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EC moves Kalangala tally center to district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has relocated the Kalangala tally center from its offices in Kizzi village, Kalangala town council to the district council hall. The district registrar, Edmund Misango says the move is to allow for the observance of the standard operating procedures-SOPs to contain the spread …

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Vote rigging tricks revealed to polling agents in Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates and their agents have identified a number of ways through which they allege that rigging may be done. In a training for some polling agents in Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged …

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Kalembe opposes joint vote protection team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nancy Linda Kalembe is opposed to fronting joint polling agents to protect opposition votes on election day. On Tuesday, three presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Forum for Democratic Change candidate-FDC Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Alliance for National Transformation-ANT candidate, …

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Buganda demands ‘visibly free’, non-violent election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has tasked the Electoral Commission to organize a ‘visibly free and fair election’ so that the results can in turn be accepted by the general public. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda made the demand during his address to journalists …

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Internet, social media disrupted ahead of Thursday polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of social media sites have been blocked ahead of the general election on Thursday, January, 14. Ugandans will go to the polls to elect president and Members of Parliament. Many Ugandans are now unable to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or even connect to …

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John Katumba to launch manifesto as campaigns near end

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the saying goes, better late than never. Independent presidential candidate John Katumba is set to launch his political manifesto in a controversial move as he concludes his campaigns ahead of next week’s general election. Departing from the convention of candidates publishing their manifestos, listing …

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Vote and strictly go home – Gen Lokech

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lt Gen Paul Lokech has told Ugandans to strictly vote and go home come the 14th January, polling day. Gen. Lokech was part of the security team addressing a press conference at the police headquarters in Naguru. Lokech says …

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Over 1 trillion shillings spent on electoral activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has in total allocated 1.073 trillion Shillings to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the implementation of election related activities in the run up to the January 2021, general election. This is according to the pre-election economic and fiscal update released by …

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Candidates asked to accept defeat to avoid post election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Politicians vying for various elective positions have been asked to accept defeat to ensure a peaceful post-election period. Rev Canon Awodi, the Diocesan Secretary for Kampala Diocese challenged the leaders and contenders to remember that the progress and stability of the country is in their …

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EC to project results at district tally centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) will project results on screens at districts tally centres to enable candidates agents to see if the data on record corresponds with what features on their declaration forms. The district tally centre is the most important stage in the tallying process …

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