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Moses Attan justifies Soroti East election petition

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moses Attan Okia, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate in the Soroti East by-election has explained his decision to challenge the July poll results. Okia represented Soroti East Division in Parliament before the Court of Appeal cut short his term over mismatched wards …

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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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Derrick Orone wins Gogonyo County by-election

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Derrick Orone has been declared the winner of the Gogonyo County Parliamentary by-election. Orone defeated his rival Joseph Okoboi Opolot of the National Unity Platform-NUP party with 19,199 votes against Opolot’s 519 votes. The by-election attracted three candidates but two of the candidates who were nominated …

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EC at crossroads over Gogonyo county by-election

Paliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is at crossroads over the failure of the National Unity Platform candidate Joseph Opolot Okoboi to submit an official notice for his withdrawal from the Gogonyo County parliamentary race. Two of the three candidates who were nominated to contest in the by-election announced …

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Former Bukimbiri County NUP flagbearer crosses to NRM

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joshua Mutabazi, the National Unity Platform-NUP party flag bearer who was withdrawn from the Bukimbiri County by-election has crossed to the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Mutabazi was nominated on Tuesday to contest with Owebeyi, Eddie Kwizera Wagahungu of the National Resistance Movement (NRM)-party, and independent candidate …

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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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NUP withdraws from Bukimbiri County by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP) party has withdrawn its candidate in the Bukimbiri county by-election, in order to jointly support James Owebeyi, a candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party. The withdrawn candidate is 19-year-old Joshua Mutabazi who had been nominated on Tuesday …

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