With only five days to polling day, presidential candidates have been defended for breaching the election guidelines on campaign time.
Several reports have indicated that the three main contenders; Forum for Democratic Change (FDC’s) Dr.Kiiza Besigye, NRM’s Yoweri Museveni and independent candidate Amama Mbabazi have all violated electoral guidelines on time which requires them to stop campaigning at 6:00pm.
The past two days saw both Museveni and Besigye campaign beyond 9:00pm, which raised questions among some sections of the public.
However, the Chairman Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda Dr. Livingston Ssewanyana says such a requirement is unrealistic at a time when candidates are racing against time to ensure all the 112 districts are covered.
Campaigns officially end on Tuesday February 16th after which it will be illegal to market a candidate.
Story by Moses Kyeyune