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How NUP lost speaker elections even with majority councilors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite having super-majorities in urban councils, the National Unity Platform-NUP party lost a couple of speakership and deputy speaker seats to independent candidates or those of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM in polls held this week. In Lubaga division, the NUP candidate Rehema Fugge was …

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NUP’s Luyirika and NRM’s Namusisi nominated for Speaker of KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Councillors Zahara Luyirika from the National Unity Platform Party-NUP and Shamim Awal Namusisi from the National Resistance Movement-NRM have been nominated for the position of speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. The position of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was introduced during the Amendment of the …

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Rukiga NUP coordinator arrested

Directorate of Public Prosecutions has sanctioned Turyasingura’s file leading to his arrest Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Mutambuuka Turyasingura, the coordinator for the National Unity Platform (NUP) party in charge of Rukiga district has been re-arrested. Turyasingura was arrested on Thursday by police at his home in Muhanga town council. Derrick Katebire …

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KCCA councilor turns up chained for swearing-in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The swearing-in of the city Lord Mayor, division mayors and division councillors was suspended after a councillor turned up chained. The National Unity Platform-NUP councillor elect for Kampala Central Moses Kataabu took to the podium to take the oath with both his hands chained and wearing …

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