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Winnie Kiiza to head ANT presidential campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Winnie Kiiza, the former Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman Member of Parliament is the national campaign manager of Rtd. Major Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu, the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT presidential candidate. She was officially unveiled by Muntu at the …

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Bobi Wine nominated to contest for presidency

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | (NUP) Presidential aspirant Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been dully nominated to contest in Uganda’s 2021 elections, with a promise to end injustice and corruption. He was however soon after dragged from his official vehicle, and driven away by the police at Kyambogo. …

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MUSEVENI: Uganda is ready for takeoff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has assured the country of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s ability to secure the country’s future, outlining key interventions planned if re-elected to govern the country in next year’s polls. The NRM are the first party to launch their manifesto …

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NUP candidate withdraws from Sembabule Woman MP race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate for the Sembabule Woman parliamentary race has withdrawn from next year’s general elections. Babikola who is also the NUP Sembabule district coordinator communicated her withdraw from the race in a letter to the party secretary-general, David …

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Muntu dully nominated to contest for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ANT party president Mugisha Muntu has been dully cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest for presidency in the 2021 general elections. “Everything appears to be in order and…for that matter, I Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi being the returning officer, declares that Mugisha Muntu …

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Gen. Tumukunde dully nominated to contest for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen. Henry Tumukunde has been dully cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest for presidency in the 2021 general elections. A slight anomaly had been found in Gen Tumukunde’s papers by the Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama and tasked him to take oath to rectify …

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Opponents working with outside forces to cause chaos – Museveni

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has issued a warning to his opponents who he says are working with outside forces to cause chaos in Uganda. Speaking moments after he was nominated as a presidential candidate for the 2021 general elections at Kyambogo University, Museveni said nobody …

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Kadaga asks media to promote civic awareness, publicize electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the country gears up for the 2021 general elections, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has reminded journalists of their role in sensitizing and mobilizing voters to shape the electoral process positively. “The media can promote free and fair elections through civic awareness, …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Behind Brig Sande’s outbursts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The making of another UPDF loud-mouth: Behind Brig Deus Sande’s outbursts THE LAST WORD Col. Bantariza: a lion retires: You made UPDF’s weaknesses seem strengths and it is yet to produce another spokesman …

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EC to use coercive means on presidential aspirants who flout directives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has vowed to deal harshly with presidential aspirants who flout directives put in place for next week’s nominations. Speaking to journalists today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Justice Simon Byabakama said that although they disavow using force at the …

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