Unlike in previous years where campaigns mean rallies and crowds, this time it’s about meetings and home to home campaigns.
All this is due to the covid-19 pandemic and for national resistance movement tests are compulsory for the party supporters selected to participate.
Our reporter Philip Aguta caught up with the party secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba to assess the impact of compulsory covid-19 tests on the campaigns.
After every speaker, the microphone is sanitized. Later, the microphone cover is changed. Also, when one does not present covid-19 negative test result at the entrance of every meeting, the party supporter is blocked from entering.
While at the campaign meetings, the NRM supporters are periodically reminded about presence of covid-19 in the country.
This is the extent the NRM presidential campaign team is following the covid-19 standard operating procedures, and this is how the NRM secretary General has defended the move.
She adds that it is due to covid-19 that they are only meeting NRM leaders, other than organizing rallies.
But won’t this kind of campaign strategy have an impact on the number of votes?
Lumumba, however, has apportioned blame on authorities for allowing other presidential candidates to organise campaign rallies.