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2021 Polls: Byabakama Summons Kyagulanyi For Breaching EC, COVID-19 Guidelines

EC had a meeting with Kyagulanyi on December 2, 2020

The Electoral Commission has summoned Presidential Candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for what it termed as persistent breach of election guidelines/ Standard Operating Procedures aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19.

This comes barely a month to the January 14, 2021 Presidential elections.

 In a letter dated December 10, 2020, EC Chairperson Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, reminds Kyagulanyi in his meeting with EC on December 2, 2020, he was reminded to comply with the guidelines (not holding mass and processions ) in order to protect citizens of Uganda from COVID-19 infection.

“In spite of what the Commission communicated in the above stated meeting, and the press communications on the matter, you have continued to ignore and/or neglected observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by holding mass rallies and processions contrary to established guidelines, thereby risking the lives of the people,” Byabakama’s letter reads in part.

It adds: “In the process, this has resulted into unwarranted occasional confrontations with security personnel, a case in point are mass rallies held at Iganga on 17th November, 2020 and Koboko on 8th December, 2020, among others, and processions en route to your campaign venues.”

EC’s letter concludes: “In light of the foregoing, you are invited in person, to meet the Commission on Monday 14th December 2020 at 10:00am to respond to the above issues and chat a way forward.

Taddewo William Senyonyi
William is a seasoned business and finance journalist. He is also an agripreneur and a coffee enthusiast.

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