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UPC already preparing for virtual campaigns – Akena

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party President Jimmy Akena says that they are ready to participate in the 2021 general election despite several challenges posed by the revised roadmap recently issued by the Electoral Commission (EC). UPC becomes the first Opposition political party to …

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Opposition groups challenge new EC roadmap

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Justice Forum-JEEMA has described the reviewed Electoral Commission roadmap as unconstitutional. Asuman Basaalirwa, the Justice Forum President says that the Constitution does not provide for the guidelines issued by the commission in preparation for the 2021 polls.   The new roadmap which was released on …

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MPs express mixed reactions to state of nation address

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the State of the Nation Address.  Some MPs said that the President did not offer a clear strategy on how to save the economy from the effects of covid-19 while others say he gave hope to Ugandans.  …

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Walubiri’s UPC faction to issue parallel election roadmap

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress- UPC faction under Peter Walubiri plans to issue a parallel road for their party primaries. This comes after the UPC faction led by Jimmy Akena, the Lira Municipality MP embarked on preparations for the 2021 elections last year with an update …

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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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