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EC Calls on Candidates to Report Cases of Security Interference During Campaigns

Police Dispersing Campaign Rally For Presidential Candidate Alfred Amuriat In Gulu

The Electoral Commission – EC has called on presidential candidates to report all cases where security agencies or Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] unjustly interfere in their legitimate campaign programs.

Speaking to Mega Fm, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that they can’t do anything to help candidates if they don’t register formal complaints with them.

Bukenya’s comments follow repeated incidents of the police stopping especially the National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and the Forum for Democratic Change candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi everywhere they go to campaigning.

Bukenya said for as long as candidates follow the restrictions put in place by the Electoral Commission and the health ministry in regards to campaign meetings, there shouldn’t be a reason why police or any security personnel should interfere with them.

In a related development, on Wednesday the Electoral Commission has flagged off vans to different parts of the country meant to compliment the ongoing public voter sensitization and education.

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