Election 2016

KIGGUNDU: EC Ready for Rerun

EC leadership addresses press conference in Kampala on Wednesday ahead of elections

The Electoral Commission Chairman, medicine for sale http://cehurd.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-metadata.php Eng. Badru Kigundu has said the institution is prepared to organize a presidential election rerun if need arises.

This would be necessitated according to the constitution, what is ed http://class-actions.us/wp-content/plugins/ditty-news-ticker/ditty-news-ticker.php if none of the eight presidential candidates managed soar above the minimum 50% of the vote.

Addressing press on the eve of the elections on Wednesday, Eng Kiggundu stated that come Saturday when the election results are expected to be announced, if need arises for a rerun, Ugandans should expect to go back to the polls within 30 days.

“As required by the law if no candidate manages to achieve 50 plus one vote, we are ready to organize another election in 30 days,” Kigundu said.

Section 131 (4) of the Presidential Elections Act states, “A candidate shall not be declared elected as President unless the number of votes cast in favor of that candidate at the presidential elections is more than 50 percent of valid votes cast at the election.”

Clause 5 of the same Article says “Where at a presidential election no candidate obtains the percentage of votes specified in clause (4) of this article, a second electionshall be held within thirty days after the declaration of the results in whichelection the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shallbe the only candidates.”

And close six concludes that the person to get highest number of votes among the two should be declared the winner.

The eight presidential candidates battling for  the country’s highest office are incumbent Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement, Dr. Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change, Maj. Gen. Biraro of Farmers Party and Independents Amama Mbabazi, Maureen Kyalya, Prof Venansius Baryemureeba and Elton Joseph Mabirizi.



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