Electoral Commission still studying Covid-19 situation

The Electoral Commission has spoken out on the disruption of the 2021 election roadmap by the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Museveni recently hinted on possible postponement of the 2021 polls if the coronavirus is not contained by July this year, drawing mixed reaction from various circles.

The commission spokesperson Jotham Taremwa has said they are still studying the situation but quickly adds that holding a free and fair election requires not just adequate funding but time as well.

He says all planned activities between March and May 2020 including elections for Special Interest Groups have been suspended until further notice.

Some stakeholders including parliament have hinted on the possibility of rescheduling the polls.

Taremwa has urged members of the public to focus more on how to survive the pandemic than the elections since at the moment the commission cannot tell whether the country will go to the polls as planned in February 2021.

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