The Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Nakawa, Herbert Anderson Burora, has warned political aspirants against holding processions ahead of the Kampala Members of Parliament nominations which are scheduled for October 15 and 16 in Nakawa division.
“We shall not allow processions in Nakawa division where the nominations will take place, not even the motorists that usually follow the aspirant. We are not going to allow what has happened in other areas to happen in our area,” Burora said.
Speaking to the press at Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday, Burora said that the Electoral Commission set guidelines for this electoral period and they are to be followed to the letter.
“It is important to note that the Electoral Commission has guided that every aspirant should come with three people; the proposers, seconders and any family member and we hope that it will be maintained,” he said.
He further urged politicians to be mindful of other people and respect other usual activities that will be ongoing during the two day exercise. He also asked the aspirants to ‘tame’ their supporters as per following the set guidelines is concerned.
“We still have our children at home, people who are still in quarantine, we still have people who are trying to make ends meet and we don’t want to disrupt their businesses, cause traffic and deny these people the opportunity to do other things,” Burora noted.
He also argued that the guidelines don’t discriminate among political parties and that whoever opposes the law, regardless of their political affiliation, will be dealt with accordingly.
“These guidelines apply to everyone irrespective of their party, be it NRM or NUP or FDC, they will all be dealt with. Where we have reached, we have to agree that the situation dictates what we should do,” he stated.