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EC ejects two candidates from the Bududa woman parliamentary race

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has ejected two candidates from the Bududa woman parliamentary elections following a petition by their rival citing discrepancies in their names. They are Agness Khainza Shiuma and Esther Wetsese Lois who were nominated as independent candidates. Trouble for the two stems from …

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Bobi Wine demands meeting with Electoral Commission boss

Kyagulanyi accuses Police of negligently firing bullets at him on his way to Jinja Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city on Tuesday blocked National Unity Platform-NUP presidential flag bearer, Robert Kyagulanyi from holding a campaign rally at Budondo sub-county headquarters. Earlier in the day, there was a …

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Security blocks FDC’s Amuriat from campaigning in Cyanika border, Nyakabande

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials have today blocked the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat from campaigning in Nyakabande sub-county and the Uganda-Rwanda border of Cyanika in Kisoro district. According to the Electoral commission campaign road map, Amuriat was scheduled to campaign in Kisoro, …

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EC letter to police is a pathetic, empty formality – Opposition camps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition presidential candidates have discredited a letter written by the Electoral Commission to the police on the disruption of campaign meetings by security forces. The different camps of opposition presidential candidates have expressed a total lack of confidence in the Electoral Commission to direct police …

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EC trains 400 prisons officers to handle 2021 ballot papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 400 prison officers are undergoing training by the Electoral Commission -EC to pack ballot papers. The officers from the Uganda Prisons are undergoing training in ballot paper safety, packaging as well as distribution to polling centers. The EC says that the prison officers …

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ELECTIONS: Byabakama writes to IGP Ochola

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission – EC has today written a letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola demanding to know why the force he leads has continuously interrupted campaign meetings of opposition presidential candidates.  In a letter dated November 16th, Justice Simon …

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EC calls on candidates to report cases of security interference during campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has called on presidential candidates to report all cases where security agencies or Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] unjustly interfere in their legitimate campaign programs. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that they can’t do …

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Tumukunde fails to hold rallies in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has today failed to hold rallies in Masindi district.    Tumukunde who arrived in Masindi from Buliisa district at 3pm was blocked by police led by the Masindi District Police commander Vincent Irama from addressing traders at Kijura …

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EC will not faciltate political parties to witness printing of ballots

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has said that it cannot facilitate political parties and other stakeholders to witness the printing of ballot papers.  Speaking to Uganda Radio Network at the Commission’s headquarters at Jinja Road in Kampala, on Tuesday, Paul Bukenya, the Spokesperson of the Electoral Commission …

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