The Electoral Commission has finalized the verification of signatures of supporters for four more presidential aspirants which brings to eight the number of aspirants who have so far been cleared for nomination next week.
According to the Electoral Commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya, President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement-NRM who was the first to be cleared and was joined by independent aspirants; Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye and Kalemba Nancy Linda.
By press time, four more aspirants had also been cleared and these include Patrick Amuriat Oboi of the Forum for Democratic Change, Mugisha Muntu Gregg, of the Alliance for National Transformation, Kabuleta Kiiza Joseph and Katumba John, both independents.
So far, 22 out of 87 aspirants who picked nomination forms have returned signatures of supporters to the Electoral Commission for verification.
On top of the eight whose signatures have been verified, 14 other aspirants have submitted signatures and these include Charles Bbale of the Ecological Party of Uganda, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform-NUP and Fred Chemuko Wekuri of the Revolutionary People’s Party among others.
The Electoral Commission is expected to kick off the nomination exercise next week November 2-3 at Kyambogo University playground.