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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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We are in control of the electoral process- EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has said that it is in control of the electoral process. Criticism of the commission has been high following the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Luuka district. Several opposition politicians on Thursday said that the …

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EC, presidential candidates to review campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission is set to hold a meeting with all presidential candidates to review the first days of their campaigns that started on November 9. The EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya says the meeting is scheduled to take place at the commission headquarters in Kampala on …

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Electoral Commission warns candidates on violation of guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has warned candidates contesting for different positions to desist from holding processions and mass rallies contrary to the set measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On November 9th, campaign meetings for presidential, parliamentary and local government council elections …

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Sembabule NUP candidate protests party decision blocking her withdraw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP Sembabule Woman parliamentary candidate has petitioned Electoral Commission protesting her party’s decision to block her withdrawal from the race. She wants the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama to intervene in the misunderstanding in which she accuses …

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Mabirizi runs to court to cancel presidential nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice challenging the recently concluded presidential nominations which he says were marred by irregularities. On Monday and Tuesday this week, the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi nominated eleven candidates to contest in the …

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Two rejected presidential aspirants threaten to sue EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two presidential aspirants have threatened to sue the Electoral Commission for blocking their nomination for 2021 general elections. They are Elizabeth Nabatanzi Lugudde Katwe and Fred Kyemuko Wokuli from the Revolutionary People’s party –RPP. The two are part of 23 aspirants who successfully submitted endorsement …

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