By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus - The KIU NRM Chapter Electoral Commission has released the roadmap that will be followed ahead of the chapter's election of Guild Presidential Flag Bearer set for 4th March 2022.
The roadmap launched on Monday 14th February 2022 outlines the days, activities and responsible personnel from the registration of potential voters to the election. According to the roadmap, the process begins with registration of potential voters on Wednesday 16th February 2022 to Friday 18th February 2022.
Candidates will be allowed to submit their applications between 21st and 22nd February 2022, three days before nomination on 25th February 2022. Successful candidates will be subjected to orientation a day after being nominated and will have their names displayed thereafter.
On 27th February, candidates will be authorised to carry out individual campaigns until the second day of March which has been reserved for a presidential debate, also entailing open air campaigns. This activity will take place at the majestic KIU basketball court. Candidates will have a day off to rest before turning up for voting on 4th March 2022 from 8am to 5pm.
While launching the roadmap, Clifford Mugumya, the KIU NRM Chapter Electoral Commission Chairperson, said that it is important for people to understand that their allegiance to the party is primary and that they should maintain the spirit of harmony even when they don't win the candidacy.
"I want to urge every one who intends to contest for the flag not to lose their love and conviction to this chapter incase things don't go your way. Let us support whoever will go through for the good of our party and the chapter's legacy in KIU," Mugumya advised.
He also urged everyone to condemn and detaste hooliganism during elections.
Six members have so far declared interest to run for the NRM Chapter Flag, though sources within the chapter suggest that the number of aspirants could be more than that with many expected to declare their interest in the days to come. It's estimated that close to 10 candidates might declare their interests by the time the Electoral Commission opens applications on 21st February 2022.