The Electoral Commission has come out to explain why the incumbent Yoweri Museveni of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has been given 3 hours to be nominated while other aspirants were accorded only 1 hour.
According to the commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya, Museveni got three hours because of hour other aspirants booked.
“An aspirant need less than an hour to go through the process. The schedule clearly shows the first aspirant booked 10am, while the next booked for 1pm. There was no booking made for 11am – 12pm,” said Bukenya.
He added, the booking is good for smooth conduct of the nominations. We will attend to all aspirants who will present themselves at the centre throughout the two-day exercise.”
The nomination of presidential candidates kicks off today Monday November 2, 2020, and according to the program issued by the Commission, the exercise will last two days.
The incumbent, Yoweri Museveni will be the first to be nominated on Monday at 10am, followed by former Security Minister and spy chief Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde (Independent) at 1pm.
Other presidential aspirants who will nominated on Monday include; John Katumba (Independent) at 2pm, Mugisha Muntu Gregg of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party at 3pm and Nancy Linda Kalembe (Independent) at 4pm.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the first candidate to be nominated will be Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine of National Unity Platform (NUP) party at 10am followed by Willy Mayambala (Independent) at 11am, Patrick Amuriat Oboi of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party at 12pm, Fred Mwesigye (Independent) at 2pm and final candidate to be nominated will be Joseph Kabuleta Kiiza (Independent) at 3pm.