Bobi Refuses to Sign Memorandum of Understanding With EC
Presidential Candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi wanted to return to the 16 districts he skipped while campaigning but the Electoral Commission asked him to first sign the memorandum of understanding, a condition he has refused to agree to saying other candidates have not signed yet they are campaigning.
In the MoU, all presidential candidates are required to hold peaceful campaigns, follow the Covid-19 guidelines from the Ministry of Health and EC guidelines on processions. Also, candidates are not allowed to be in the same districts.
Bobi Wine said he had missed out on campaigning in these districts because police had blocked him from accessing these areas without a clear explanation.
Some of the districts in question are Kaliro, Pallisa, Kaberamaido, Kwania, Namutumba, Ngora, Bukedea, Kalaki, Amolatar, Serere, Buyende, Bugweri, Butebo and Dokolo.
EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya yesterday reminded Bobi Wine that he had no option but to comply with the set conditions before visiting the 16 districts.
“It is in his best interest to comply and it is not true that we have refused to harmonize his programme. This is a process and we have just told him to meet his obligation on his side, we shall allow him to go and campaign in those areas. We hope all candidates will be able to come and sign this MoU,” Mr Bukenya said.