Election 2016

Tight Security as Uganda Nominates Presidential Candidates

Museveni and Mbabazi will be nominated today morning

Police and other security organs have deployed heavily in and around Kampala as the country braces for nomination of presidential candidates ahead of the much-anticipated 2016 elections.

Most junctions around Kampala are being guarded by counter terrorism personnel.

The Field Force Units are currently patrolling the city to detect potential hotspots while traffic commanders are monitoring the flow of traffic to ensure smooth passage of candidates to the Electoral Commission’s Nomination Centre at Namboole stadium.

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At exactly 10:00am, view http://cssassociation.org/plugins/xls_export/mergedcells.php President Museveni will appear at Namboole for nomination.

He will be accompanied by only 20 supporters as provided by the EC but can as well move along with his security detail.

Amama Mbabazi is expected at 11:00am and Prof Venansius Baryamureeba at 12:00pm.

Two hours later, information pills http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/widget-visibility.php Charles Bbaale Lwanga will as well appear for nomination.

The function ends at 4:00pm with the second round of nominations scheduled for Wednesday.

President Museveni will hold his rally at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds while Mbabazi is expected at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

Prof Baryamureeba will use Makerere University Business School (MUBS) playgrounds for his rally.

The Electoral Commission which is the key player in the electoral process has already issued guidelines on the conduct of the Presidential nominations to ensure an orderly, http://dayacounselling.on.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-simplepie-sanitize-kses.php timely and peaceful nomination process.

Prof Venansius Baryamureeba will be nominated a s a presidential candidate at 12:00pm

Prof Venansius Baryamureeba will be nominated a s a presidential candidate at 12:00pm

Tolerance

EC chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu has appealed to candidates to “mark time and abide by guidelines issued by the commission and Police.”

He further urged candidates to “promote the message of peace and tolerance to ensure a violence free electoral process.”

Police publicist Fred Enanga said the law enforcement body is regarding the elections as a “number one priority” and has taken all necessary steps to ensure “all electoral events are fully implemented by maintaining law and order during the electoral process.”

During the nomination, said Enanga, the political parties or candidates are advised not to “indulge in actions which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred between different political groupings.”

He said “all supporters are advised not to create any obstructions in or break up meetings or processions organized by other parties or create disturbances at public meetings organized by another political party by distributing leaflets of their own party.”

Candidates have since been urged to comply with the directions and advice of the Police especially where there is a procession.

“The starting of the procession, the route to be followed, time and place at which the procession will terminate, while keeping as much as possible to the left of the road,” said Enanga.

ChimpReports will provide a live coverage of the events on its Twitter handle and Facebook page.

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