Electoral Commission Chairman Dr. Badru Kiggundu has said that the electoral body will not entertain any presidential candidate who turns up without paying 20 million, the nomination fee set by law.
Addressing media at the electoral commission head offices today morning Kiggundu said each candidate will only be allowed to come with 20 supporters on the nomination day.
“Don’t come for nomination without the 20million shillings,” he said adding; “Candidates will be allowed to come with only 20 supporters for nominations. This is for security reasons.”
He said presidential nomination will take place on November 3rd and 4th at Namboole stadium.
Parliament recently passed Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 increasing nomination fee paid by presidential aspirants from shillings 8 million to 20 million evoking protest from aspirants.
Kiggundu also said that campaigns are allowed until nominations are complete. On media election coverage, he encouraged media houses to apply for will accreditation.
“International and local media will be allowed to observe elections. We call on the media to apply for accreditation,” he said.