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Heavy security deployment in Kayunga in anticipation of protests

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and army have been deployed in Kayunga district in anticipation of protests from supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP. On Friday morning, the Kayunga returning officer Jennifer Kyobutungi declared Andrew Muwonge as the winner of the district LC5 by-election with 31,830 votes while his …

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EC blames police for coordinating illegal procession in Kayunga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has blamed police for assisting the National Resistance Movement-NRM party conduct a big procession in the district before the official campaigning date in the Kayunga LC5 by-election. EC started nomination of candidates vying for the office of LC5 chairperson in Kayunga to …

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By-elections: Electoral commission starts display of voter registers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has today started the display of the National Voters’ Register in different electoral areas where by-elections for Local Government councils are scheduled to be held. Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission acting spokesperson says that the public display for the voters’ register officially …

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Galisonga appeals against election petition ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The loser of the Bugweri County parliamentary elections Julius Galisonga, has appealed the dismissal of his election petition against the incumbent MP Abdul Katuntu. The Electoral Commission declared Katuntu the winner with 17,813 votes against Galisonga’s 9,074 votes. Daniel Joseph Ibaale of the National Resistance …

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Nyanzi lists nine grounds of appeal against court ruling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Nyanzi has listed nine grounds in his appeal against a High Court decision dismissing his petition challenging the victory of Muhammad Nsereko, the Member of Parliament for Kampala Central. Nyanzi who contested on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket sued the Electoral Commission, the Kampala …

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EC to blacklist staff implicated in malpractice

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kiira region election officer, Emmanuel Matsiko has said that the Electoral Commission-EC will blacklist all their staff implicated in election malpractice related tendencies. Speaking to political leaders and civil society organization-CSO actors during the post-election evaluation meeting held at Iganga district headquarters last Friday, …

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Court dismisses petition filed against Minister Obiga Kania

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Arua has thrown out a petition filed against State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania. Apama Amato Boroa petitioned the court seeking to nullify Obiga Kania’s victory on grounds that four of his documents used for the nomination had different names …

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