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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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Over 100 miss out on day one of nomination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several aspirants who turned up for nomination for local council at the electoral commission offices in Ntinda left frustrated after they failed to get nominated. The aspirants who were over 1000 endured the whole day at the Kampala district electoral area in Ntinda only to …

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NRM sets dates for residual party primary elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has set dates for holding residual party primary elections. The elections will start on September 25th and run till October 3rd 2020 in constituencies where primary elections for parliamentary candidates were postponed. Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson …

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NUP overwhelmed by petitions as members go independent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform- NUP is overwhelmed with the number of members petitioning against its vetting process that selected party flag bearers. Mercy Walukamba, the chairperson of the party election management committee admitted that there are hundreds of complaints received from Kampala and Metropolitan areas alone. …

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NRM Electoral Commission summons 17 district election officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is summoning its election officers from 17 districts to explain the genesis of malpractices that marred the recent party primaries within their jurisdictions. The officers are from the districts of Ibanda, Isingiro, Tororo, Mbale, Jinja, Gulu, Kanungu, Lira, …

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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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