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Bobi Wine, Amuriat Summoned by EC over continuous breach of COVID-19 SOPs

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EC summons Bobi Wine, Amuriat over continued breach of COVID-19 SOPs
EC summons Bobi Wine, over continued breach of COVID-19 SOPs

National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi and Forum for Democratic Change’s presidential flag bearer, Patrick Oboi Amuriat hve been summoned by the Electoral Commission over holding processions and mass rallies during campaigns which is against Covid 19 guidelines issued by the Government.

In two separate letters dated December 10, 2020, the EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama noted that the two candidates have continuously ignored the guidelines of curbing the deadly and contagious Covid 19 by holding mass gatherings during their campaigns.

The two presidential candidates are required to appear before EC on Monday (December 14, 2020) at 11am to defend themselves and also forge a way forward.

“Inspite of what the commission communicated in the stated press communications on the matter, you have continued to ignore and /or neglected observing the standard operating procedures by holding mass rallies and processions, contrary to established guidelines thereby risking the lives of the people. In the process this has resulted into unwarranted occasional confrontations with security personnel,” Justice Byabakama said in a letter dated December 10, 2020.

EC summons Bobi Wine, Amuriat over continued breach of COVID-19 SOPs
EC summons Bobi Wine, Amuriat over continued breach of COVID-19 SOPs

Mr Kyagulanyi is accused of holding rallies Iganga on November 17, 2020 and Koboko on December 8, 2020, among other while Amuriat is accused of holding rallies in Mbarara on 17th and 18th November among others.

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