The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) together with four other organizations have confirmed dates of the Presidential debates for the 2021 election cycle.
Other organizers of this debate include Elders Forum Uganda (TEFU), Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), the National Consultative Forum (NCF) and the Independent Electoral Commission (EC).
11 Presidential candidates include President Yoweri Museveni, National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi and Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugish Muntu for the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) among others are the expected to face off in these debates.
Addressing journalists on behalf of the IRCU Chairman after a closed door meeting Bishop Joshua Lwere says this time round the debates will be held in two groups due to the big number of candidates and in four sessions scheduled for the 4th and 5th of December 2020 and January 2nd and 3rd 2020.
However, Lwere notes that debate topics will focus on Uganda’s National Dialogue Framework paper and emerging issues captured in public opinion polls and party manifestoes.