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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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Electoral Commission has failed to manage elections – FDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party has joined the National Unity Platform-NUP to condemn Electoral Commission-EC for alleged failure to manage the electoral process. The FDC secretary-general, Nathan Nandala Mafabi says it appears security and incumbent President Yoweri Museveni have taken over the elections. …

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NUP faults electoral commission for Kyagulanyi’s arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party has faulted Electoral Commission-EC over the arrest of their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu. Kyagulanyi was picked up by police from Luuka district headquarters on Wednesday while addressing a campaign rally. His arrest sparked protests in different parts of the …

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Police block presidential candidate Tumukunde from campaigning in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police have blocked Independent Presidential Candidate Rt. Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde from addressing any of his planned rallies in Kasese District.  Tumukunde’s Monday programme according to the Electoral Commission harmonized schedule was meant to take him through the districts of Kasese and Bunyangabu. However, the …

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