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City mayoral candidate arrested shortly after nomination

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu have arrested Alfred Okwonga, a candidate for Lord Mayor of Gulu city shortly after his being nominated. Okwonga was arrested on Friday at around midday along the Ring road in Pece-Laroo division shortly after successfully being nominated from the Gulu district …

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NRM sets dates for residual party primary elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party has set dates for holding residual party primary elections. The elections will start on September 25th and run till October 3rd 2020 in constituencies where primary elections for parliamentary candidates were postponed. Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson …

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Two NRM aspirants boycott residual primaries in Sembabule

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two aspiring candidates have boycotted the National Resistance Movement -NRM residual primaries held today citing gross irregularities in the process. The NRM had planned to repeat primaries in four out of the nine villages in Sembabule town council and in two polling stations in …

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NRM Electoral Commission summons 17 district election officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is summoning its election officers from 17 districts to explain the genesis of malpractices that marred the recent party primaries within their jurisdictions. The officers are from the districts of Ibanda, Isingiro, Tororo, Mbale, Jinja, Gulu, Kanungu, Lira, …

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Dr Tanga Odoi threatens to disqualify Rushenyi candidates over protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM Electoral Commission chairperson Dr. Tanga Odoi has threatened to disqualify any candidate behind the demonstrations connected to the contested Rushenyi County NRM primary elections. It follows a week of protests by angry voters in Rushenyi County, Rwahi, Rubaare and …

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NRM, DP losers stand no chance as NUP vets aspirants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform officials in-charge of vetting candidates within Mukono municipality have cautioned aspirants who lost primaries in other political parties against competing for positions in NUP. Several candidates who lost primaries in the National Resistance Movement- NRM and those who fell out with …

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Minister Rukutana takes lead in Rushenyi county vote recount

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister of Labor Mwesigwa Rukutana is leading the Rushenyi County NRM party primary elections in a recount held today. The recount presided over by the chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party-Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi follows a petition filed by Rukutana challenging …

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NRM officials worried about members opting to run as independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of National Resistance Movement-NRM party members opting to run as independents in Mukono district in the next general election is giving the party officials headache. The officials are worried that the decision by the party members to go independent will …

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