By Our Reporter
The Chairman Electoral Commissioner Justice Simon Byamukama has warned politicians and political aspirants who are trying to engage in activities of campaign early.
The justice warned on Wednesday when he was in a press briefing held at the commission headquarters in Kampala.
He said that despite the commission having launched the roadmap of 2021 general elections last year, it does not permit individuals to start campaigning now.
“We have noted a number of politicians aspiring for various elective positions in the General election 2021. They started conducting public meetings supposedly to consult the electorate in preparation for their candidature in 2021 elections,” he said.
He also pointed out that some aspirants are organizing campaign meetings and rallies putting up posters, distributing campaign materials and soliciting campaign votes contrary to the complain period set out in the campaign roadmap issued by the electoral commission.
Mr. Byamukama hence urged all the aspirants and stake holders to acquaint themselves with the relevant laws, in order to appreciate and comply with the electoral laws and guidelines issued.
According to the chairman, the commission is currently separating electoral areas for representation at local governments in districts where new sub counties/towns were created after 2016 general elections.
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