2021 Elections: Nominations for MPs kick off today as many aspirants miss out

The Electoral Commission has today started nomination of candidates vying for parliamentary seats.

The nominations shall be conducted at the respective district/city headquarters across the country, beginning at 9 am to 5 pm for two days, on Thursday 15th October and Friday 16th October 2020.

However, many aspirants across the country have cried foul due to the high nomination fees.

”I am scared many of us could find ourselves not on the ballot for lack of that money. Whoever participated in this process was confident there would be sponsorship for the nomination and posters because parties have such an obligation,” said one of the affected MPs.

Aspirants have also been warned against moving with convoys and crowds of supporters.

Each candidate will be allowed a maximum of four people at the nomination venue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

After nomination, there will be harmonization of campaign programs before the candidates are cleared to start canvassing for support.

Meanwhile, the Police are beefing up security at different nomination centres countrywide as the nominations for the Members of Parliament start.

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