The National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruling party has said it will buy media space for its flag bearers for different positions in the coming 2021 general elections campaigns.
Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Journalist Association offices at Kawempe in Kampala, Emmanuel Dombo, the director for information and publicity at the NRM Secretariat, said the party is cognizant of the challenges that its flag bearers will face in light of the Electoral Commission guidelines.
At the beginning of June, the Electoral Commission informed the country that during the 2021 general elections candidates will not be allowed to hold open air mass campaigns. They reasoned that this is important in order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
Justice Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission chairman said that all campaigns will be conducted using the media and other means that don’t involve gathering many people.
Dombo said this is why the party will be buying airtime to promote not only their presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni but also other flag bearers at different levels. Mr. Dombo Speaking;….
NRM is to kick off elections of its primary elections starting next week September 4th with the election of flag bearers for MPs. ENDS.