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Obongi nominations held under tight security.

Obongi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   There is heavy and tight security deployment in Obongi town as nominations take place at the Electoral Commission offices. When Oongi MP Kapsi Fugaroo who went to be nominate at 10:00am, he was met by anti-riot police who had cordoned off the EC offices. …

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Ssemujju driven back home from nomination by police

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kira municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has been driven back to his home in Kirinnya – Bukasa immediately after he was nominated to contest for the same seat in next year’s elections. Ssemujju who defied the ban by the Electoral Commission on …

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EC abandons nomination schedule to prioritize emergency cases

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has made exceptions in nominations for Parliamentary aspirants prioritizing those with emergencies. Aspirants from the five divisions of Kawempe, Lubaga, Nakawa, Makindye and Kampala central started arriving at the Electoral Commission Offices in Ntinda, as early as 7 a.m., in line …

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Police make early deployment at Mukono EC offices

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mukono have made early deployment at the district electoral commission offices in order to avoid chaos at the center. Two check points have been mounted at the two main road entries from Kampala. Deployments have also been made outside and inside the …

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Nsereko, Nyanzi quietly march to Kampala nomination centre

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Kampala Central parliamentary aspirants this morning quietly entered the Ntinda Electoral Commission office as the Electoral Commission kicked off nominations. The exercise which started this morning across the country will run for two days. The candidates to be nominated include directly elected MPs seats …

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Parliamentary aspirants restricted to four people on nomination day

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliamentary Aspirants in Kampala have been restricted to moving with only four supporters, as they head out for the nomination. No aspirant will be allowed to reach the Electoral Commission office in Ntinda with more than four supporters and two vehicles, according to police.  …

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Three presidential aspirants have submitted signatures to EC – Bukenya

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the clock ticks to the October 16 deadline, only three presidential aspirants have so far submitted signatures supporting their candidature to the Electoral Commission for verification.  Speaking to Uganda Radio Network – URN, Paul Bukenya, the acting spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said, …

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Kabale delegates boycott NRM Youth MP primaries

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale district youth delegates have shunned the primary election for the National Resistance Movement-NRM Western Region Youth parliamentary candidate citing gross irregularities. The election has attracted 14 aspirants. They are Agnes Tushabe, Edwin Muzamuzi, Tugume, Joshua Israel Akandwanaho, Gwenny Murungi, Mark Ariho Baitwababo, Elijah Naturinda, …

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Kadaga, EC bicker over extension of nomination dates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has revised the dates for nominations of Members of Parliament to October 15 and 16, to allow MPs to undertake deed polls for  the reallighnment of their names.  The new pronouncement by the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama does not …

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