Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine has on Tuesday picked nomination forms and nomination guidelines for the 2021 presidential elections.
Bobi Wine picked forms alongside 8 other presidential aspirants on day two of issuing of forms by the Electoral Commission.
“Nine aspiring candidates collected nomination forms and supporter forms on day 2 of the exercise on Tuesday August 11, 2020. They include one political party aspiring candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert of the National Unity Platform,” said Paul Bukenya, the acting spokesperson of the Electoral Commission.
The other independent aspiring candidates that picked nomination forms on Tuesday include; John Herbert Nkangabwa, Elizabeth Katwe Lugadde, Joel Ssekimpi, Charles Mutaasa Kafeero, Edward Niyonzima, Goodwin Ssempebwa Batuwadde, Auna Ainebyoona and Simon Ebetu.
This brings the total number of aspiring candidates who have so far picked nomination forms to 19.
All the aspiring candidates are required, under the electoral laws, to collect signatures to support their nominations.
However, with the prevailing Covid-19 Pandemic, the Electoral Commission has put up guidelines to be followed in a bid to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. These include among others;
All aspiring candidates and respective agents are reminded that while accessing and leaving homes of the voters required to sign their nomination forms, shall be required to wash hands and wear recommended face masks.
All voters signing or thumb printing the nomination paper shall be required to wear recommended face masks and wash hands before and after signing and/ or thumb printing the nomination paper.
Both the voters and aspiring candidates/ agents have the obligation to ensure compliance with wearing of face masks, washing hands, use of sanitizers and observance of social distancing.