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Commercialization of politics in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research conducted on one fifth of Uganda’s districts found that aspirants for parliament, districts chairs and mayorships had spent at least 250 billion shillings three months before the official campaign kicked off. This would loosely put the expenditure for that level of aspirants in the …

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CID probes over 100 cases of forgeries in nomination documents

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 cases of forged signatures, academic papers and other nomination documents, are being investigated by the Electoral and Political offences desk at the Criminal Investigations Directorate- CID. A detective at CID told URN that several people have lodged complaints accusing nominated candidates of …

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Losers in NRM primaries boycott reconciliation talks in Kabale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Losers in last month’s NRM party primaries in Kabale district on Saturday boycotted the reconciliation meeting. This week, the NRM secretariat started a drive across the country intended to reconcile the winners and losers of the primaries and to convince the losers not to …

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16 NRM losers in Kigezi form coalition against party candidates

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aspirants who lost the recently concluded National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary primaries in Kigezi region have formed a coalition to fight against the official party candidates. In the coalition is Maj Gen Sabiiti Timothy Mutebile, the retired Commander of the Engineering Brigade who lost to …

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Arua city mayor renounces NRM, nominated as Independent candidate

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mayor of Arua City Isa Kato has renounced his National Resistance Movement-NRM party membership and been nominated as an Independent candidate for the 2021 general elections, citing massive irregularities in the NRM primaries which have not been addressed. Kato lost the primaries after polling …

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Bushenyi female youth NRM primaries suspended again

Bushenyi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Bushenyi female youth NRM primaries have been suspended for the second time. The elections were first suspended on September 21 after the youth turned chaotic accusing each other of forgery. A section of the youth were protesting the candidature of the incumbent female youth …

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Mbale woman MP protests delayed release of NRM primaries results

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Mbale Woman Member of Parliament Connie Nakayenze Galiwango has demanded the release of the disputed National Resistance Movement- NRM primaries.    The NRM Electoral Commission is yet to announce the winner of the primaries which were held on September 4.  Galiwango was contesting against …

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NRM primaries in Mawogola postponed again

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement- NRM party has for the second time postponed the primaries in Mawogola West and North in Sembabule district to September 30th 2020. The elections had earlier been scheduled for Monday. Addressing journalists on Sunday at the NRM party headquarters at Kyadondo, …

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Najjemba, Sentabile win NRM primaries in Entebbe muncipality

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Jane Najjemba Baguma and Clemence Sentabile have won the primaries of the National Resistance Movement- NRM for Entebbe Municipality.  Najjemba, a bio- statistician at Nsambya Hospital, was contesting for LCIII Chairperson Division A garnered 2,062 votes, followed by Farouk Muyimbwa with 1,175 votes, John Abiine …

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