The Democratic Party has suggested that Parliament postpones the 2021general election until the COVID- 19 threat is no longer a factor.
They argue that in the event that the elections are not postponed, the government can consider ignoring the risk of infection and choose to take precautions during electoral activities.
The views were submitted to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, in reference to a recent roadmap released by the Electoral Commission ahead of the general election planned for February 2021.
In the roadmap, the commission banned open-air campaigns and suggested that candidates use virtual platforms to reach their electorate.
But DP President General Nobert Mao says that the proposed campaign plan discredits the Constitutional right of Ugandans to free, fair and credible elections.
He says that at the moment, the infrastructure for digital campaigns is inadequate, too costly and inaccessible, yet still, it does not have a legal basis. Mr .Mao Speaking;….
Mao demanded that President Yoweri Museveni declares a state of emergency and postpones the election if the threat of coronavirus disease is so grave. Ends.