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EC chairman scoffs at US Embassy for abandoning observer mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has scoffed at the US Mission in Uganda for cancelling its diplomatic observer mission of Uganda’s elections. Earlier today, the mission announced the cancellation on grounds that the vast majority of its requests for observing …

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Electoral Commission issues warning against parallel tally centers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has said it doesn’t want political parties and opposition candidates to have parallel election results tally centers. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday as he flagged off electoral materials to districts, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Electoral Commission chairman said that under the …

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Byabakama responds to UN suspension of travels to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC isn’t bothered by the decision by the UN to suspend the travel of its staff to Uganda according to Justice Byabakama Simon Mugenyi. He told journalists at the Commission headquarters on Tuesday that if the UN travel restriction to Uganda is based on …

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Kyagulanyi vows to continue holding rallies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The conflict between the Electoral Commission, security agencies and Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, the presidential candidate of the National Unity Platform -NUP will not be ending soon as he vowed to continue with his normal campaigning. Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting the Electoral Commission chairperson …

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EC summons Kyagulanyi and Amuriat over breach of election guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has summoned the National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and FDC’s Patrick Amuriat Oboi over repeated flouting of election guidelines. The Electoral Commission acting on the direction of the Ministry of Health banned mass gatherings that have more than 200 …

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EC expels two parliamentary candidates in Terego district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has expelled two candidates from the Terego East constituency parliamentary race citing discrepancies in their documents. They are Martin Andua, the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT candidate and Egama Sam Raxton Adrapi, an independent. The Terego district returning officer officially received the two copies …

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EC ejects two candidates from the Bududa woman parliamentary race

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has ejected two candidates from the Bududa woman parliamentary elections following a petition by their rival citing discrepancies in their names. They are Agness Khainza Shiuma and Esther Wetsese Lois who were nominated as independent candidates. Trouble for the two stems from …

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EC letter to police is a pathetic, empty formality – Opposition camps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition presidential candidates have discredited a letter written by the Electoral Commission to the police on the disruption of campaign meetings by security forces. The different camps of opposition presidential candidates have expressed a total lack of confidence in the Electoral Commission to direct police …

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