EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi with his deputy Aisha Lubega (R) and other EC officials

Electoral Commission has set March 15 as the polling dated for Jinja East by-election, chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has said.

The Jinja East parliamentary seat fell vacant after a panel of three appellant court judges threw out Nathan Igeme Nabeta, who was wrongly declared Member of Parliament by the Jinja district returning officer Anthony Mwaita. Consequently, the judges ordered for a fresh elections.

“All the necessary logistics have been assembled for the polls, I urge you to observe law and order during the exercise, campaign meetings should be conducted in accordance with the harmonized EC program and no fundraisings will allowed for a leveled ground of the by-election,” Justice Byabakama Mugenyi said at a press briefing held at EC headquarters.

Currently Jinja East constituency has 28,493 registered voters and 47 polling stations.