The Electoral Commission has called on presidential candidates to report all cases where security agencies or Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] unjustly interfere in their legitimate campaign programs.
Speaking to journalists, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that they can’t do anything to help candidates if they don’t register formal complaints with them.
He said although it’s good to inform the media about the obstacles that they face while moving around the country looking for support, the media can’t do much in coming up with solutions to these impediments. Bukenya 1 on candidate’s security;…
Bukenya’s comments follow repeated incidents of the police stopping especially the National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and the Forum for Democratic Change candidate-FDC, Patrick Amuriat Oboi everywhere they go to campaigning. Bukenya said for as long as candidates follow the restrictions put in place by the Electoral Commission and the health ministry in regards to campaign meetings, there shouldn’t be a reason why police or any security personnel should interfere with them. END.