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EC asks court to dismiss petitions against Ssegirinya and Nsereko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission wants court to dismiss election petitions against Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Kampala Central counterpart, Muhammad Nsereko on account that they were not served with the petitions. The commission says it would be unjust for court to hear and rule …

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Court annuls Soroti East polls, orders fresh elections

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Soroti has nullified the election of Moses Okia Attan as the Soroti City East Member of Parliament. In her ruling delivered this morning, Justice Anne Mugenyi Bitature said the election of Attan was conducted in non-existent wards of Aloet and Opiyai. …

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Court asked to dismiss petition against Lira District Woman MP

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has asked court to dismiss an election petition filed against the Lira District Woman Member of Parliament. The EC argues that the witnesses who swore affidavits are not registered voters. The petition was filed by a concerned resident Bonny Aliro, against Agnes …

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Youth coalition outlines recommendations for improving electoral process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Youth election observation mission for the 2021 general elections have called on the Independent Electoral Commission to make certain things right for the country to hold future events better. In a statement released recently, the coalition observed human rights violations by security agencies, delays …

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Court dismisses Nabakooba’s objection to EC DR forms

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mubende has allowed the Electoral Commission to present Declaration Result-DR forms in an election petition between the Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba and her rival Joyce Bagala. Justice Emmanuel Baguma ruled that for the court to reach a just and fair decision, …

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Electoral Commission asks court to dismiss Fred Nyanzi’s petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has asked the court to dismiss an election petition challenging the victory of Muhammad Nsereko for the Kampala Central MP seat on grounds that Fred Nyanzi did not serve Nsereko with the election petition. Nsereko was declared the winner with 16,998 votes …

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Court throws out application seeking EC to provide biometric machines

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal High Court has thrown out an application asking the Electoral Commission-EC to produce and present to court Biometric Voter Verification–BVV machines. The application was filed on Monday by Jackson Mbaju Kathika, the loser of the Busongora County MP election, in Kasese district. …

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Electoral Commission asks court to dismiss petition against Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has asked the High Court in Kampala to dismiss a petition challenging the election of Muhammad Ssegirinya as Kawempe North member of Parliament. Ssegirinya defeated nine other candidates when he scored 41,197 votes against his closest challenger Sulaiman Kidandala who had 7,512 …

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