Police disperse People Power press conference at Hotel Rama in Masaka City . Whisper Eye Reports
In a press conference which was live on Whisper Eye Facebook came at a stand still when police swag in action and asked every one to disperse immediately.
In a press conference led by a former presidential candidate Samuel Mukaaku the chairman of people power elections management commission has extend two weeks up to 30th July to pick and return expression of interest (EOI) forms to Kamwokya based group.
Before police dispersed the group it appealed to all Ugandans with Interest to run as People Power Candidates on the various positions of MP, Local Govts and Special Interest Groups Elections that the process having started on the 2/07/20 was meant to close today 17/07/20.
We have however been overwhelmed by applications since we started much of which you have witnessed on the daily. Our Coordinators upcountry have too been collecting forms for Local Government positions and have received requests from the Public for an extension so as to accommodate every one. noted Samuel Mukaku
So far the these are the statistics of forms returned per position
MPs – 1440 LCV – 1060 LC III&IV – 2942
The Commission has therefore decided to extend the deadline by 14 days to Friday 31/07/20 to cover to accommodate everyone. added the DP registered member
According to People power officials whereas this extension applies to all positions, we have specific interests in Special Interest Groups Elections and lower local governments. We therefore call upon our Youth in all Villages to rise up and form groups of nine people power youth per village to pick nominations from their District Electoral Commission Offices. Our People Power PWDs should equally form groups of five per village and pick nominations from District EC offices starting 29/7/20.
Samuel said that the extension is due to overwhelming Public outcry, and the transport challenges due to COVID lockdown.
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