The U.S Embassy to Uganda has announced that it will no longer be part of the observers in Uganda’s parliamentary and presidential elections which are scheduled to take place on Thursday 14 January.
The Embassy announced this decision through a statement by the Ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E Brown.
The Embassy also revealed its intention to withdraw through their Twitter account.
The withdrawal by the Embassy comes after the decision by the Electoral Commission of Uganda to deny more than 75 percent of the U.S election observer accreditations requested.
Natalie Brown also mentioned that with only 15 accreditations approved it is not possible for the United states to meaningfully observe the conduct of Uganda’s elections at polling sites accross the country.
However, Natalie also revealed that the United States takes no side in Uganda’s much anticipated elections.
“We support a free, fair, peaceful and inclusive electoral process,” said Natalie on her statement.