The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Deploys election observers For Uganda’s 2021 Elections
Speaking to Media at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala, Ambassador Ahamada Hamadi the diplomatic advisor to the President of Comoros, who is also the Head of the mission, said that the contingent consists of 20 members that were drawn from seven of the member states that make up the Eastern Africa Standby Force.
The overall objective of the mission will be to observe the entire election process and offer a balanced and informed assessment of the elections according to Ambassador Ahamada.
He urged all candidates and supporters to maintain peace throughout the elections.
“The EASF calls on voters to actively engage and carry out their civic obligation by participating in the elections,” Hamadi appealed.
The information manager, Jules Hoareau said the 20 observers will be deployed on regional basis that will cover as many polling stations with a concentration on hotspot areas.
He noted that the wider part of the observer mission will be done by local observer groups that they have trained.
In a similar manner, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) flagged off observers ahead of the Thursday polls.
The Eastern Africa Standby Force joins the East African Community (EAC) to send an observer mission for Uganda’s polls.
Uganda goes to polls on Thursday, January,14.