The Electoral Commission (EC) in Rubaga Division has nominated 744 aspirants by deadline date.
Nomination of candidates for local government council’s elections 2021 started on 21 September and was supposed to close today 1 October.
Ezra Ongaria, the returning officer of Rubaga division remarks that there are (752) aspirants who picked forms. However, by the closing date, they have managed to nominate seven hundred forty four aspirants.
Ongaria says the remaining numbers that did not turn up either changed their minds or they lost interest along the way and they might show up in this grace period of four days that has been added into.
According to Ongaria, the highest number of aspirants nominated was on 28th which was 140 and the lowest number is 1st October which is 13 aspirants.
He notes that they have had only one challenge throughout the process, which was aspirants bringing forms which were incomplete. Like forms missing photos, signatures among others.
He calls upon whoever is remaining to use the extended days to be nominated.
The electoral commission has extended the nomination exercise for more four days that is from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th October, including Saturday and Sunday, after which there will be no further extension.