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Uncertainty veils NRM sub county nominations in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is growing uncertainty on the fate of National Resistance Movement-NRM candidates for Rugusuulu sub-county in Sembabule district, as the party’s Electoral Commission delays to release results of primary polls conducted more than a week ago. The NRM conducted party primaries to choose candidates for …

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Uganda runs out of election symbols, creates more

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The ten election symbols approved by the Electoral Commission for independent candidates are not enough. THe symbols are:  bicycles, pot, clock, chair, saucepan, table, cup, radio, kettle and ball. However, these symbols have been exhausted by the local government direct councilors in some electoral areas. …

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MPs seek suspension of local council nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have called for the suspension of the ongoing nomination exercise for LCIII chairpersons until amendments are made to the Local Government Act. The legislators have expressed concern over the age restrictions placed by the law on LCIII …

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Nomination expenses irk political aspirants in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aspirants for the various local government leadership positions in Sembabule district are decrying the high costs associated with seeking nomination to contest for elective positions. The outcry comes as intending candidates for local government positions are returning nomination forms to the Electoral Commission seeking clearance …

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ANT queries late nomination of presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation- ANT has questioned the rationale used by Electoral Commission to delay the nomination of presidential candidates saying this will deny them sufficient time to campaign across the country. According to the EC roadmap, the nomination of presidential candidates will take …

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MPs resist EC position on candidates names

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi has told parliament that any political aspirant who changed their name after the enactment of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 will be required to adhere to provisions of the law before nomination by the Electoral Commission (EC). …

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NUP members protest delayed endorsement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was chaos at the National Unity Platform-NUP party headquarters in Kamwokya on Tuesday afternoon after several aspirants showed up demanding for endorsement as official party candidates. The disgruntled aspirants demanded answers having spent two days trekking to the party offices to pick their …

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