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Muntu dully nominated to contest for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ANT party president Mugisha Muntu has been dully cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest for presidency in the 2021 general elections. “Everything appears to be in order and…for that matter, I Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi being the returning officer, declares that Mugisha Muntu …

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EC ejects independent candidate John Katumba over incomplete payments

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has declined to nominate presidential aspirant John Katumba for failure to pay the required nomination fee of 20 million Shillings. According to the Presidential Elections Act, as amended in 2015, an aspirant can only be nominated after showing proof of payment …

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Gen. Tumukunde dully nominated to contest for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen. Henry Tumukunde has been dully cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest for presidency in the 2021 general elections. A slight anomaly had been found in Gen Tumukunde’s papers by the Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama and tasked him to take oath to rectify …

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EC warns Ugandans against confrontations with security forces

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has cautioned supporters of any of the aspiring presidential candidates not to be lured into confrontational engagements with security forces. Byabakama told journalists that the commission had received reports that several presidential aspirants have mobilized supporters to hold …

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Police to escort presidential aspirants to the nomination venue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All presidential aspirants will be escorted by the police personnel from their intended set-off venues to the nomination centre at Kyambogo University. This is according to letters sent by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola to all persons who have been cleared for …

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FDC vows to defy EC on numbers, COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has declared that it will not abide by restrictions on the number of the people accompanying its presidential aspirant Patrick Amuriat Oboi for nomination on Tuesday. The party has also defied a requirement for COVID-19 testing of …

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Amuriat to launch presidential campaign in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi will launch his national campaigns from Soroti city grounds after nominations. According to the Electoral Commission, Amuriat will be nominated on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Amuriat says that Soroti being his home and the …

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EAC mission hails peaceful election as Magufuli wins Tanzanian vote

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The EAC Election Observer Mission to the Tanzania General Election has described the process as having been largely conducted in a peaceful environment. The preliminary statement was issued a few hours before the National Electoral Commission announced incumbent John Pombe Magufuli the duly elected president. …

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