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SPCs protest delayed payment in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Special Police Constables-SPCs who were deployed to provide security during the presidential and local council elections in Hoima city and Hoima district are grumbling over what they call delayed payment of their allowances. A large group stormed the Hoima city Electoral Commission offices in Kijungu, …

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FDC leaders in Kasese promise to seize lost seats from NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The defeated Kasese LC V chairperson Sibendire Bigogo Geoffrey of the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party says the defeat in the parliamentary and local government council elections will strengthen the party. Bigogo on Wednesday lost the LC V seat to NRM’s Muhindi Bukombi Eliphaz …

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NUP captures Luweero, incumbents firm in Nakaseke and Nakasongola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erastus Kibirango, the National Unity Platform candidate has emerged winner of the Luweero district chairperson’s race, further widening the party’s base in an area hitherto known as a stronghold of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. Kibirango polled 44,206 of the total votes cast to …

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Does Bobi Wine stand any chance against Museveni in the Supreme Court?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Barely a week ago, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the president of the National Unity Platform indicated that he was headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the 2021 presidential election. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement candidate was on January …

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Kampala central division polling assistants cry out for their pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some 756 polling agents who have been manning the polls in Kampala Central division for the Electoral Commission (EC) have not been paid for their work. The polling agents are demanding for training allowances for one day of 10,000 shillings each and 80,000 shillings for …

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NRM loses Kalungu district to NUP in local government polls

Kalungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party has suffered a major defeat in Kalungu district leadership after the majority of their candidates lost seats in local government elections conducted on Wednesday. NRM lost the Kalungu district chairperson’s seat and majority of positions of representatives in …

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VIDEOS: List of videos that the EC is to investigate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission, headed by Justice Simon Byabakam, is to investigate the source of over a dozen videos currently circulating on social media that show alleged ticking of ballot papers and stuffing ballots. “The Electoral Commission has noted video recordings circulating on social media showing …

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Katikkiro Mayiga defends Buganda

Katikkiro says NRM should not accuse but address issues in Buganda Kampala, Uganda | URN & THE INDEPENDENT | Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has dismissed the talk of sectarian voting in Buganda during the presidential and parliamentary elections. He has instead put the spotlight on the voting in other parts of …

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