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NRM downplays NUP effect on its local government dominance

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM has downplayed the effect of the National Unity Platform-NUP in the just-concluded parliamentary and district elections on its dominance.   NRM National Treasurer Rose Namayanja Nsereko says that despite the NUP wave, the NRM party won the majority of district chairperson seats. …

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Two NUP candidates face Monday vote while in jail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two National Unity Platform (NUP) party candidates contesting to become Division Councilors in Kampala, will not vote in Monday’s local government council elections. They were arrested in Kalangala district in December last year on the campaign trail with former NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi …

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Nansana shooting victim still has bullet lodged in chest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Kafeero, one of the survivors of the recent Nassana shooting is in pain with a bullet still stuck in his chest. Two weeks ago, a Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldier shot dead five people and injured four others critically.  Lance Corporal Denis Omara, …

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Journalist, Jinja NUP election coordinator released on police bond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja city has released Baba FM journalist, Richard Mutoigo and National Unity Platform- NUP election coordinator, Hussein Muyonjo on police bond. Mutoigo was arrested by a combined team of both Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces- UPDF and the police while relaying live events at …

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NUP secures 41 seats in KCCA council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP) has won 41 out of the 44 seats for the directly elected and woman councillors to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. The other three seats were taken by members of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party which also sponsored the Lord …

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NUP captures Luweero, incumbents firm in Nakaseke and Nakasongola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Erastus Kibirango, the National Unity Platform candidate has emerged winner of the Luweero district chairperson’s race, further widening the party’s base in an area hitherto known as a stronghold of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party. Kibirango polled 44,206 of the total votes cast to …

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Does Bobi Wine stand any chance against Museveni in the Supreme Court?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Barely a week ago, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the president of the National Unity Platform indicated that he was headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the 2021 presidential election. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement candidate was on January …

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NUP takes control of Mityana, Butambala local governments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mugisha Patrick Nshiimye, a candidate for the National Unity Platform has been declared the winner of the Mityana district chairman’s seat. He defeated NRM’s Joseph Luzige in polls held on Wednesday. Mugisha polled 43,703 votes, against Luzige’s 21,216 votes. The other candidate Abdul Muyimbwa secured …

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