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Nakasongola demands better services for re-electing Museveni

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakasongola County Member of Parliament and LC V chairperson have asked the National Resistance Movement to prioritize service delivery in the next five years if they are to retain support in the district. Noah Mutebi Wanzala is among the two incumbent Members of Parliament …

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Museveni instructs lawyers to let Bobi Wine withdraw case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has accused Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine of giving the Supreme Court false, irrelevant and contradictory reasons for withdrawing his election petition. Museveni’s response is contained in an affidavit of Oscar Kihika the Director Legal Affairs of National Resistance Movement (NRM) …

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Supreme Court advises Mayambala to first hire a lawyer

Mayambala advised to file formal application to inherit Kyagulanyi’s petition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former presidential candidate Willy Mayambala has been advised to seek the services of a lawyer to enable him file a formal application to take over a presidential election petition that has been abandoned by Robert …

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21 elected MPs face probe over altered DR forms, academic papers

Electoral and political offences department at CID is investigating MPs from 11 districts for allegedly altering declaration forms. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Department is investigating 21 newly elected Members of Parliament for allegedly altering declaration forms and forging academic papers. A senior detective at CID headquarters Kibuli …

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Kyagulanyi rallies NUP leaders to mobilize people to defend his victory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon leaders in his party to mobilize people to defend their party’s victory. Speaking on Thursday to about 300 leaders including councillors and chairpersons of sub-counties and districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono who …

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Mayambala says he is ready to step in, replace Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former presidential candidate Willy Mayambala has written to the Supreme Court requesting that he takes over the presidential election petition filed by former National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The spokesperson of the judiciary Jameson Karemani says that they have received Mayambala’s letter. …

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WITHDRAWAL: The six reasons Bobi Wine has given court

Kyagulanyi officially applies to supreme court to withdraw presidential election petition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The former National Unity Platform-NUP Party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has formally applied to the Supreme Court asking to withdrawal his presidential election petition. His lawyers, led by Medard Lubega Sseggona filed the application …

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Joe Biden warns Uganda on 2021 election irregularities

*⃣ US calls for independent, credible, impartial, and thorough investigations *⃣ US considers range of targeted options to hold individuals in security accountable *⃣ US will pursue their interests and pursue their values at the same time Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | The new United States government led …

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EC demands Statements on Election Results Anomalies from Returning Officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission -EC has directed District Returning Officers to obtain “written statements from presiding officers” as a first step to getting to the bottom of the statistical anomalies arising from the declared results from the January 14th Presidential elections. EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya told …

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