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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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Police pat themselves on the back over nomination success

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Operations Uganda Police AIGP Edward Ochom has said that day one nomination for presidential candidates has been a large success due to proper security planning. Three candidates, National Resistance Movement (NRM) President Museveni, General Henry Tumukunde and Alliance for National Transformation’s General …

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PICTORIAL: President Museveni nominated to contest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has been dully nominated as a presidential candidate. “I, Justice Simon Byabakama, declare Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa, a duly nominated presidential candidate for the 2021 general election..,” announced the Electoral Commission chairman. Soon after he was nominated, President Museveni warned people threatening …

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Police to escort presidential aspirants to the nomination venue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All presidential aspirants will be escorted by the police personnel from their intended set-off venues to the nomination centre at Kyambogo University. This is according to letters sent by the Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola to all persons who have been cleared for …

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FDC vows to defy EC on numbers, COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has declared that it will not abide by restrictions on the number of the people accompanying its presidential aspirant Patrick Amuriat Oboi for nomination on Tuesday. The party has also defied a requirement for COVID-19 testing of …

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Museveni to travel in NRM bus to Kyambogo for nomination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will travel by bus to Kyambogo, the venue for the nomination of presidential candidates. The two-day nomination exercise is expected to start on Monday, November 2, 2020, and Museveni, the candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party will be nominated first. …

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Boda boda riders vow to defy EC, police on presidential nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda riders from five divisions of Kampala have unveiled what they call a unique pro-COVID-19 regulation strategy they intend to follow as they accompany the National Unity Platform-NUP party presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for his nomination on November 3rd, 2020. Speaking at a …

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Bobi Wine cleared for first step

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Signatures of National Unity Party (NUP) presidential flag bearer and party president Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi have been verified and he has been cleared by Electoral Commission for nominations due November 2nd & 3rd. Uganda’s electoral commission is finalizing the confirmation of candidates to be …

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Kampala Woman MP candidates root for cleaner city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Better policies for street vending, garbage management and unemployment in the city have been highlighted by women seeking political office in Kampala, as key issues to be addressed when they are elected. The contenders; Faridah Nambi for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Stella …

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Kasibante, Kawalya faceoff in battle for Lubaga North

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two candidates vying for the Lubaga North parliamentary seat defied the Electoral Commission to hold post-nomination activities on Thursday. They include incumbent MP Moses Kasibante and the official candidate of the National Unity Platform Abubaker Kawalya. The Electoral Commission had earlier on guided that no events …

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