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Political parties draft proposal to restrict Independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) have drafted a proposal which calls for individuals seeking to contest as independents to resign from political parties 12 months before elections. Candidates who contest and lose in political parties will thus be blocked from …

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MPs file petition over Museveni sole candidature

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Eleven MPs from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to quash the endorsement of President Museveni as the party’s sole candidate in the 2021 presidential elections. They claim the decision is unconstitutional. On February 19, the NRM Central …

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Museveni contradicting himself on creation of new districts –Analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political and economic experts have criticized the National Resistance Movement –NRM’s mission of fragmenting the country into smaller administrative units. They say for instance the cost of maintaining the increasing number of districts, municipalities town councils, and sub-counties is shooting to unbearable levels. Makerere …

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Second IPOD summit to be held in Lira

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit will be held next week in Lira district. Frank Rusa, the Executive Secretary of IPOD and country representative of Netherland Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), says taking the summit to Lira is meant to ensure …

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Why NRM fears Independent MPs

Numbers show if not checked, 30% MPs to be Independent Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Finally, President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party and the four opposition parties represented in parliament have something they agree on; aspiring Independent MPs must be failed at the next election in 2021. They accuse …

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Tanga Odoi warns NRM party aspirants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi has warned party members intending to contest to remain calm. Odoi says the party electoral commission is midway in preparation for primaries. He says a draft roadmap was tabled before the NRM Central Executive …

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Political parties to review public order management act

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) are set to dialogue on the implementation of Public Order Management Act (POMA). The dialogue is being organised by the IPOD secretariat and Office of the Prime Minister. The event will be held …

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