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Walukagga wins in Kyengera Town Council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Musician Mathias Walukagga has been declared the winner in the race for the Kyengera Town council LCIII Chairperson. Walukagga who contested on a NUP ticket polled 17133 votes followed by Geoffrey Ssebagala of the NRM party with 5,882 votes.  Adrian Sseryazi an independent scored …

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Pastors congratulate Museveni for winning ‘most peaceful’ election

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Born Again Pastors have congratulated President Yoweri Museveni for having won what they called the most peaceful election in Uganda’s history.   The Electoral Commission last month declared Museveni as having won the January 2021 elections with 58.38 per cent against his closest rival, Kyagulanyi Sentamu …

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GEN JEJE ODONGO: Buganda is not being targeted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has told parliament that government cannot trace 31 of the 44 who have allegedly been kidnapped in the country in the past month. He said seven of the cases he has investigated were not kidnapped but …

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DP, NUP, NRM share sub county LCIII seats in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform, Democratic Party and National Resistance Movement have shared seats in the four sub-counties of Masaka district in the LCIII elections. Cyrus Kalema of NUP was declared winner LCIII Chairperson for Kyanamukaka sub-county, after polling 4,002 votes, followed by NRMs’ Mathias Ssekiwala who …

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LCIII elections cancelled in three Bundibugyo sub counties

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  LCIII elections in three sub-counties in Bundibugyo district have been cancelled due to missing photos of candidates on the ballot papers.  On Wednesday, voters turned up to elect LCIII Chairpersons for sub-counties and town councils across the country. The voters are also voting for Parish …

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LCIII candidates worried of low voter turnup

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates for sub-county chairpersons across Teso have expressed concern over the low voter turnout in the LCIII council elections.   Across Orungo County in Amuria district, most polling stations were empty in the morning until 12 pm when people started turning up at polling stations to …

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Gov’t seeks more time to present statement on kidnaps

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has asked Parliament for more time to enable him present a statement on the violation of human rights during elections and kidnaps. Gen. Odongo was today expected to present a statement on the matter after he made …

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Sub county elections halted in Kasangombe, Nabingoola

Luweero Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The election of the LC III Chairperson of Kasangombe sub-county in Nakaseke district has been cancelled over an error on the candidate’s names on the ballot papers. The Electoral Commission nominated four candidates to contest for the seat. They include incumbent James Makande (NRM), Sam …

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