22 trained to monitor Buhwejju by-election
Posted Tuesday, October 22 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda has trained 22 community observers who are observing the campaigns, Election Day and the post-election environment in Buhweju by-election set for October 31.
According to the CCEDU statement, “During the campaign period, observers will monitor, among other issues, candidates’ adherence to the set campaign time frames, speech content with a view of deterring hate-speech, candidates’ observance of the campaign schedules and calendar, as well as tolerance amongst competing political parties, candidates and supporters.”
All parties urged
CCEDU urges political parties, candidates and voters to lay a lot of emphasis on mapping the exact locations of authentic polling stations around Buhweju District.
The district has a network of 120 polling stations and 41,768 registered voters.
The Buhweju by-election comes as the 14th since the 2011 general elections. Four of these by-elections have been orchestrated by deaths, while the rest have been occasioned by various court rulings.
The Buhweju Woman parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Joy Kariisa Arinaitwe at Nakasero Hospital on September 3 after a long illness.
The race in Buhweju by-election will be between the FDC and NRM flag bearers, after DP opted to support FDC.