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Buganda demands ‘visibly free’, non-violent election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has tasked the Electoral Commission to organize a ‘visibly free and fair election’ so that the results can in turn be accepted by the general public. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda made the demand during his address to journalists …

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Candidates intensify voter education to close gaps ahead of polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the presidential and parliamentary campaigns close, candidates have taken advantage of the gap in voter education and misinformation to increase their visibility ahead of the Thursday polls. Several candidates have produced short video and audio messages to guide the electorate on what to do …

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Nancy Kalembe blocked from campaigning in Kamuli, Buyende

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Monday blocked the independent presidential candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe, from campaigning in Kamuli and Buyende districts.   According to the Electoral Commission (EC) campaign program, Kalembe was supposed to continue campaigning in the two districts after she wrote to the EC informing them of …

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Luwero police impounds four vehicles as NUP candidate escapes arrest

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Denis Sekabira the National Unity Platform Parliamentary Candidate for Katikamu North is on the run after escaping arrest for defying the suspension of campaigns by the Electoral Commission. Sekabira escaped arrest after police officers cornered him at Luwero Central Market in Luwero town council where …

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IGAD election observers to meet presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Election Observer Mission in Uganda will meet the presidential candidates ahead of Thursday’s elections.  The team comprises of 22 observers is led by the Head of Mission Siraj Fegessa, who is also the Director of Peace and Security at …

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Tepeth county MP candidate disqualified over lack of academic papers

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has disqualified an aspirant for Tepeth County in Moroto District for lack of academic papers.  In a letter signed by EC Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Michael Akol was disqualified on December 22 following a petition by the incumbent MP Albert Lokoru, who …

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Kumi candidates disagree on the relocation of tally center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates for the Kumi municipality MP seat have contested the relocation of the tally center from the District Council Hall to the District Registrar’s office located at Tank Ward, South division in Kumi municipality. The relocation of the tally center was announced on Friday as …

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