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Kyagulanyi warned against rejecting EC security escorts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security and election experts have warned National Unity Platform –NUP presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, against rejecting the Electoral Commission security escorts. Like all duly nominated presidential candidates, Kyagulanyi was on Tuesday given police guards but he has since rejected them. According …

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NUP rejects withdrawal of flag bearer from Sembabule parliamentary race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, the National Unity Platform-NUP flag bearer for Sembabule Woman Member of Parliament has been blocked from withdrawing from the race. Last month, Babikola wrote to the Electoral Commission and the NUP Secretariat informing them that she was withdrawing from the race on …

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Kabale NUP coordinator granted bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Derrick Kateebire, the National Unity Platform (NUP) party coordinator for Kabale district has been granted bail. Kateebire was arrested by police on Tuesday for allegedly inciting violence. According to police, Kateebire was organizing a group of boda boda riders to conduct a procession through Kabale …

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11 NUP supporters in police custody for leading processions in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters are in custody at Kasangati police station in Wakiso district for allegedly leading processions and acts violence during and after the nomination of their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Tuesday. The suspects are Isma Sempija, Richard Odoi, Isaac …

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NURP members appeal against High Court ruling in NUP formation case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two founding members of the National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party- NURP have challenged last month’s ruling by Justice Musa Ssekaana. Justice Ssekaana dismissed an application filed by Difas Basile and Hassan Twaha who had sued National Unity Platform- NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi for …

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Nambooze storms Mukono police demanding release of NUP supporters, sound truck

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has stormed Mukono police division demanding the unconditional release of National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters and her sound truck. On Tuesday, police impounded Nambooze’s soundtrack registration number UAR 206M and arrested two occupants of the vehicle for …

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Bobi Wine rejects Electoral Commission security escorts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has rejected the security escort detail which was attached to him by Electoral Commission yesterday after nomination saying that they failed the first test of their duty when they looked on as …

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Kyagulanyi tells security forces, ‘we are peaceful’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, says despite the continuous provocation by the incumbent government, he and his supporters will remain peaceful as they move towards attaining political power through the will of the people. Kyagulanyi who is seen as the …

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More than 50 arrested on day two of presidential nominations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 people were arrested on the second day of the presidential nomination exercise in Kampala Metropolitan area. A senior police officer at Kampala Central Police Stations -CPS who was part of the incident records team said by 3pm, police had recorded 49 suspects …

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