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EC, CCEDU disagree on election observation report

Executive Director CCEDU, Charity Ahimbisibwe argues that it’s CCEDU’s core mandate to do election observation, whether accredited by electoral commission or not Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The NGO Bureau has tasked the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) to provide an explanation of how it produced a 2021 election …

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Security heightened in Kampala markets, major roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Military personnel have been deployed at all major road junctions in Kampala City.  In the City centre, there is a visible security presence at Wandegeya traffic lights, Clock Tower, Shoprite traffic lights, Kibuye roundabout, Bombo road junction, Nsambya traffic lights and Jinja Road. At all …

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Loser of Entebbe municipality mayoral race petitions court

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The loser in the Entebbe Municipality Mayoral elections has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to overturn the victory of Fabrice Brad Rulinda. In his petition before the Civil Division, the petitioner Vincent De Paul Kayanja says that the elections conducted on January 25th …

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EC defends Muhammad Nsereko’s victory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission has defended the victory of the Kampala Central MP Elect Muhammad Nsereko. Nsereko’s victory in the January 14 elections was challenged by his rival Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu who stood on the National Unity Platform ticket. Nsereko garnered 16,998 votes while Nyanzi garnered …

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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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Nancy Kalembe wants EC funding to presidential candidates reinstated

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The former presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked Parliament to reinstate the government facilitation for campaigns of presidential candidates.  The facilitation which included 20 Million Shillings and a car to each presidential candidate was scrapped in 2015 following the decision by Parliament to amend …

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Voter seeks to overturn victory of Ssekandi’s rival

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Martin Henry Bazzanya, a voter in Masaka district has run to High Court seeking to overturn the victory of Richard Ssebamala in the Bukoto Central parliamentary race. Ssebamala defeated the incumbent Bukoto Central MP and Vice president Edward Ssekandi, who was seeking his fifth five-year elective …

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