The Electoral Commission has approved and set dates 12-13th October for the nomination process for Members of Parliament.
The body in charge of overseeing the smooth flow of elections, the spread of civic knowledge among others has duly set specific dates for the nomination of other aspirants such as those interested in the Presidency and the local government.
Presidential candidates will be nominated from 2nd-3rd November while local government aspirants will have their nomination process running from September 21st to 1st October.
Paul Bukenya, the acting Electoral Commission spokesperson confirmed the above changes. The new dates of nomination come at a time where there’s a backdrop of frantic preparations by various political parties to conduct internal elections and other political processes necessary in the selection of their respective flag bearers.
However, some political parties, such as the National Resistance Movement, have already conducted their internal elections for flag bearers at all levels.
Officials from the Electoral Commission hinted that by last week, over 76 aspirants had brought forth their intentions to stand for Presidency in the 2021 elections. Among those that have fronted their party flag bearers are National Unity Platform(NUP) represented by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi, Alliance for National Transformation(ANT) fronted Ltd.Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu. Other political parties such as the Democratic Party(DP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) are yet to front their respective candidates as well.