By Goodluck Musinguzi
Independent Electoral Commission of Uganda has nominated three candidates , rejected two on day one of the Presidential nominations happening in Kampala for two days.
Rtd General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was nominated first at 10 am without any problem. He later received a pick up truck with ten police men to escort him during the campaigns.
Museveni later addressed the media where he called for peace among voters. He also warned those planning to disrupt elections to remember the government is still around to hand.
“Even when I have been nominated as a candidate, my ears are still on the ground. I advise all those groups with bad intentions to stop their ill plans or getting support from foreigners”, said Museveni.
Later Rtd Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde was received at Kyambogo University to be nominated. His documents were queried and asked to temporarily get away from the nomination center in Uganda’s Capital Kampala so that he rectifies his documents.
Tumukunde left his party headquarters with pomp as his supporters cheered , he attracted cheers at Nakawa market and reached Kyambogo University well.
After a few minutes when an anomaly was discovered confusion and silence ensued.
Henry Tumukunde was sent to the Commissioner for Oaths to rectify what the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama, referred to as an anomaly that can be rectified within time.
He was nominated after 2pm , given counter terrorism officers and a pick up truck that will take care of his security detail.
At 3pm Rtd Maj General Mugisha Muntu was later nominated as a Presidential Candidate and go same guards and a vehicle.
Tumukunde and Muntu vowed to go around the country convincing voters to reject President Museveni. They promised better way of governance than what we have today.
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