KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has written to the Electoral Commission, saying he intends to carry out consultations over his 2021 presidential bid.
According to the artiste-cum politician, he backed by Section 3(1) of the Presidential Elections Act 2005, which states that an aspirant may consult in preparation for his nomination as a presidential candidate within 12 months before the date of the nomination.
“I now write in line with section 3(3) to of the Act to introduce myself to you as an aspiring presidential candidate and accordingly notify you of my intention to carry out nationwide consultations. I also intend to carry out other activities envisaged by the Act as stipulated above,” Bobi Wine’s December 3 letter to the Electoral Commission chairperson reads in part.
He said he hopes police will not interfere with his consultative meetings.
“We are hoping that the Commission, as well as the security agencies, will do what is required of them by the law, and not seek to unduly interfere with our activities. Our schedule of activities will be made public soon,” he said.
Section 3 of the Presidential Elections Act 2005 (1), (2) and (3) states: “An aspirant may consult in preparation for his or her nomination as a presidential candidate within 12 months before nomination date. While consulting, a presidential aspirant may carry out nationwide consultations, prepare his or her manifesto and other campaign materials, raise funds for his or her campaign through lawful means and convene meetings of national delegates.”
In the recent past, police have blocked the artiste from holding music concerts.