CCEDU ‘Begs’ Electoral Commission for Forgiveness, Ban Lifted

The Electoral Commission has lifted the ban on suspension of Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU)’s accreditation for election related activities.

In a communication released by EC chairperson Simon Byabakama, the Commission on Wednesday held a meeting   with officials from Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU), to discuss issues that led to the suspension of CCEDU’s accreditation for election related activities.

“Both the Commission and CCEDU appreciated each other’s role in developing democracy in Uganda, and the importance of working together to achieve a strong and credible electoral process,” Byabakama said.

According to Byabakama, the Meeting agreed to form a Joint Committee comprising three officials from each organisation, to expeditiously harmonise the parameters of our working relationship and communication strategy while engaging in election related activities.

“The Joint Committee will present mutually binding positions on both sides and pave the way for lifting the suspension of CCEDU’s accreditation,” he said.

Recently, EC banned CCEDU from being election observers saying that they were flouting Electoral guidelines and were being partisan and biased.

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