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ANT decries heavy security presence in campaign venues

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National campaign manager for Alliance National Transformation (ANT), Winifred Kiiza has said that they are failing to interact with voters due to constant presence of security. Kiiza who is leading General Mugisha Muntu’s campaign says that it  scaring to voters that wherever they go …

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Police blocks Tumukunde’s rallies in Kikuube district

Kikuube, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Police in Kikuube District on Monday disrupted all the planned campaign rallies of Lt. Gen Henry Tumukunde. Police led by Irene Acheng, the Kikuube District Police Commander prevented Tumukunde from addressing rallies in all of the scheduled venues.  He was scheduled to hold rallies at …

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Acholi religious leaders concerned over election violence

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious leaders in Northern Uganda under their umbrella body, Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) are concerned about cases of electoral and political violence during the campaigns.  The Archbishop of the Gulu Archdiocese John Baptist Odama, also the Chairperson of ARLPI says that since the …

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Proportional representation will root out chaos in elections – IPOD

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Executive Secretary of the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD Frank has said that the violence witnessed in multiparty democracy can be solved by a proportional representation system of democracy. In Proportional representation, apolitical party that wins 10 percent of the vote, will win 10% of …

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Frank Tumwebaze declared unopposed for Kibale East parliamentary seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has declared the Minister of Gender Frank Tumwebaze, unopposed for the Kibale East Parliamentary seat in Kamwenge district. This is after his rivals withdrew from the race. They are Arthur Nuwagaba who was an independent candidate but leaning on National Resistance Movement-NRM …

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We are in control of the electoral process- EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has said that it is in control of the electoral process. Criticism of the commission has been high following the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Luuka district. Several opposition politicians on Thursday said that the …

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DP’s Mao suspends campaigns, calls for suspension of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party – DP presidential candidate Nobert Mao has suspended his campaigns due to the ongoing violence, killings, harassment, bloodshed, arrest and detention of opposition presidential candidates and innocent Ugandans. This follows the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine, the …

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FDC to proceed with presidential campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party plans to continue with its campaign activities despite recent events which involved foiling of their meetings by security agencies. The security agencies accuse the FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi of flouting guidelines issued by both the Ministry …

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