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13 NRM MPs express interest in speakership race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirteen National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs have expressed interest in the position of Speaker of Parliament. These include the Deputy Speaker Anita Among, Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi, Minister of State for Defence Jacob Oboth Oboth, Jackson Atima Lee Buti, Arua Central MP, and Tororo …

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NRM sets dates for residual party primary elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has set dates for holding residual party primary elections. The elections will start on September 25th and run till October 3rd 2020 in constituencies where primary elections for parliamentary candidates were postponed. Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson …

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NRM Electoral Commission summons 17 district election officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is summoning its election officers from 17 districts to explain the genesis of malpractices that marred the recent party primaries within their jurisdictions. The officers are from the districts of Ibanda, Isingiro, Tororo, Mbale, Jinja, Gulu, Kanungu, Lira, …

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Dr Tanga Odoi threatens to disqualify Rushenyi candidates over protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM Electoral Commission chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi has threatened to disqualify any candidate behind the demonstrations connected to the contested Rushenyi County NRM primary elections. It follows a week of protests by angry voters in Rushenyi County, Rwahi, Rubaare and …

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Minister Rukutana takes lead in Rushenyi county vote recount

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister of Labor Mwesigwa Rukutana is leading the Rushenyi County NRM party primary elections in a recount held today. The recount presided over by the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party-Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi follows a petition filed by Rukutana challenging …

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Butemba county aspirants jointly challenge NRM primary results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five contestants in the just concluded National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries in Butemba Constituency, Kyankwanzi district are demanding for the nullification of results from the exercise. The contestants who include area MP Innocent Pentagon Kamusiime, former MP Samuel Ssemugaba, Peter Babu Kabango, Patrick …

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Kitgum parliamentary aspirant thrown out of NRM headquaters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were chaotic scenes at the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala early today as police battled with a candidate who wanted his opponent’s candidature cancelled. Charles Ocaya, a candidate in the NRM primaries for Chwa West constituency in Kitgum district was forcefully evicted from …

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NRM suspends party primaries in Mawogola over violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the National Resistance Movement [NRM] Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi has announced the cancellation of elections in Mawogola West County, Sembabule district over violence. The NRM tomorrow is holding nationwide party primaries to choose candidates for district and other Parliamentary seats. …

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Police warns candidates to refrain from violence ahead of NRM primaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce has warned candidates and their supporters not to involve themselves in violence ahead of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries on Friday. Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police Spokesperson said that the joint …

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NRM to disqualify candidates involved in violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the NRM Electoral Commission has said that candidates involved in election violence risk being disqualified from the party primaries. Speaking to journalists at the NRM Electoral Commission at Plot 13 Kyadondo road in Kampala on Tuesday, Odoi said …

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