The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Nakawa East parliamentary candidate Fredrick Ruhindi has held a mass campaign rally despite the prevailing ban on such gatherings because of Covid19.
All candidates as per the police and Electrical Commission guidelines are required to hold “scientific campaigns” with no mass gatherings and campaign rallies.
The Commission has restricted the number of supporters per rally to just 70, and police has been working tirelessly to enforce this.
However, the police have severally been accused of targeting only the opposition candidates in implementing these guidelines.
On Sunday, Ruhindi held a huge campaign rally with hundreds of people in zone 2, Mbuya 2 parish in Nakawa Division.
The Ministry of Health guidelines against COVID-19 such as social distancing, wearing of masks were never witnessed at the rally.
The police were not seen anywhere to implement Ministry of Health guidelines against COVID-19 by stopping the gathering.
The rally was organized just hours after the Minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba called upon all candidates to lead by example against COVID-19 pandemic.
“As you go out on the campaign trail, incorporate the preventive message of COVID-19 in all your communication. Encourage your supporters to stay away from crowding and ensure that those attending meetings have their masks on all the time,” said Nabakooba.
According to Electoral Commission program, the campaign period officially begins today Monday 9th November 2020 and will end on January 12, 2020.