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Muntu urges diaspora to fund Opposition campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu has called on Ugandans in the diaspora to fund the campaigns of opposition political parties in the 2020/2021 general elections. He says the opposition have a common goal of taking over power. Muntu, a presidential candidate standing on the …

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Mabirizi runs to court to cancel presidential nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice challenging the recently concluded presidential nominations which he says were marred by irregularities. On Monday and Tuesday this week, the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi nominated eleven candidates to contest in the …

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Don’t be swayed by emotions, Muntu tells voters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans should not be swayed by emotions when voting Presidential and Parliamentary candidates says presidential candidate, Major General Mugisha Muntu Gregg. The Alliance For National Transformation (ANT) presidential candidate says emotions can lead voters into choices that could be contrary to the country’s interests. Retired …

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Kyagulanyi warned against rejecting EC security escorts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security and election experts have warned National Unity Platform –NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, against rejecting the Electoral Commission security escorts. Like all duly nominated presidential candidates, Kyagulanyi was on Tuesday given police guards but he has since rejected them. According …

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NUP rejects withdrawal of flag bearer from Sembabule parliamentary race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP flag bearer for Sembabule Woman Member of Parliament has been blocked from withdrawing from the race. Last month, Babikola wrote to the Electoral Commission and the NUP Secretariat informing them that she was withdrawing from the race on …

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Two rejected presidential aspirants threaten to sue EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two presidential aspirants have threatened to sue the Electoral Commission for blocking their nomination for 2021 general elections. They are Elizabeth Nabatanzi Lugudde Katwe and Fred Kyemuko Wokuli from the Revolutionary People’s party –RPP. The two are part of 23 aspirants who successfully submitted endorsement …

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NURP members appeal against High Court ruling in NUP formation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two founding members of the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party- NURP have challenged last month’s ruling by Justice Musa Ssekaana. Justice Ssekaana dismissed an application filed by Difas Basile and Hassan Twaha who had sued National Unity Platform- NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi for …

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Bobi Wine rejects Electoral Commission security escorts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has rejected the security escort detail which was attached to him by Electoral Commission yesterday after nomination saying that they failed the first test of their duty when they looked on as …

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Presidential elections set for January 14, 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set January 14, 2021, as the election day for the President. The same date was earlier announced as the polling date for Members of Parliament. The date was declared just a day after the conclusion of nominations for presidential candidates, a …

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