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UBC, EC harmonizing media access for presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and the Electoral Commission are harmonizing program schedules and time to host aspiring presidential candidates. According to Wilfred Senyange, the UBC public relations officer, all presidential candidates have been contacted, requested for their campaign program schedules to cover their campaigns …

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Sembabule NUP candidate protests party decision blocking her withdraw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP Sembabule Woman parliamentary candidate has petitioned Electoral Commission protesting her party’s decision to block her withdrawal from the race. She wants the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama to intervene in the misunderstanding in which she accuses …

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Muntu urges diaspora to fund Opposition campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu has called on Ugandans in the diaspora to fund the campaigns of opposition political parties in the 2020/2021 general elections. He says the opposition have a common goal of taking over power. Muntu, a presidential candidate standing on the …

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Mabirizi runs to court to cancel presidential nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice challenging the recently concluded presidential nominations which he says were marred by irregularities. On Monday and Tuesday this week, the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi nominated eleven candidates to contest in the …

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Don’t be swayed by emotions, Muntu tells voters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans should not be swayed by emotions when voting Presidential and Parliamentary candidates says presidential candidate, Major General Mugisha Muntu Gregg. The Alliance For National Transformation (ANT) presidential candidate says emotions can lead voters into choices that could be contrary to the country’s interests. Retired …

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Kyagulanyi warned against rejecting EC security escorts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security and election experts have warned National Unity Platform –NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, against rejecting the Electoral Commission security escorts. Like all duly nominated presidential candidates, Kyagulanyi was on Tuesday given police guards but he has since rejected them. According …

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NUP rejects withdrawal of flag bearer from Sembabule parliamentary race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP flag bearer for Sembabule Woman Member of Parliament has been blocked from withdrawing from the race. Last month, Babikola wrote to the Electoral Commission and the NUP Secretariat informing them that she was withdrawing from the race on …

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Two rejected presidential aspirants threaten to sue EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two presidential aspirants have threatened to sue the Electoral Commission for blocking their nomination for 2021 general elections. They are Elizabeth Nabatanzi Lugudde Katwe and Fred Kyemuko Wokuli from the Revolutionary People’s party –RPP. The two are part of 23 aspirants who successfully submitted endorsement …

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