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Nyanzi lists nine grounds of appeal against court ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Nyanzi has listed nine grounds in his appeal against a High Court decision dismissing his petition challenging the victory of Muhammad Nsereko, the Member of Parliament for Kampala Central. Nyanzi who contested on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket sued the Electoral Commission, the Kampala …

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EC to blacklist staff implicated in malpractice

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kiira region election officer, Emmanuel Matsiko has said that the Electoral Commission-EC will blacklist all their staff implicated in election malpractice related tendencies. Speaking to political leaders and civil society organization-CSO actors during the post-election evaluation meeting held at Iganga district headquarters last Friday, …

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Court dismisses petition filed against Minister Obiga Kania

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Arua has thrown out a petition filed against State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania. Apama Amato Boroa petitioned the court seeking to nullify Obiga Kania’s victory on grounds that four of his documents used for the nomination had different names …

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EC asks court to dismiss petitions against Ssegirinya and Nsereko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission wants court to dismiss election petitions against Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Kampala Central counterpart, Muhammad Nsereko on account that they were not served with the petitions. The commission says it would be unjust for court to hear and rule …

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Court annuls Soroti East polls, orders fresh elections

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Soroti has nullified the election of Moses Okia Attan as the Soroti City East Member of Parliament. In her ruling delivered this morning, Justice Anne Mugenyi Bitature said the election of Attan was conducted in non-existent wards of Aloet and Opiyai. …

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Court asked to dismiss petition against Lira District Woman MP

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has asked court to dismiss an election petition filed against the Lira District Woman Member of Parliament. The EC argues that the witnesses who swore affidavits are not registered voters. The petition was filed by a concerned resident Bonny Aliro, against Agnes …

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Youth coalition outlines recommendations for improving electoral process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Youth election observation mission for the 2021 general elections have called on the Independent Electoral Commission to make certain things right for the country to hold future events better. In a statement released recently, the coalition observed human rights violations by security agencies, delays …

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