NRM PLEDGES TO ABIDE BY ELECTORAL COMMISSION DIRECTIVES OVER SUSPENDING CAMPAIGNS IN 12 DISTRICTS

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The NRM has said they will abide by the Electoral Commission’s directive to suspend campaign meetings in 12 districts and cities across the country.

EC Chairperson, Justices Simon Byabakama at the weekend suspended all campaign meetings in districts and cities categorized by the Ministry of Health as having more cases of Covid-19.

While addressing journalists yesterday at party headquarters, NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba said the party presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni, being the law abiding citizen he will abide by the EC directive to the letter.

She, however, showed discontent with EC’s move and appealed to it to schedule a meeting with all stakeholders and come out with clear guidelines to all parties which will guide them in how to conduct campaigns in the restricted areas.

She said the suspension comes at a time when their candidate has campaigned in all districts except in Kampala, Wakiso and greater Mukono where he was meant to campaign beginning today.

Other candidates like Robert Kyagulanyi of National Unity Platform, FDC’s Patrick Amuriat and ANT’s Gen. Mugisha Muntu disagreed with the directive which they said is unfair and ill intended.

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