UGANDA: 2021 elections will be postponed if …President Museveni

It would be “madness” to hold general elections while still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said

He told the Ugandan broadcaster NBS that if the pandemic is not brought under control by July, then plans to hold the elections in early 2021 would have to be reviewed.

There are 122 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda so far, with no deaths.

Public gatherings including political rallies have already been banned as part of social distancing measures to halt the spread of the virus.

At least 24 candidates have declared interest to challenge President Museveni and had started grassroot meetings. These have been put on hold because of coronavirus.

The 38-year-old MP and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has emerged as a strong contender against President Museveni who has been in power since 1986.

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