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Opposition youth leaders start mobilising voters for 2021 polls

By Luke Kagiri

Added 26th June 2020 12:18 PM

he youth leaders warned against the Electoral Commission’s plan to holding scientific campaigns and elections

Opposition youth leaders start mobilising voters for 2021 polls

Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake (right) says he is steadily recovering. Photo by Luke Kagiri

he youth leaders warned against the Electoral Commission’s plan to holding scientific campaigns and elections

Youth leaders from different opposition political parties have started mobilising their members to participate in the 2021 general elections, vowing to win many positions. 

Led by the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Zaake, who is also the youth coordinator in the People Power pressure group, reminded the youth that primaries will be held in August and that they must be ready and organised to participate. 

"We are not boycotting the elections and we shall win many positions. We call upon our supporters to be ready starting in August," Zaake said. 

The call was made during a press conference called on Thursday at Zaake's home in Buswabulongo, Mityana Municipality.

Clad in sunglasses and using crutches, Zaake who was making his first public appearance since he was admitted to hospital in April after collapsing while in Police custody, thanked his supporters for the love and prayers they gave him and said he is now feeling better.

"Although I still have problems with my eyes, and I can only move with the support of the clutches. I feel I will soon be ok," he said.

The youth leaders warned against the Electoral Commission's plan to holding scientific campaigns and elections, saying it is not an effective measure. 

"There is no radio station that covers the whole country while some districts do not have radio stations. It will be difficult to hold campaigns in such areas," Paul Ssembajjwe, the youth chairperson in the Democratic Party said. 

Roy Ssemboga, the People Power coordinator in higher Institutions, said that as many media houses are privately owned, it will be difficult for the government to control them, making it difficult for candidates to campaign.

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