System breakdown affects presidential nominations

A system break down at the bank threatens to stall the nomination of presidential aspirants.

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venancious Baryamureeba is the first to return nomination forms to the Election Commission.

However, Baryamureeba is still stuck at the commission after it emerged that he could not make the payment of the mandatory non-refundable 8m shillings due to a system break down at the bank.

Baryamureeba says the bank could not receive more than 800,000 shillings prompting the commission to ask him to bring the whole amount in cash.

The commission has however received other requisite documentation plus signatures collected from 78 districts across the country.

The exercise runs until September 29th, while the actual presidential nominations are slated for 5th and 6th October.