Former Security Minister Gen. Henry Tumukunde has been cleared for nomination as presidential candidates after the Electoral Commission verified the signatures of supporters who endorsed his candidature.
Tumukunde joins the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and independent candidates Nancy Linda Nakalembe and Fred Mwesigye who were cleared for nominations.
The Electoral Commission gazetted November 2nd and 3rd as the nomination dates for presidential candidates.
According to spokesperson of the electoral commission, Paul Bukenya, they are verifying signatures of National Unity Platform (NUP)’s presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine, the Alliance for National Transformation’s (ANT) Gen. Mugisha Muntu among other aspirants.
“Nominations will be conducted in accordance with the measures and guidelines put in place by the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Electoral Commission to prevent and combat person-to-person, person-to-object and object-to-person spread of the COVID-19,” the chairperson of the electoral body Justice Simon Byabakama said last week.
Ahead of the 2021 elections, candidates will be allowed to organize or hold campaign meetings, in a regulated manner, preferably outdoors, with limited attendance of a maximum of seventy (70) persons, to enable the observance of the two meters social distancing rule for the persons attending the meeting.
List of Presidential aspirants
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (National Resistance Movement – NRM), verified & cleared
Bbaale Charles (Ecological Party of Uganda – EPU), under verification
Tumukunde Henry Kakurugu (Independent) verified & cleared
Mwesigye Fred (Independent) verified & cleared
Mayambala Willy (Independent) under verification
Lugudde-Katwe Elizabeth (Independent) under verification
Mutono Mbulambago Robert (Independent) under verification
Ebetu Simon (Independent) under verification
Mabirizi Joseph (Independent) under verification
Kabuleta Kiiza Joseph (Independent) under verification
Yamureebire Jothan (Independent) under verification
Makmot Moses (Independent) under verification
Okoth Geoffrey (Independent) under verification
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert (National Unity Platform – NUP) under verification
Katumba John (Independent) under verification
Kalembe Nancy Linda (Independent) verified & cleared
Katushemererwe Brenda (Independent) under verification
Amuriat Oboi Patrick (Forum for Democratic Change – FDC) under verification
Mugisha Muntu Gregg (Alliance for National Transformation – ANT), under verification
Sserunjogi Henry (Independent) under verification
Chemuko Wakuri Fred (Revolutionary People’s Party – RPP), under verification
Mirembe Phiona (Independent) under verification