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Security seizes Kyagulanyi’s nomination documents, CCTV camera monitors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The National Unity Platform (NUP) has confirmed that several documents and items have been confiscated by security from their offices in Kamwokya today. The party said documents, CCTV camera monitors and documents containing collected signatures required for the nomination of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu as …

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NUP struggles to convince rejected aspirants not to seek nomination

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   As the clock ticks to October 15, the day the Electoral Commission gazetted for the nomination of parliamentary candidates, the National Unity Platform [NUP] is struggling to convince losers not to contest as independent candidates. According to Joel Ssenyonyi, the spokesperson of the party, …

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Drama as MPs Kasibante, Ssajjalyabeene miss NUP ticket

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Members of parliament, Moses Kasibante of Lubaga North and Emmanuel Ssempala Kigozi Ssajjalyabeene of Makindye Ssaabagabo have been denied the flag of the National Unity Platform.  In a residual list released this afternoon by the Executive Board of the party that was put in …

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Chameleone chest thumps: I will win without NUP ticket

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Musician-turned-Politician Joseph Mayanja alias Chameleone has said he will fight an independent battle and ensure that he becomes Kampala’s next Lord Mayor without the National Unity Platform ticket.  In the weeks leading to today’s nomination exercise, Mayanja was involved in a number of controversies in pursuit …

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NUP losers decry criteria used to identify parliamentary candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Aspirants who have not been selected as the parliamentary candidates for the National Unity Platform [NUP] have complained about the unfair process leading to the selection. Some aspirants said that if the party doesn’t address their concerns, they will not be left with any other …

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DPP to take over second age-falsification case against Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Buganda Road Magistrates Court has approved a request by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to take over criminal proceedings against Robert Kyagulanyi, the leader of the National Unity Platform.  The matter was taken to court by lawyer Male Mabirizi, who accused him of falsifying documents …

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Kyotera woman MP denounces democratic party

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kyotera Woman Member of Parliament Robinah Ssentongo has said that she will not use the Democratic Party ticket to contest for the seat in the forthcoming general elections.  Ssentongo was admitted into the opposition political party three years ago, months before she contested in residual …

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EC denies knowledge of NUP ownership dispute

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission [EC] has said that they didn’t know that the people who applied to change the name of the party that eventually Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine took over as president were not authorised to do so.  Speaking to reporters in Kampala, …

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