Inter-Religious Leaders Ask EC To Remove Number Restrictions

Inter-Religious Leaders Ask EC To Remove Number Restrictions

The council of religious leaders have submitted a proposal to the Electoral Commission in request to remove the 200-number restriction for presidential campaign meetings.

The proposal was submitted yesterday by the Church of Uganda Archbishop Stephen Samuel Kaziimba who led the council yesterday at a meeting with the EC at its headquarters.

Kaziimba told Nettech Media that they submitted two proposals and one of them is that the capacity of the venue should determine the number of the people to attend the meeting and this can be ensured by security agencies and the health ministry.

He also said they urged EC and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to see to it that all media houses provide equal access to all presidential candidates.

“What we are hearing is that some candidates are denied access to media houses and are also blocked by the police from accessing campaign areas.” Kaziimba observed.

Kaziimba added that since the campaigns started, the opposition leaders have been crying out for help, claiming that there is a clear contradiction in the manner in which the COVID-19 rules are being enforced.

In response to the proposal the EC chairperson Justice Simon Byamukama said it should be handled by several stake holders like police and ministry of Health like it was done when they came up with the 200number.