Partial Lockdown Expected During Ugandan Presidential Nominations

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As Ugandan Presidential nominations take place on Monday 2nd November 2020 and Tuesday 3rd November 2020, a lockdown is going to be enforced in the areas surrounding the nomination venue of Kyambogo University.

Presidential contestants will not be allowed to access the central business District of Kampala City and roadblocks will be mounted to stop unauthorized processions.

The Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander Norman Musinga says that traffic flow in Kampala City is going to be affected on both days.

 ‘Motorists will be diverted at Spear Motors IOV, Banda Trading Centre Kireka Trading Centre, Kigobe road, National Council of Higher Education Offices and Jokers hotel’

Motorists using the Kampala-Jinja highway have been asked to find alternative routes or else remain at home because part of the road will be sealed off and reserved for only Presidential aspirants and their motorcades.

Only members of the Electoral Commission, aspirants and a few important guests will be allowed to access the nomination venue.

Residents in the surrounding areas have been asked to look for ways of survival as a total lockdown is to be observed in their area on Monday and Tuesday.

However, the villagers have raised concern on the exercise saying that it is unfair to keep them away from the nomination venue yet they need to show support to their candidates.

Some of the residents claim that government is using this as a way of blocking Bobi Wine’s supporters who are expected to be very many at the venue.



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