UMA Confirms New Election Date | No Online Voting

June 14, 2022
UMA electoral commission chairman, Mr. Jeff Geoffrey Ekongo (L), Halima Namakula (R)

UMA electoral commission chairman, Mr. Jeff Geoffrey Ekongo (L), Halima Namakula (R)

Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) electoral Committee has announced new date for the general elections.

This is the third time UMA electoral Committee is organising an election for this term. At first they announced May 23rd but King Saha threatened legal action citing what he called unfair online voting.

Cindy (L), King Saha (R) are contesting for presidency

On June 6th, elections were postponed due to the technical challenges faced with the digital platform sought from the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) which rendered the electoral exercise unable to deliver or demonstrate a free and fair result, a decision was made to choose another election date and a more viable method.

Following a resolution on the 10th of June by the Uganda Musicians Association policy board, it was resolved that fresh polls are scheduled for the 28th of June 2022 and that the elections shall be held by secret ballot. The elections shall be carried out at one polling center which is the national theater for proper supervision.

According to Mr Geoffrey Ekongot, the Chairman Uganda Musicians Association electoral Committee following guidance from the policy board, they decided to organize polls in the next two weeks so that the association does not continue any longer without leadership.

“Due to the high cost of organizing country-wide elections, we have decided that our members will have to come and vote from Kampala. It was a difficult decision to make considering the financial circumstances of some of our members, but it was the last option available,” Vice-Chairperson UMA policy board Sophie Gombya said in a document we received.