Uganda’s Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the presidential polls to elect a new president and members of parliament in the East African country will be held between February and March next year.
The nominations of candidates for parliamentary elections at constituency and district woman legislators will be held on Nov. 9 and 10, while the nominations of candidates for local government council elections are scheduled on Oct. 19 – 23.
The three months general campaigns for presidential, parliamentary and local government councils will commence on Oct. 12.
The exact polling dates will be appointed in the due course, according to the statement signed by Joseph Biribonwa, acting chairperson of the country’s electoral body.
“The commission calls upon all the stakeholders in the electoral process to take note of the various activities that will be conducted under the roadmap and especially the respective timelines, so that they participate accordingly,” said the statement.
The legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement party earlier last year endorsed incumbent president Yoweri Museveni as sole candidate in the upcoming presidential elections.
There are reports that the party’s former Secretary General and Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi who was sacked from his positions late last year will challenge President Museveni in the elections. Enditem