At least ten presidential hopefuls have picked nomination forms from the Electoral Commission (EC) head offices in Kampala.
The aspiring candidates include Dan Matsiko (Independent), Charles Bbaale of the Ecological Party of Uganda (EPU), Christopher Rugaba (Independent), Fred Mwesigye (Independent) and Maj. (Rtd) Joseph Mwambazi (Independent).
“The Electoral Commission has started issuing nomination forms and nomination guidelines for Presidential Elections, 2021, with ten (10) aspiring candidates collecting the documents on the first day, Monday 10th August 2020,” EC’s Acting spokesperson, Paul Bukenya told ChimpReports this evening.
Other aspiring candidates who collected forms today include Harold Nuwasima, Kitsa Bunnet Eric, John Katumba, Joshua Isingoma Mugisa and Bob Akileng, who are all independent.
Bukenya said the aspirants also collected supporter forms, which will be used to collect signatures indicating the support of not less than 100 registered voters in each of at least two thirds of all the districts of Uganda.
Nomination of Candidates for Presidential Elections is scheduled for November ahead of the 2021 general elections.
The aspirants, if nominated, will tussle it out with other presidential hopefuls including Yoweri Museveni and Robert Kyagulanyi.