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NUP leaders in Kasese call for unity

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kasese district have called for unity. They argue that the opposition would have performed better in last week’s by-elections in Busongora South had they fielded a single candidate. On Thursday, the Kasese District Returning Officer, Ismail Atwijukire Takih …

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FDC reject Busongora South by-election results

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has described the Busongora South parliamentary by-election as a sham and a total failure of democratic practices in Uganda. Amuriat says that the party’s top leadership will soon convene a meeting to discuss if they …

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NRM’s Gideon Mujungu wins Busongora South by-election

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thembo Gideon Mujungu has been elected the Busongora South Constituency Member of Parliament. Mujungu, the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate polled 12,088 votes to defeat his closest rival Jackson Mbaju of the National Unity Platform who had 6,866 votes. The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate Aloysius …

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Busongora South candidates embark on door-to-door campaigns

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political candidates vying for the Busongora South parliamentary seat have embarked on door-to-door campaigns to lure potential voters. Political campaigns end today, ahead of the by-election on Thursday. The National Resistance-Movement-NRM party has formed groups spearheaded by persons that are attached to ethnicities in the …

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EC blacklists presiding officers implicated in malpractices in Busongora South

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has blacklisted eight presiding officers in Busongora South County who were implicated in malpractices in last year’s parliamentary elections. The presiding officers were from four polling stations of Busunga, Hamukungu, Katunguru Primary School, and Quran primary school where irregularities were reported. Addressing candidates …

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Candidates set priorities for the hotly contested Busongora South by-election

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates in the Busongora South parliamentary by-election have set priorities if they are elected next week. On Monday, the Electoral Commission nominated Mbaju Kathika of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Bernadette Businge of the Democratic Party-DP, and Alozious Kighema Baguma from the Forum Democratic Change-FDC for the …

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Party leaning independents worry NRM leaders in Busongora

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the National Resistance Movement-NRM party are concerned about party members opting to run as independents in the Busongora South parliamentary by-election set for this month. The party leaders are worried that the decision by the party members to go independent will cost the party …

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Court orders fresh elections in Busongora South constituency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has nullified the victory of Gideon Thembo Mujungu as the Busongora South Member of Parliament in Kasese district. This follows a successful appeal lodged by his independent rival, Mbaju Kathika. In 2021, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu, who ran on the …

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High Court dismisses petition against Busongora South MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Fort Portal has dismissed with costs an election petition filed by former Busongora South County Member of Parliament Jackson Mbaju Kathika. In January, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu winner after garnering 7,601 votes against Mbaju’s 7,522 votes. Mbaju who contested …

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