Electoral Commission has finally bowed to pressure from parliament and extended the nomination of parliamentary candidates by a week’s time.
The decision was reportedly reached in a meeting between the Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama and President on the sidelines of the national prayer breakfast meeting held at State House Entebbe this morning.
Speaking at the closure of the prayer breakfast, Kadaga revealed that the Commission had agreed to move the nominations from Monday and Tuesday next week to Oct 19th and 20th, 2020 to allow aspirants to complete processing their deed polls. Rt.Hon. Kadaga on Nominations;….
She hailed Electoral Commission for accepting to extend the nominations to allow the aspirants to process the deed polls to align their names.
Kadaga said the Commission will issue a formal communication on the extension.
Earlier on the Finance State Minister in Charge of Planning, Hon. David Bahati informed the audience that they had finally arrived at a solution on the dispute following tense discussions.Hon.David Bahati on EC;…..
Electoral Commissioner Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama told journalists to wait for a detailed statement on the matter when asked to comment on the implication of the extension. Ends.