The Electoral Commission has summoned National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidates, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and Patrick Amuriat respectively, for alleged persistent breach of the electoral guidelines and standard operating procedures to control the spread of Coronavirus.
The EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama, accuses Bobi Wine and Amuriat of ignoring the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by holding processions and mass rallies thus putting the lives of Ugandans at risk of the spread of Coronavirus.
The two presidential candidates are required to appear before EC on Monday December 14th, 2020 at 11am to defend themselves and also forge a way forward.
Kyagulanyi is accused of holding rallies in Iganga on November 17, 2020 and Koboko on December 8th, 2020, among others and holding processions en route to his campaign venues.
Amuriat on the other hand is accused of holding mass rallies in Mbarara on November 17th and 18th, 2020 among other areas and also holding processions en route to his campaign venues.
Justice Byabakama said all presidential candidates were required to adhere to SOPs in order to protect the citizens from Covid-19 infection.