By Prossy Namiiro
The Electoral Commission of the Uganda Musicians Association(UMA) has opened up on why they postponed the UMA elections to 6th June.
Goeffrey Jeff Ekongot, the EC chairman explained that the commission had spent only two weeks teaching the voters how to vote for their candidates online but they feel it was not enough.
“The reason we pushed the elections to 6th June was because we had given only two weeks to the voters to learn about the voting process but we felt that it was not enough for them to learn. We, therefore, decided to give them more time for them to learn…,” he said.
The elections had been scheduled for 23rd May of this year. This development has caused a stir on the internet, criticizing the commission for not being ready to prepare for the elections.
Lord Bitemu, one of the presidential contestants said he was disappointed by the development.