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IPOD members engage EC on conducting an election with integrity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD have asked the Electoral Commission-EC to engage various political players to harmonise the revised electoral roadmap as the country battles COVID 19. The matter came up during a discussion between the parties and EC held at …

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Tumukunde rejects EC plans of printing ballot papers in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has said the Electoral Commission is wrong to print ballots for the 2021 general elections in Uganda. Speaking on Wednesday at his home in Kololo, Tumukunde said printing ballots has potential for leakage and duplication which will compromise the integrity …

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Tumukunde calls for extension of 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former security minister Lt Gen. Henry Tumukunde who at the beginning of this year declared his interest to contest for the presidency has called for a postponement of the 2021 general election. Speaking to journalists at his home in Kololo, Tumukunde said it’s impractical …

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2021 Elections: How practical are scientific campaigns for Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal by the Electoral Commission to ban open-air campaigns ahead of the 2021 campaigns and general election continues to draw mixed reactions from politicians, opinion leaders and media analysts. The Electoral Commission announced a revised roadmap on Tuesday suggesting that there will be …

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Electoral Commission needs extra UGX 54.6 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission a body charged with organizing elections in Uganda has said it will need an extra 54.6 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the …

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EC adjusts dates for Presidential, Parliamentary nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The dates for the nomination of Presidential and Parliamentary candidates have been extended to early October. The Electoral Commission had in it’s earlier roadmap set the nomination of presidential candidates for August 12, 2020, and Parliamentary nominations for August 20, 2020. But The Electoral Commission …

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Justice Ssekaana refuses to step down from case against EC chairperson

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Musa Ssekaana has declined to recuse himself from a case in which Electoral Commission chairperson; Justice Simon Byabakama is accused of failing to resign from the Court of Appeal. The applicants want court to issue a permanent injunction restraining Justice Byabakama from holding …

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Mabirizi seeks interim injunction against EC boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hassan Male Mabirizi has filed an application seeking interim orders compelling the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama to step aside pending the disposal of his main application challenging his reign on the Commission. In his application filed before the Court Civil Division at Twed …

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Court consolidates suits against Electoral Commission chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Justice Musa Ssekaana has merged two suits seeking to force the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama out of office for alleged failure to resign from the Court of Appeal. According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, …

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