The Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Eng Badru Kiggundu, Thursday met with the representatives of the eight presidential candidates who will take part in 2016 general elections.
They are; President Yoweri Museveni (NRM), Amama Mbabazi (Go Foward), Dr. Kizza Besigye (FDC), Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba (Independent), Dr. Abed Bwanika (PDP), Joseph Mabirizi (Independent), Maureen Faith Kyalya Walube (Independent) and Maj. Gen. Benon Biraaro (Independent).
The EC was harmonizing the upcoming campaigns to ensure candidates don’t clash in the field.
Kiggundu said the candidates will sign a memorandum of understanding as a commitment to follow the harmonized programme.
He warned candidates against campaigning before the November 9, which is the official day for starting campaigns.
The campaigns will take three months leading up to the February 18, 2016 presidential elections.
President Museveni will start his campaign in Luweero, the heartland of his five-year guerrilla war.
Mbabazi, on the other hand, has chosen to start in Masaka, a traditional Democratic Party and Catholic base in Buganda, Uganda’s most populous region.
Mbabazi will later move to Mityana and later return to Kampala, the capital.
Besigye will start his vote canvassing in Rukungiri, his home district in south-western Uganda, and proceed to the neighbouring Kanungu district where Mbabazi hails from.