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EC clears Gen Tumukunde for nomination as presidential candidate

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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

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