Concerned Citizen Threatens to Sue Electoral Commission over Scientific Election

Joseph Kabuleeta, a Ugandan citizen, through his lawyers of Walyemera and Company Advocates has written to Justice Simon Byamukama, Electoral Commission Chairman asking him to engage other stake holders before implementing the revised electoral roadmap for the 2021 elections.

In his Notice to Sue dated June 17, 2020, and received by the commission on the same date, Kabuleta has given E.C two days with in which to hold consultations with other stake holders, failure of which he will drag them to court.

“Otherwise, our client will be left with no option but to sue you , to protect his and other citizens’ fundamental rights,”  reads the notice in part.

On Tuesday this week, the Electoral Commission released a revised road map for the forth coming 2021 general elections.

This road map was in observance of the COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures which discourages the gathering of many people and as such all participating candidates, the roadmap suggests, will hold campaigns via the media.

All participating aspirants in these elections will hold scientific campaigns via radios, televisions and the online platforms.

Numerous opposition figures have, however, already opposed this program.


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