EC Unveils Roadmap to Busia LC5 By-Election

EC Ag Chairperson, Joseph N. Biribonwa

The Electoral Commission (EC) has set January 22nd as the polling date for the by-election of Busia LC5 Chairperson after the incumbent, look Patrick Wedakule was disqualified by the Court of Appeal which ruled that he had abused the Office.

While unveiling the road map to the by-election at EC Headquarters in Kampala, order Ag Chairperson, Joseph N. Biribonwa warned against any fundraising activities within Busia District which he said would allow a leveled-ground for all candidates in the race and that those found to be contravening the law would be dealt with accordingly.

Biribonwa noted that the nomination of candidates shall be conducted on December 3rd and 4th , 2014, at Busia District Headquarters.

“This will be followed by a period of six days from 3rd to 8th December 2014, during which members of the general public will have access to the candidates’ nomination papers, and will be able to lodge complaints, about the suitability of the candidates to contest in the by-election,” Biribonwa said.

Biribonwa added that campaign meetings shall be held for a period of 44 days that is from 8th December 2014 to 2oth January 2015 also warning all candidates against using hate language and urging them to observe law and order during the exercise.

“Busia District currently has a total number of 142,025 registered voters and 220 polling stations; the Commission has started conducting an update of the National Voters’ Register for Busia District which exercise started on November 10th and will end on November 14th at all parish headquarters in the district.”


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