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I am retiring from elective politics- Muruli Mukasa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Service Minister and Budyebo County Member of Parliament in Nakasongola district, Wilson Muruli Mukasa will not seek re-election in the 2021 polls. In a message to URN, the 68-year-old minister who has served Budyebo County for two five year terms in parliament …

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UPC aspirant contests Akena’s election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tom Omino, an aspirant for the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party presidential candidate’s ticket is contesting the election of his rival, Jimmy Akena. It comes a few days after Akena was declared unopposed after his rivals including Tom Omino, Beatrice Amaro and Denis Enap failed …

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NRM opposes calls for state of emergency ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party has opposed calls by different political players for government to declare a state of emergency because of the Covid-19 pandemic which would result in the postponement of the 2021 general polls. The party officials led by the secretary …

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FDC calls for transitional government instead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has opposed an election in 2021 and instead asked Parliament to consider a transitional government for Uganda. FDC, the main opposition political group in Uganda now wants the government to process a constitutional amendment introducing a ‘transitional …

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Gov’t seeks to suspend delegates conferences ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed that political parties waive the requirement of holding delegates conferences to determine it’s official candidates for different leadership positions.  Instead, the parties have been advised to allow their top organs to handpick the candidates. This and other proposals are carried …

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FDC issues revised election road map

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has issued a revised roadmap from its party primaries. The FDC president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi told journalists at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi that the party managed and resolved last week to proceed with their primaries in preparation for …

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MP Byandala, Ndawula trade accusations of corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although the nominations of parliamentary candidates for the 2021 polls are scheduled for August 12, 2020, the race for the Katikamu North parliamentary seat is gaining momentum. Katikamu North is currently represented in parliament by Abraham Byandala. However, there is heightened competition between Byandala …

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