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Uganda elections polling date set on Feb 18, 2016

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th November 2015 07:09 PM

The Uganda electoral commission has today announced that the polling date for the presidential and parliamentary elections will be February 18, 2016. There are 8 candidates including incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

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The first three nominated yesterday.

The Uganda electoral commission has today announced that the polling date for the presidential and parliamentary elections will be February 18, 2016. There are 8 candidates including incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

By Charles Etukuri and Pascal Kwesiga in KAMPALA, UGANDA

POLLING DATE UGANDA 2016: February 18

The Uganda electoral commission has today announced that the polling date for the presidential and parliamentary elections will be February 18, 2016. There are 8 candidates including incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

 

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 The EC officials 

They announced this after concluding nomination of eight presidential candidates at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole this evening.

The candidates are Yoweri Museveni NRM,  Amama Mbabazi Go Forward, Vanatius Baryamureba independent,  Kizza Besigye FDC, Ben Biraaro independent, Faith Kyalya independent, Abed Bwanika independent  and Joseph Mabirizi independent.

 

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Faith Maureen Kyalya Walube excited above and Besigye is below. Photos by Kennedy Oryema and Vision photographers

 

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President Kaguta Museveni of the NRM is the front-runner, and will be challenged mainly by his former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi of GoForward and FDC's Kizza Besigye, who is taking another shot after past failures to grab the top job.

There is one woman candidate Faith Maureen Kyalya Walube.

 

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