After missing out on his nomination yesterday, Presidential aspirant Katumba John is now a duly nominated Presidential Candidate in the 2021 General Elections.
The Electoral Commission (EC) refused to nominate Katumba yesterday on a technicality. Every Presidential aspirant is required to pay UGX20m to a designated bank and get proof of payment. The proof of payment is then presented to the EC nominating team on nomination day. Katumba John did not do pay in the bank but instead turned up with the UGX20m in cash at the Kyambogo University Sports Grounds, where the two-day nomination is taking place since yesterday.
“In the absence of that proof I can’t proceed to have you nominated, may the agents please approach the table to have back your documents,” Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama said. The EC however guaranteed that Katumba had until the end of business today to make the necessary rectification and they would nominate him.
Katumba John has today made the payment of the UGX20m to Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) and presented his proof of payment. His payment has been confirmed and he has been declared a duly nominated Presidential Candidate in the 2021 General Elections.