President Museveni vows to stick to no crowds on his campaigns

President Museveni vows to stick to no crowds on his campaigns

President Museveni has said he will hold no rallies or processions during his presidential campaigns.

Unlike other years campaigns, Health ministry guidelines discouraged the politicians from drawing crowds, and to only address a maximum of 70 people as they kick start their campaigns.

The ministry lifted this number to 200 people recently following the demand from presidential candidates to Electoral commission to revise numbers and curfew restrictions.

However, even with this number, observing standard Operation Procedures has proved difficult as witnessed from the first days of campaign where crowds of supporters of many candidates gather in processions along the streets and at trading centres observing no social distance, as they cheer their candidates.

This has attracted response from the police with teargas and arrests.

The ruling party presidential candidate, H.E Yoweri Museveni speaking on his second day of campaign in Lago sub region, said he decided to only meet NRM party leaders in Apac District and not hold rallies nor hold processions in these campaigns because they would put the public at risk of Covid 19.

Uganda rolled out presidential campaigns on Monday 9th November 2020, and today is the fourth day of the campaigns that will run for two months.