By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. The Electoral Commission has released the road map for the by-election to replace former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga.
The by-election follows the death of Col. Ibrahim Abiriga who was shot dead together with his brother, also bodyguard, Saidi Kongo at Kawanda, Wakiso District, on June 8 as he returned home.
Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, the EC Chairman, while addressing the media in Kampala on Thursday announced that the election would take place on August 15.
“Polling for Member of Parliament shall take place on Wednesday 15th August 2018 at all polling stations in Arua Municipality, and (polling) shall start at 7:00am and close at 4:00pm,” said the Electoral Commission Boss.
The programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from 5th – 9th July 2018, at update stations in each of the six (6) parishes/wards in Arua Municipality.
The Commission has declared Monday 9th July 2018 as the cut-off date for registration of voters in the Municipality.
Registration and transfer of voters from one polling station to another within Arua Municipality will not be conducted after this date.
The display of the National Voters’ Register will be conducted from 18th to 27th July 2018, at all the sixty five (65) Polling Stations in Arua Municipality.
The nomination of candidates will be conducted for a period of two days, Thursday 19th July and Friday 20th July 2018 at Arua District Headquarters.
Campaign meetings for candidates for Member of Parliament shall be held from 23rd July to 13th August 2018.