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Ugandans urged to maintain peace during General Election

Ugandans have been urged to be positive and peaceful as they cast their votes tomorrow at their respective polling stations.

The call was made by Crispin Kaheru an Independent Election Observer and former National Coordinator Citizens Coalition for Electoral Development.

Kaheru noted that although the campaigns have had some intense chaotic scenes, Ugandans are looking forward to a much more serene environment that can give them the confidence to go out of their homes and cast their vote at their respective polling stations.

“I urge all security agents to act professionally and restraint themselves from provocative behavior. I urge the Electoral Commission to take overall control of all aspects of the electoral environment tomorrow and beyond.  Stakeholders including political parties, candidates, the media, civil society, observers and the general electorate should be afforded a conducive environment to play their rightful roles within the polling day context” he said.

Adding that it is the wish of many Ugandans that the polling day is completed without incidents; security, technical, operational or otherwise.

Kaheru argues that every Ugandan’s life is precious and that while taking part in the polling day activities, all should be mindful of the reality the country is in of Covid-19.

Participate safely –wash your hands regularly, social distance and wear your mask. I implore everyone to adhere to the electoral guidelines and participate massively, safely, freely and responsibly.  Ultimately Uganda should win” Kaheru said.

Ugandans across the country will go to polls tomorrow to elect a President and Members of Parliament.

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