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Seven nominated for Dokolo parliamentary by- election

Dokolo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has nominated seven candidates for the Dokolo Parliamentary by-election. The two- days nomination exercise presided over by Erikwaine Ngobi, the Dokolo District Returning officer took place at the offices of the EC in Dokolo town. The candidates are Rosemary Austin Alwoc …

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The securitisation of the 2026 election

Now that the Electoral Commission is reconstituted, this Mail & Guardian article traces Uganda’s journey to accepting violence as the highest form of political organising. POLITICS | ANALYSIS |  In 1971, a young university student wrote a thesis on Frantz Fanon’s ideas on violence as the highest form of political organising. …

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Parliament vets Electoral Commission members

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Committee of Parliament on Appointments chaired by Speaker Anita Among on Tuesday vetted the seven nominees appointed to the Electoral Commission – EC by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The nominees include Justice Simon Byamukama (Chairperson), Hajjati Aisha Lubega (Deputy Chairperson), James Peter Emorut, …

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Museveni reappoints Justice Byabakama as chairperson Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama, and his deputy, Hajat Aisha Luebga have been reappointed for another seven-year term at the Electoral Commission. In November 2016, Justice Byabakama was appointed Chairperson of the Electoral Commission for a seven (7) year term. It is confirmed that President Museveni wrote …

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Construction of UGX 4.6Bn Regional Election Centre in West Nile Starts

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral commission (EC) has embarked on the construction of the first-ever custom-built Regional Election Office to serve all the 12 districts and Arua city in the West Nile.. The construction works for the Regional Election Centre located on Plot 2, Municipal By-pass in Arua central …

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EC sets date for Bukedea LCV chairperson by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set June 14, 2023, as a day for the Bukedea LCV Chairperson by-election, following the death of Moses Olemukan. The commission will also fill three positions of Councilors in Mukongoro, Kotiokot, and Bukedea sub-counties. The positions fell vacant after the …

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EC seeks Shs80bn for Women Councils, LC elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has asked Parliament to provide an additional Shs80 billion required to conduct Women Council elections, whose term expired in 2022 and the Local Council elections due for July 2023. The money is part of the Shs542 billion the electoral body tabled …

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UMSC electoral commission chairperson Wesswa suspended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, on Friday, suspended the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) Electoral Commission Chairperson Omar Muhammad Wesswa for extorting money from aspirants during the election. Mubaje who is the Mufti of Uganda accused Wesswa of failure to avail the management of full reports …

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