EC Rolls Out Butebo By-election Programme

pharmacy geneva; font-size: small;”>This follows the recent death of Hon. Dr. Stephen Oscar Mallinga, cost who was the area Member of Parliament.

side effects geneva;”>Addressing the media at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala on Monday, Kiggundu noted that the nomination of candidates shall be conducted on Monday, May 13 -14 at a designated venue in the district.

“This will be followed by a period of six days starting May 13 to 18, during which members of the general public will have access to the candidates’ nomination papers and will be able to lodge complaints if any on suitability of the candidates to contest in the by-election,” he added.

Kiggundu further noted that campaign meetings shall be held for a period of twenty days starting May 13 to June 4, 2013 and all candidates are urged to observe law and order during this exercise and to conduct their campaign meetings in accordance with the harmonized programme.


He also warned all the anticipating candidates to avoid use of hate language during the campaign meetings and if found, the victim will be dealt with according to the law.

For purposes of transparency, Kiggundu noted that the EC shall accredit observers to the various activities during this election process and further invited written expressions of interest from political parties, individuals and duly registered organizations and institutions who wish to observe the said processes.

“The Commission shall accredit election observers for this by election over a period of Nineteen days that is April 29 to May 17 only,” he said.

“Political parties and independent candidates shall be permitted to deploy five observers per sub-county and five persons at the Result Tally Center,” added Kiggundu.

Kiggundu asserted that over Shs 469m are to be used by the EC during the Butebo by-elections and he has stretched that no fundraising activities shall be allowed in Butebo County.

Meanwhile, Beatrice Mallinga, the widow of the departed minister, has shown interest in the seat.

She told press on Sunday that she intended to “finish the work started by my husband,” adding she would not seek re-election in 2016.

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