry Tumukunde suspended their campaigns, prompting this new revision by the Electoral Commission.
The NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi confirmed that Kyagulanyi will resume his campaigns in Kyenjojo and Fort portal on Monday 23rd November.
According to Ssenyonyi, they are plans to reschedule his campaign programs in places where he was supposed to go before, he was arrested. The districts are Mpigi, Masaka, Kalungu, Mbarara, Lyantonde.
“The districts he has not been able to go to, we will make a plan so that he goes to all of the districts he had planned to go to earlier,” Ssenyonyi said.
The revised programme confirms that Kyagulanyi will wind his campaign early next year in Wakiso, while Museveni will conclude in Kampala.
The Presidential Campaign Programme 2020-2021 changes every time one of the candidates requests Electoral Commission to adjust their schedule.