EC Bans Campaigns in Covid-19 Hotspots including Kampala, Wakiso and Mbarara

The electoral commission has suspended campaign meetings in the country’s coronavirus hotspots including the country’s capital, Kampala.

According to the Electoral Commission spokesperson Paul Bukenya, the move follows the Ministry of Health categorisation of the places as having high spread of coronavirus.

Other other places that have been affected include; Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Kabarole, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo and Tororo.

“The EC has suspended campaign meetings in districts/cities categorised by Ministry of Health as having high spread of Covid19. From 26/12/20, no campaign meetings will be held in Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Kabarole, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala & Tororo,” Paul Bukenya tweeted.

Meanwhile, the country’s confirmed cumulative coronavirus cases are now 33,360 following yesterday’s registered 446 new cases. Uganda has recorded 10,905 Covid-19 recoveries and the death toll is now 245 since the beginning of pandemic.

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While commenting about the new developments, National Unity Platform Party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi wine balmed the incumbent, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for fluctuating his move to meet the people of Kampala, Masaka and Wakiso.

“Gen. Museveni has tried everything humanly possible to block us from holding meetings in Kampala, Masaka and Wakiso! This has been the pattern for the last 3 years. The other districts are added here to sanitise their cowardly actions,” Bobi Wine tweeted.

Forum for Democratic Change party had said that it will continue with it’s campaigns in the named districts since they haven’t received any formal communication from the Commission

“We have not been informed formally of suspension of campaigns in key districts/cities. We shall therefore treat the rumour below with the contempt it deserves. We are continuing with our campaigns in Masaka, and we shall also campaign in Jinja tomorrow, without fail,” the FDC Party tweeted.

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