THE Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday asked the dropout presidential candidate Nasser Ntege Sebaggala to refund the sh20m it gave him for his campaigns.
Secretary Sam Rwakoojo said, â€œWe have advised him to refund all the money advanced to him, together with the car. We are confident that he will do it. He has up to today (yesterday) to fulfil this.â€
Sebaggala withdrew from the race in favour of DP candidate Ssebaana Kizito on Wednesday, reducing the number of candidates to five. Sebaggala said he would instead run for the Kampala mayoral seat.
â€œHe will have to refund all the sh20m because he has dropped out before completing a month in the campaigns. He would account for what he has used, if he had campaigned for a period of at least a month. He was here this morning and we have advised him so,â€ Rwakoojo said. Sebaggala, after nomination, held a rally at Katwe in the city and in Iganga town, eastern Uganda.
Sebaggala said he had processed a sh20m bank draft to refund the money. He said he would keep the vehicle for a week because â€œI am still enjoying the privileges of a presidential candidate.â€ He said he would send the bank draft to the commission today.
Rwakoojo said the EC was in the process of evaluating the bids for the procurement of the election materials, including ballot papers and indelible ink from South Africa.
â€œWe advertised and we have received bids. The evaluation process should be over soon. We shall tell you who won the contract,â€ he said.
Rwakoojo said the display of the voters registers was going on in all districts and people whose photos do not appear are supposed to have them re-taken. The dead and those who have moved are expected to be identified.
He said the information was to be presented to the parish to ascertain and report to the EC to make final polishing.
Refund 20m/- EC orders Sebaggala