The minister for information and national guidance Judith Nabakooba is urging all presidential aspirants who will be nominated to contest for the country’s highest leadership position to us the available media channels and virtual media to very well lay down their respective manifestos before voters to help them a clear decision as the country goes to the polls in 2021.
Over 10 presidential aspirants are expected to be nominated by the electoral commission starting tomorrow at Kyambogo sports grounds with the incumbent H.E Y.K Museveni among those to be nominated for the upcoming race at 10am and fellow bush war combatant, Gen. Henry Tumukunde (A renewed Uganda), Jimmy Akena (UPC), Nobert Mao (DP) Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu (NUP) among other are to be nominated in the coming two days.
According to Nabakooba, after the Nominations every candidate will have the opportunity to put forward their manifesto.
Its upon this that she urges candidates to maximize the virtual channels such as radio, TV and social media when unveiling their manisfestos.
A manifesto is what every candidate promises to do when elected come January next year.
I therefore call upon members of the public to scrutinize all the manifestos presented and ask the hard questions on how each candidate plans to deliver on their promises.
“By doing this, we shall have actively engaged in conducting a free and fair election.”
Nabakooba calls upon all presidential candidates to focus on selling their manifestos as opposed to attacking others.
Candidates are reminded to be respectful of each other, avoiding slander and malice.
“This way, our country will be able to sail through this electoral process peacefully.”
She also urges the public not to engage in any procession as their beloved aspirants go for nomination adding that this is against the set COVID19 guidelines.
And warns that anyone caught holding a procession will be arrested and face the law.