The party president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine has finally been verified and cleared for presidential nominations scheduled for next week.
The MP was cleared by the Electoral Commission (EC) after the verification of his supporter’s signatures, a requirement for nomination of presidential candidates.
He joins a list of nine other cleared presidential aspirants who include the incumbent and the chairman of the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) Yoweri Museveni, Henry Tumukunde, Nancy Linda Nakalembe and Fred Mwesigye.
Others include; Willy Mayambala, Joseph Kabuleta, John Kalumba, the Alliance for National Transformation’S (ANT) Gregory Mugisha Muntu and FDC’s Patrick Obi Amuriat.
According to spokesperson of the electoral commission, Paul Bukenya, they are verifying signatures of several other presidential 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.