The National Independent Electoral Commission has today finalized preparations for the nomination of candidates to contest for the presidential elections next year.
According to the NIEC chairman Engineer Badru Kiggundu, the nominations will be conducted on Tuesday November 3 and Wednesday November 4, 2015 at the Mandela National Stadium from 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day.
The commission says that out of the 40 aspirants who picked nomination forms, only 10 have managed to fulfill the requirements and have been issued with a certificate of clearance. Those cleared include Bwanika Abed (Peoples’ Development Party), Charles Bbaale (Ecological Party of Uganda), Yoweri Kaguta Museveni(NRM), Venancius Baramureeba (Independent), Dr Kizza Besigye (FDC), Joseph Mabirizi (Independent), Amama Mbabazi (Independent), Maj Gen (rtd) Benon Biraro (Farmers Party of Uganda), Nasser Ssebagala Ntege (Independent) and Faith Maureen Walube Kyalya, the only woman who is also running as an Independent.
The commission maintained that access to the nomination venue will be restricted and advised aspirants to use two vehicles whose occupancy should not exceed 20 persons. Each of the vehicles shall bear a police sticker.
Prior to their clearance the candidates were required to submit the proof of age which should not be less than 35 years or more than 75 years; proof of possession of minimum academic qualification which is Advanced Level or its equivalent and also proof of payment of a non refundable nomination fee of twenty million Uganda shillings.