The Election fever in Uganda is picking up, in the midst of a global pandemic and the ruling National Resistance Movement says they will require all aspirants to test before nomination.
Uganda has registered 5 deaths to COVID19 in the last 10 days up from zero since lockdown started and there is growing concern that while people are making localized campaigns and consultations, they are doing it with less caution.
Speaking to the media at the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters at Plot 13 Kyadondo Road, Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM EC chairman, reiterated that they are going to strictly follow President Museveni’s directive.
Before his Party Chairmanship and presidential flagbearer-ship was announced last week, President Museveni revealed that he took the test himself, with the results coming back negative and called on all political aspirants to submit to the test before going out into the population to look for votes.
The NRM stand also comes at a time when Minister for ICT Nabakooba Judith issued a serious warning to Ugandans to observe the SOPs set by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus or risk sending the country into another lockdown.
The latest test stats indicate Uganda has 13 new cases of positive corona-virus tests from samples taken on 2nd August, bringing Uganda’s cumulative cases to 1,195 and recoveries are 1,070.