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Date:15 Sep 2020
Uganda2021: Political campaigns move up a notch ahead of elections

 Uganda is scheduled to go to the polls between January 10 and February 8 with nominations are due to start in September, according to the electoral roadmap set out by the Electoral Commission of Uganda. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Electoral Commission had banned mass gatherings and directed candidates to use media platforms to reach out to their voters in what has been termed “scientific elections”.

 
Political activities is rife with many Members of Parliament shifting allegiances While nominations are due to start in September, according to the electoral roadmap, politicians have been shifting their allegiances. Various Members of Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and other opposition parties have switched to Bobi Wine's newly formed political party People Power Movement (PPM).
 
Bobi Wine — a 38-year-old singer-turned-politician officially launched a political party in July 2020 called National Unity Platform (NUP) to enable the PPM to contest the 2021 election. His aim is to unite all the smaller political parties to form a force that will change the incumbent NRM.
 
However, pre-election opinion polls place President Museveni first with 47% and Bobi Wine second with 21%.
 
Bobi Wine joined the political fray in 2017 after winning a parliamentary by-election. His presidential bid has stirred significant support especially among the country's youth drawn by his use of music to spotlight rampant rights abuses, corruption and Museveni's long rule.
 
A presidential candidate in Uganda must receive 50% plus one vote in the election to avoid a run-off vote.

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