The Electoral Commission (EC) Uganda has suspended campaigns for contestants of parliamentary seats.
EC chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu announced yesterday that the campaigns that were supposed to start from 15th this month have been postponed to 23rd December 2015.
Hajji Muyanja Mbabaali seen here with his wife Mariam Najjemba is contesting for Bukoto South constituency seat in Lwengo district
“The Electoral Commission reminds all candidates for Parliamentary Elections that no campaign meetings will be allowed across the country during the period 15th – 23rd December 2015.
This period was blocked in order to enable Members of Parliament attend to critical national matters.
The suspension of campaigns from 15th December to 23rd December 2015 was communicated to all candidates, the public and security (Uganda Police) at the nominations and harmonisation of candidates’ meetings.
The Electoral Commission calls upon candidates, their agents and supporters to comply with this arrangement to ensure fair and level ground for all candidates in the Parliamentary Elections.
The Uganda Police Force and all District Returning Officers are requested to monitor ensure compliance with the aforesaid guideline.
Parliamentary candidates will resume campaign meetings after the 23rd of December 2015 until 16th February 2016, and polling will take place on Thursday 18th February 201”, Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu Chairperson, Electoral Commission