The Independent Electoral Commission has confirmed Thursday January 14th 2021 as the official polling date for Presidential elections in the country.
The date was confirmed by the Commission’s spokesperson Paul Bukenya on Wednesday evening.
This news come a day after the completion of the nomination exercise for Presidential candidates which ended on Tuesday November 3rd.
By the end of the exercise, a total of eleven candidates had been confirmed as candidates seeking to take the nation’s top seat.
Among them, five belong to Political Parties while the other six are independents.
Among those running under parties are; ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM’s Gen. Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni who is the incumbent, former Army Commander Gen. Mugisha Muntu who is running under newly formed Alliance for National Transformation – ANT party, popular musician Robert Kyagulanyi of the National Unity Platform and Nobert Mao of the historical Democratic Party.
The independents include former spy chief Gen. Henry Tumukunde, former sports journalist turned pastor Joseph Kabuleeta, John Katumba, Fred Mwesigye, Nancy Kalembe who is the only woman in the race and Willy Mayambala.