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Museveni, EC, AG lawyers find supreme court registry closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Counsel for President Yoweri Museveni, the Attorney General and Electoral Commission have this morning found the Supreme Court registry closed.  Last week, the Supreme Court issued strict timelines for hearing the presidential election petition by the National Unity Platform-NUP President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.  The petition …

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6,000 invalid votes traced in districts where EC recorded none

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When the Electoral Commission (EC) released tally sheets for January 14, 2021, presidential election results, there was an odd pattern. There were no invalid votes in the districts of Katakwi, Budaka and Pakwach. But Declaration Forms from the same districts that were collected by National …

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EC criticized for incomplete local council polls in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission has come under criticism from the National Unity Platform-NUP party leaders in Sembabule District over the delay to complete local council elections in their area. The NUP leaders led by Muhammad Ssemanda, the district party registrar are accusing the commission of …

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Declaration forms from 23 polling stations, never reached EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Results from 23 polling stations in Kampala did not make it to the Electoral Commission’s final tally sheet after their Declaration Forms disappeared between the polling stations and the tally centre in Kyambogo.    The said polling stations account for 22,103 registered voters and are …

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EC declares new candidate in Ngora county

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has declared the National Resistance Movement- NRM candidate Juliet Achayo Lodou as the winner for Ngora county parliamentary seat after the complete tally of all the 65 polling stations in the county. Ngora District Returning Officer Peter Toddu had declared the incumbent, …

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Tumukunde given 825 votes in areas where he never had votes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Henry Tumukunde impressively won a polling station in Entebbe municipality and another in Busiro South county according to the Wakiso district tally sheet from the January 14th presidential elections. The election final tally sheet shows that Tumukunde won Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary School …

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CSOs in Busoga call for adequate preparation of electoral process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local election observers in Busoga sub-region have asked the Electoral Commission to adequately prepare for future elections. They argue that it will enable them easily conduct their civic education roles. While addressing the press about their findings on Thursday, the observers noted that due to …

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EC gifted hundreds of Bobi Wine’s votes to Katumba in final tally

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate John Katumba polled more than 100 votes from about seven polling stations across the country according to the tally by the Electoral Commission from polls held on January 14. Katumba who rarely polled votes above five at most of the polling stations …

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Two suspects face court martial for killing police constable in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Two of the three suspects who were arrested for killing a Special Police Constable (SPC) Gracious Byaryabakabu, have been transferred to the army’s second Division headquarters in Mbarara, from where they will be arraigned before the General Court martial. Byaryabakabu,59, was killed on January 27, …

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