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Acholi leaders condemn violence, call for calmness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Acholi sub region have condemned the recent electoral violence that broke out in Kampala and other parts of the country following the arrest and detention of National Unity Platform – NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. The Nwoya district woman MP Lilly Adong says …

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Religious leaders ask security personnel to refrain from acts of brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under their umbrella, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda- IRCU have asked security personnel from to refrain from acts of brutality. Addressing the media on Wednesday in Mbarara, Joshua Kitakule, the Secretary-General IRCU said as the country is trying to avoid incidents of electoral …

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Voters asked to shun candidates who engage in electoral violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama has implored voters to shun any candidate who engages in electoral violence. Speaking on Thursday at the Electoral Commission offices along Jinja road in Kampala, Byabakama said those who engage in violence discredit the work that …

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