Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu has suspended campaigns for members of parliament to enable legislators attend to critical matters of national importance.
In a press statement yesterday, Kiggundu said all candidates have been informed about the development.
“The Electoral Commission reminds all candidates for Parliamentary Elections that no campaign meetings will be allowed across the country during the period 15th – 23rd December 2015. This period was blocked in order to enable Members of Parliament attend to critical national matters,” the press statement read in part.
Adding; “The suspension of campaigns from 15th December to 23rd December 2015 was communicated to all candidates, the public and security (Uganda Police) at the nominations and harmonization of candidates’ meetings.”
He called upon candidates, their agents and supporters to comply with the arrangement to ensure fair and level ground for all candidates in the Parliamentary Elections.
“The Uganda Police Force and all District Returning Officers are requested to monitor ensure compliance with the aforesaid guideline.”