Ugandans expect to hold their general elections on January 14, 2021. The Ugandan Electoral Commission’s chairperson, Byabakama Mugenyi, issued a statement indicating that the eligible candidates had until January 12, 2021, to campaign.
Two presidential candidates were arrested for failing to comply with the guidelines. Piga Firimbi previously looked into false images claiming to show how police harassed Ugandans that protested the arrest of presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Amuriat.
However, the Electoral Commission has warned that the ballot paper circulating is not legitimate. In a tweet published on the Commission’s official handle, the public was informed that the design for the 2021 general elections ballot paper is not yet out.
FAKE NEWS: The post below that is making rounds on social media is FAKE. The Electoral Commission has not issued the ballot paper design for the 2021 Presidential Elections. Please disregard and treat it with the contempt it deserves. pic.twitter.com/g5hcGvjP9f
— Electoral Commission- Uganda (@UgandaEC) November 17, 2020
The image claiming to show Uganda’s ballot papers for the 2021 general elections is FAKE.