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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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EC suspends women council elections roadmap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has suspended the program for women council and committee elections due to lack of funds. In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of Women Councils and Committees from the …

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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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Court dismisses election appeal against Busiro North MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has dismissed an election appeal filed by Edgar Lubadde, challenging the victory of Paul Nsubuga as the Member of Parliament representing Busiro North Constituency, for failing to serve the record of appeal within the stipulated time of 30 days. In a judgment …

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EC deploys new registrar ahead of Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has deployed a new registrar as the Soroti City East by-election roadmap takes shape. The commission has deployed the Nwoya returning officer, Christian Eyu to preside over the by-elections. She replaces Charles Egimu, the Soroti City registrar who is being accused of …

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Court of Appeal quashes decision to nullify Museveni’s victory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has set aside the decision by the High Court to nullify the victory of William Museveni Ndooli, as Buwekula South County Member of Parliament in Mubende district. In a majority decision of two Justices against one, Lady Justices Elizabeth …

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EC dispatches voting materials ahead of Omoro by-election

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has dispatched polling materials that will be used in the Omoro County by-election on Thursday. The materials include registers, ballot boxes, ballot papers, Biometric Voter Verification Kits, and basins among others. Moses Kagona, the Electoral Commission returning officer for Omoro district says …

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Parliament adopts report recommending UGX 126Bn additional funding to EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The House has adopted a report by its committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs in which MPs recommended additional budgetary allocation to the Electoral Commission (EC) to cater for administrative units elections, transfers to political parties and others. This followed the presentation of a report by …

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Six express interest in Omoro county parliamentary seat

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six people have expressed interest in vying for the Omoro County parliamentary seat in Omoro district. The seat fell vacant following the death of former legislator and Speaker of Parliament Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah on March 20, 2022, in Seattle in the United States of America. …

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EC sets date for Omoro county by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set May 26 as the date for the Omoro County by-elections. The seat fell vacant last month following the death of MP and former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. According to a letter dated April 6, 2022, written by the Secretary to the …

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