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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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Nancy Kalembe wants EC funding to presidential candidates reinstated

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The former presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked Parliament to reinstate the government facilitation for campaigns of presidential candidates.  The facilitation which included 20 Million Shillings and a car to each presidential candidate was scrapped in 2015 following the decision by Parliament to amend …

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Voter seeks to overturn victory of Ssekandi’s rival

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Martin Henry Bazzanya, a voter in Masaka district has run to High Court seeking to overturn the victory of Richard Ssebamala in the Bukoto Central parliamentary race. Ssebamala defeated the incumbent Bukoto Central MP and Vice president Edward Ssekandi, who was seeking his fifth five-year elective …

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Human Rights Committee tasks police on killed EC staff

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of Parliament has tasked Gulu District Police Commander Dickens Bindeeba to produce a conclusive report on the death of a staff of the Electoral Commission in the area. Richardson Tabu, 29, a secretary at the commission offices in Gulu was allegedly …

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Loser challenges election of eastern youth MP elect

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Sumaya Aliza Balunywa, a former contestant for the Eastern Region Youth parliamentary seat has petitioned the High court challenging the victory of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate, Bernard Odoi Oneni.     Odoi garnered 967 votes beating his closest rival Sumaya Aliza Balunywa, who scored …

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NUP silent on critical questions to back Kyagulanyi’s 54% victory claim

Bobi Wine declared himself winner of the January 14 presidential election with 54.19 percent Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Days after the National Unity Platform-NUP former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine declared himself winner of the January 14 presidential election with 54.19 percent, the party has …

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Mwiru petitions court to overturn Nabeta’s victory

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja South East Member of Parliament Paul Mwiru has petitioned Jinja High Court to overturn the election of his National Resistance Movement-NRM party rival, Nathan Igeme Nabeta. Mwiru lost to Nabeta in the January 14th, 2021 polls. Mwiru who ran on the Alliance for …

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EC questions authenticity of Kyagulanyi’s declaration of results forms

Justice Byabakama has questioned why Kyagulanyi failed to present the same result forms before the Supreme Court Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama, the chairman of the Electoral Commission has challenged former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi not to mislead Ugandans by parading results which he failed to table …

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Electoral Commission rejects proposal on election petition tribunals

Justice Byabakama says High Court is capable of handling the parliamentary election petitions and that there is no need to set up tribunals Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has rejected proposals under the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 which seeks to change the process of handling parliamentary …

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EC conducting a 2021 election low voter turnout survey

Belief that elections cannot result into change discouraged people from voting Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) says it’s conducting a study to understand why voters din’t turn up to vote. Cyprian Ogwang, the head of Research and Planning Department at EC says this survey will be …

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