The Opposition presidential candidates are accusing the Electoral Commission (EC) and police of selectively applying the COVID-19 guidelines during campaigns for the 2021 elections.
According to the six candidates and representatives who turned up for a 2021 election harmonization meeting at the EC head offices in Kampala yesterday, the EC has condemned some candidates, and their supporters, while others are left to hold processions uninterrupted.
David Lewis Rubongoya, Secretary General National Unity Platform (NUP) party who represented Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, the NUP presidential candidate says application of double standards in enforcing the standards operating procedures (SOP’s) during campaign time has reduced the political space for the NUP camp and entire opposition
Justice Simon Mugyenyi Byabakama, EC Chairman says it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic and many of the candidates flouted the SOP’s.
However, John Katumba, an Independent candidate says the meeting with the EC was a waste of time as the issues he wanted resolved were not answered by the EC.
Candidates Yoweri Tibuhabutwa Kaguta Museveni (NRM), Linda Nancy Kalembe, Rtd Maj. Gen. Nugisha Muntu (ANT), Fred Mwesigye, Norbert Mao, (DP) did not attend the meeting.