Some Politicians in Kasese like elsewhere in Uganda have to think deeper about the applicability of the newly announced scientific campaigns announced by the electoral commission to curb the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.
Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama announced on Tuesday that in order to comply with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease COVID-19, the only campaign mode that will be allowed is using the media for all the candidates seeking elective positions.
Earlier, the opposition political players had threatened to sue government in courts of law should the President postpone for his benefit the elections over COVID-19 but now say the new guidelines is an escort to Museveni`s victory.
The Kasese district Vice Chairperson Kasese who intends to contest for the Kasese Municipal MP seat, Hon. Gideon Ntabose doubts the fairness of the polls and whether the potential but financially incapacitated local politicians will afford talk shows. Hon. Ntabose speaking1……
Speaking to Kasese guide radio Mayor Kasese Municipality, His worship Godfrey Kabyanga described the scientific campaigns as very costly, difficult and un usual to Ugandans who do not have enough monies to pay for radio talk shows as it requires but also the methodology for candidates to approach the air to satisfy their electorates for votes. Mayor Kabyanga speaking1…..
Mayor however described COVID-19 as more deadly to scare everybody, saying that he was to go by what he is guided to do for his safety and that of his electorates he wants to see alive if they were to fulfill their constitutional right to vote. Mayor Kabyanga speaking2…
Delivering electoral road map, the chairperson electoral commission Justice Simon Byabakama said all politicians are to meet their costs over media during campaigns. END.