Kiggundu Decries Weak Laws Ahead Of Bugiri Polls

The chairman Electoral Commission (EC), prescription pilule Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu has highlighted the need for stringent laws against splashing money during election campaigns which is increasingly mounting up to election malpractice.

Kiggundu noted that the electoral laws within the country are still deficient concerning the dishing out of money by candidates, more about more about which has turned into general commercialization of the elections.

“We are talking to some development partners to see if they have strategies that can be borrowed to avoid the vice, visit web ” noted Kiggundu while announcing the road map to Bugiri district Chairperson By-elections at the EC headquarters.

This was in response of the call by the Anti-corruption Coalition to put up a maximum limit of money that should be spent by a candidate during campaigns.

Bugiri has been missing district leadership since May 8 last year, when court sentenced the district chairman Marijan Azalwa, and the vice chairman, Socrates Nambiro Mukisa, and six other people to eight months in jail for assaulting and causing bodily harm to one Daudi Mulengani.

Kiggundu noted that the nomination of candidates shall be conducted on Monday 23rd to 24th February 2015 at a designated venue.

“Campaigns meetings shall be held for a period of twenty one days from 25th February to 17th March and polling shall take place on Thursday 19th March at all polling stations in Bugiri District.”

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