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Bobi Wine, Amuriat summoned by the Electoral commission

The body charged with organizing and conducting elections in Uganda, the Uganda Electoral Commission, has summoned both Forum for Democratic Change’s Patrick Oboi Amuriat and National Unity Platform’s Hon. Kyagulanyi Sentamu.

The two are accused of continuously breaching the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Ministry of Health and the Police in a bid to control the spread of the deadly Covid-19.

Both Amuriat and Kyagulanyi have allegedly, continued to neglected or abused the Standard Operating Procedures despite the several warnings from the EC, Police and Ministry of Health.

In a recent meeting with Kyagulanyi, the Electoral Commission told Kyagulanyi that most of the standoffs with the Police root from the fact that he (Kyagulanyi) keeps diverting from the agreed avenues of conducting his campaigns.

The Electoral Commission through summon letters to the two presidential candidates and shared these to their Twitter handles.

Kyagulanyi and Amurait will be required to meet the Electoral Commission on Monday, December 14th, 2020 to discuss the matters at hand and probably forge a way forward. NUP’s Kyagulanyi will be at the EC offices at 10AM while FDC’s Amuriat will be there at 11AM.

Recently, the Electoral Commission boss, Justice Simon Byabakama said that of all the Presidential Candidates, only National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer and incumbent, President Tibuhaburwa Museveni is the only one observing the SOPs.

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