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Kampala central PWD aspirants accuse EC of neglect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with disabilities – PWDs eyeing different leadership positions in Kampala central division have expressed discontent at the Electoral Commission officials in the city divisions for neglecting them. Although nominations started at 9am, our reporter found several PWD aspirants at Kampala central division unattended …

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Dr Tanga Odoi threatens to disqualify Rushenyi candidates over protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM Electoral Commission chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi has threatened to disqualify any candidate behind the demonstrations connected to the contested Rushenyi County NRM primary elections. It follows a week of protests by angry voters in Rushenyi County, Rwahi, Rubaare and …

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EC establishes complaints desk as nomination process kicks off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has established a complaints desk to support the nomination exercise of candidates for local government council elections scheduled to start today until October 1, 2020. According to the EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya, the complaints desk will provide any required information to …

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Voters asked to shun candidates who engage in electoral violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama has implored voters to shun any candidate who engages in electoral violence. Speaking on Thursday at the Electoral Commission offices along Jinja road in Kampala, Byabakama said those who engage in violence discredit the work that …

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Court declines to block nomination of NUP candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Musa Ssekaana has dismissed an application seeking to stop Electoral Commission from nominating candidates from the National Unity Platform-NUP party. He delivered the ruling on Tuesday in response to an application filed by Basile Difas and Hassan Twaha who sought to block the …

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Minister Kabasti, three others in Sembabule reject results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement- NRM Electoral Commission officials in Sembabule district have found a hard time to present results from the parliamentary party primaries. Three top contenders for parliamentary party tickets in the district have rejected the poll results saying they are doctored. They are …

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Kitgum parliamentary aspirant thrown out of NRM headquaters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were chaotic scenes at the NRM Electoral Commission in Kampala early today as police battled with a candidate who wanted his opponent’s candidature cancelled. Charles Ocaya, a candidate in the NRM primaries for Chwa West constituency in Kitgum district was forcefully evicted from …

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