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According to the Presidential Elections Act, a presidential aspirant is required to collect a minimum of 100 signatures from at least 75 districts each, or two thirds of the 112 districts in the country.
Richard Todwong, NRM Deputy Secretary General, says the party is awaiting Parliament to conclude amendments to the electoral bills tabled before the House last week before setting dates for LC 5 and MP primaries.
MP Abdu Katuntu says for the process to be taken seriously, there should be restrictions. He suggests that each aspirant deposits a minimum of 100 million Shillings before expressing interest in vying for presidency.
Opposition Members of Parliament are sharply divided on the delayed announcement of a joint presidential candidate. Beatrice Anywar says FDC flag bearer, Dr. Kizza Besigye is dragging the process out of selfishness.