Kyagulanyi finally meets the Electoral Commission
Kyagulanyi finally meets the Electoral Commission. PHOTO/MONITOR

Kyagulanyi reported at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission dressed in bulletproof, his new dress code of late.  

The presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has finally meant the chairman of the Electoral Commission. 

He was summoned by the commission over his continued campaigning style that flouts the COVID-19 guidelines.

Yesterday at 9:00, Kyagulanyi reported at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission dressed in bulletproof which has become his dress code of late.  

He came along with other party members and they went for a closed-door meeting where the media was not allowed to attend and after a couple of hours, both parties came out and addressed the media. 

Kyagulanyi said that the Commission accused him of causing violence during the campaign but he also responded by saying that the main organ spreading and causing the violence is the police.

“The Commission said that we are the causes of violence in the country but we also told them that it’s the police and army that beats up people and also violate human rights,” Kyagulanyi said.

He also accused the Electoral Commission of not being independent since what he does during the campaign is also being done by other candidates in the presidential race. 

According to Kyagulanyi, the Commission lacks independence and he says all these summonses came after President Museveni complained about candidates who were violating the COVID guidelines.

President Museveni is a candidate and he has been moving around doing the same kind of campaign but he was not invited,” Kyagulanyi added.

But the chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Byabakama says these allegations are not true but it was just a coincidence that the president complained and at the same time the Commission summoned Kyagulanyi.

“it’s not true that after the president complained on how we run our duties that we were forced to summon these candidates but we were the first to summon them then the president also complained ,” Byabakama said.

Kyagulanyi finally meets the Electoral Commission
Kyagulanyi finally meets the Electoral Commission. PHOTO/MONITOR

Kyagulanyi added that if the chairman of the commission cannot run the Electoral process independently without any interference the best option to do is for him to resign.

“If they cannot do their work without being biased, the best act for them to do is to resign from the commission,” kyagulanyi added.

“The commission is here to stay and it will still be run by Ugandans. There is no reason why the Commissioners and the Chairman should resign,” Byabakama said.