Dr Kiyingi coming to Uganda to pick forms


Dr Aggrey Kiyingi

Australia based Uganda cardiologist, Dr Aggrey Kiyingi, is coming to Uganda to pick presidential nomination forms.

Kiyingi told Daily Monitor on Wednesday that he has already secured travel documents to enable him return to the country and pick forms as he prepares to run for president come 2016 elections.

He said, despite all challenges and crime cases he is facing, he has finished securing his journey back to the country to engage in the Ugandan electoral process.

Kiyingi announced last year that he would stand for the presidency.

He is on police’s most wanted list for the murder of Muslim clerics in the country.

He is accused of funding Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and People’s Redemption Army (PRA) rebels.

“Of course, I will pick nomination forms, but at the last minute.”

He added: “You know that I have worked on security details carefully. Government has already sent squads to Kenya and Tanzania.”

The Electoral Commission (EC) has so far received more than 19 aspirants who have picked forms.

Some of them include; William Ntege, Samuel Mutatina, Rogers Anyako Ovoa, Dan Matsiko and Nkonge Kibalama.

All the aspirants are expected to be endorsed by 1200 registered voters in different parts of the country, besides paying Shs 8m non-refundable fee to the EC.

Five years ago, according to New Vision, 58 aspirants picked nomination forms although only eight fulfilled all the requirements by EC.

Among these included President Yoweri Museveni, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Dr. Olara Otunnu and Dr. Abed Bwanika.

Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, picked nomination forms on Monday indicating his intention to run as an independent candidate.

Nominations for presidential elections are scheduled for October 5/6, 2015, with elections in February next year.


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