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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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EC suspends women council elections roadmap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has suspended the program for women council and committee elections due to lack of funds. In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of Women Councils and Committees from the …

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Contempt between lawyers and judges

What the fight between Justice Musa Sssekaana and lawyer Male Mabirizi reveals Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On Feb. 22, while appearing at the Court of Appeal, Male Mabirizi’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, asked the presiding judge, Justice Christopher Madrama, to remain “judiciously alert”. Mabairizi, a litigious lawyer, is appealing …

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Electoral Commission seeks UGX 90Bn for local council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC is seeking a budgetary provision of 54.5 billion shillings to conduct elections for Local Council I and II and Women Councils and Committees across the country. Justice Simon Byabakama, the EC chairperson tabled the request on Wednesday before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs …

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Parliament questions delays in procurement of new EC offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has questioned the Electoral Commission-EC on the reported breach of procurement procedures in the move to acquire new premises for its headquarters. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) earmarked the current EC premises at Jinja road for construction of the Jinja-Kampala …

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By-elections: Electoral commission starts display of voter registers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has today started the display of the National Voters’ Register in different electoral areas where by-elections for Local Government councils are scheduled to be held. Paul Bukenya, the Electoral Commission acting spokesperson says that the public display for the voters’ register officially …

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EC questions authenticity of Kyagulanyi’s declaration of results forms

Justice Byabakama has questioned why Kyagulanyi failed to present the same result forms before the Supreme Court Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama, the chairman of the Electoral Commission has challenged former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi not to mislead Ugandans by parading results which he failed to table …

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Electoral Commission rejects proposal on election petition tribunals

Justice Byabakama says High Court is capable of handling the parliamentary election petitions and that there is no need to set up tribunals Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has rejected proposals under the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 which seeks to change the process of handling parliamentary …

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Loser of Lwengo L CV polls petitions EC over conduct of returning officer

Lwengo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Joseph Balikuddembe, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate for the Lwengo LC V chairperson’s seat has petitioned the Electoral Commission protesting the conduct of the presiding officials deployed in the area. Balikuddembe lost to the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate, Ibrahim Kitatta. In his petition to the …

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