NEBBI. The electoral commission on Thursday released the road map for the by-election of Nebbi district chairperson and lower local government.
The lower local governments include Parombo town council, Padwot Sub County and Jupangira Sub County among others.
The update of national voter’s registry will kick start on 27th to 31st May 2019, display of voters register at polling stations of voters location will follow on the 12th June 2019.
In the letter, 12th and 13th June has been gazetted for the nominations of candidates and 14th June to 9th July is when the campaign will kick start respectively and the elections are slated for 11th July.
The chairperson election commission Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi in his statement urged all stakeholders to fully participate in the activities in accordance with the guidance for the by-election.
Mr Samuel Arinaitwe, the returning officer Nebbi said they are more than ready to see that this election goes on well and promised the people of Nebbi that it will be free and fair.
Mr Vicky Onyai Emmanuel, a resident of Nebbi municipality said it is good that finally, the independent electoral commission has released the road map and now the people of Nebbi can exercise their rights of electing a new leader.
“After the elapse of the six months, whatever the vice chairman was doing is null and void and more so was illegal and if anyone was to sue the district, it would have been bad", he observed.
But Ms Brenda Ayomirwoth, a resident of Thatha division Nebbi municipality said with the trend of politics in Nebbi which is full of hatred, the electoral commission should have waited for 2021.
“I think it is a waste of money and time because it is one year left to the general elections and worse still, the hatred the last election created is still fresh in people’s minds”, she said.
The office of Nebbi district chairman fell vacant following the sudden death of the William Esrom Alenyo who passed on in a car accident in October 2018.