Police vows to deal with Presidential Aspirants intending to hold Processions on Nomination day

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Police will arrest and detain any Presidential aspirant who will breach the Electoral Commission guidelines and conduct a procession on nomination day.

The chairman of Electoral Commission Justice Simon while announcing the nomination dates warned politicians against violating the COVID-19 guidelines set by Ministry of Health.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the force is ready to deal with whoever violates these SoPs.

“We are getting information that some presidential aspirants are mobilising thousands of their supporters to escort them for nominations next week,” Onyango said.

He added: “Any presidential aspirant, who makes a procession, contrary to Independent Electoral Commission guidelines of having only 10 people, will be arrested and detained.

We appeal to the aspirants not to defy the Independent Electoral Commission guidelines.”

EC set November 2 and 3 as official dates for nomination of Presidential aspirants.

EC directed that all aspirants must be escorted by 10 supporters including their seconders.

However, two opposition leaders Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) have vowed to defy the EC guidelines and will stage massive processions on their way for nomination at Kyambogo Grounds.

Source – Trumpet News

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