Ahead of the second and last day of the 2021 presidential nomination exercise by the Electoral Commission, strongest opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has asked Police to allow them move with a procession.
According to the party spokesperson Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, they have a huge number of members of who wanted to escort the presidential flag bearer Amuriat Oboi Amuriat for nomination at the gazzetted Kyambogo University Cricket Oval but due to the set guidelines, they only want to move with a procession of only 2000 supporters.
Ssemujju wants police to protect their supporters just like how they did when NRM supporters were standing by the road side waving to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.
Currently security has been heavily deployed at the FDC headquarters. No entry and no exit. The FDC presidential aspirant Amuriat is expected to be nominated at midday.
NUP leader Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu is expected to be the first candidate to be nominated today at 10am. Three candidates were duly nominated yesterday these included; Museveni, ANT’s Mugisha Muntu and Gen Henry Tumukunde.
Two presidential aspirants John Katumba and Kalembe Nancy Linda were stopped from being nominated as the EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama said they presented no evidence that they paid the required Shs20 million nomination fees.