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Nomination petitions overwhelm electoral commission

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has received more than 100 petitions challenging the nomination of Parliamentary candidates from various constituencies across the country. The nominations were concluded a week ago. Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi explained that some of the petitions are from the National …

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MPs welcome polling date for parliamentary elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have welcomed the announcement by the Electoral Commission on the Polling date for Parliamentary elections next year. The Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama announced on Thursday that the elections will be held on January 14 2021. During a press conference at …

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FDC and DP fail to field candidates for MP seats in Arua city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC and Democratic-Party leaders in Arua city are in a dilemma after failing to attract candidates for elective positions. Records from the Electoral Commission offices in Arua city indicate that FDC party only nominated candidates for two constituencies of …

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Museveni asks Supreme Court to dismiss petition against nomination signatures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni’s has through his lawyers asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition seeking to stop presidential aspirants from looking for signatures of their supporters before being nominated by the Electoral Commission. In September, presidential aspirant Ivan Samuel Ssebadduka petitioned the Supreme Court …

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EC set to announce election date for MPs, LCs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission is set to announce the specific date for elections of Members of Parliament and Local Government councils, leaving out the date for the Presidential elections pending nominations. This was revealed by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga while presenting a statement to Parliament …

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FDC submits signatures endorsing Amuriat’s presidential bid to EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC has submitted to the Electoral Commission the signatures endorsing Patrick Oboi Amuriat’s candidature for the presidency. Amuriat will be the official candidate of the FDC in the 2021 presidential race. According to the Presidential Elections Act, each presidential …

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NUP complains to EC over denial of air space

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party has called for the intervention of the Electoral Commission following complaints by their members that some media houses especially in upcountry areas are denying them air space. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP party spokesperson says that they have received complaints …

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MPs demand specific date for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has faulted Electoral Commission and government for failure to gazette the specific date for the 2021 general elections. According to the Electoral Commission, the general elections will take place between January 10th and February 8th, 2020. The Commission …

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MPs query unequal distribution of funds to political parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to explain the modalities used to distribute the 15 billion Shillings given to political parties with representation in Parliament. The Electoral Commission received 15 billion Shillings last week to cover facilitation for quarter one and  quarter two activities by the …

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Some presidential aspirants are forging supporters signatures -EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has said that several aspiring presidential candidates are submitting forged signatures of supporters supporting their nomination.  Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, at his office on Jinja Road in Kampala, Paul Bukenya, the acting spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that although 14 …

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