By Aloysious Kasoma
By October, 28 Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) had finally verified and cleared Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert better known as Bobi Wine, to run for the 2021 Presidential elections.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential hopeful confirmed the news through social media.
“This morning, the Electoral Commission notified us that our signatures for nomination have been verified. Once again, I thank all Ugandans who continue to be part of this journey,” said Bobi Wine.
“Together, we shall build a #NewUganda,” the NUP presidential hopeful added.
According to section 10(b) of the Presidential Elections Act, all presidential candidate’s nomination shall be supported by not less than 100 persons who are registered voters, from not less than 98 districts, which form two thirds of all the districts of Uganda.
The Presidential aspirants who have attained verified supporters from at least 98 Districts/Cities are then issued with a certificate of compliance which they are required to present to the Returning Officer on nomination day.
So far, only 10 presidential candidates have been verified among the 22 candidates who returned signatures to the electoral commission.
Among the other verified candidates are Yoweri Museveni, Nancy Linda Nakalembe, Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye, Joseph Kabuleta, John Kalumba and FDC’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat.
Nomination for presidential candidates is slated to take place next week on November 2nd and 3rd at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds.
November 3, is the date booked for nomination of the NUP presidential flagbearer.