The Democratic Party presidential aspirant Norbert Mao will be nominated this Tuesday, Chimp Corps report.
Party officials spent the better part of Monday preparing for Mao’s nomination scheduled for 1:00pm at Kyambogo grounds.
He will join three other candidates – Yoweri Museveni, Henry Tumukunde and Mugisha Muntu who were nominated yesterday.
DP last night confirmed receiving a green light from the Electoral Commission to nominate its presidential aspirant. .
Out of the 10 presidential aspirants that had been cleared and verified by the Electoral Commission, Mao was not among because he had not yet submitted the required signatures to back his nomination by the time EC released a list of cleared and verified aspirants.
Every presidential aspirant is required under the law to submit to the Electoral Commission 100 signatures of registered voters from two thirds of all districts of Uganda.
In this case, every aspirant was required to submit signatures from at least 98 districts.
DP submitted its signatures this past Saturday and by the time nomination of aspirants began on Monday, the Electoral Commission had not yet issued a certificate of verification to DP.
Although the DP Secretary General Gerald Siranda on Monday said that all had been done, he noted that they only awaited a certificate of verification.
Now, the DP spokesperson Okoler Opio said Mao will be nominated this Tuesday at 1:00pm.
“Just now we have received a verification report from the Electoral Commission regarding the 120 districts whose signatures we submitted to the Electoral Commission for verification in support of our presidential candidate Hon Norbert Mao,” said Opio.
“Out of the 120, only 99 have been verified by the Electoral Commission whereby all of them have actually been able to raise at least 100 signatures as required for by the law,” he added.
“We are in preparations for nominating our candidate and as Democratic Party, we are set to nominate our candidate at 1:00pm,” he added.
The former Gulu Municipality MP this past weekend said he received death threats from supporters of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.