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NRM to hold talks with its independent candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement party [NRM] has said starting this Tuesday, it will begin holding talks with its members who were defeated in party primaries but opted to be nominated as independent parliamentary candidates. Speaking to news reporters at the party’s secretariat plot 10, …

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Parties struggle as defeated candidates join independents queue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through their umbrella organization, the Interparty Organization for Dialogue [IPOD] had proposed an amendment to the electoral laws which would have seen people barred from contesting as independents if they lost party primaries. This was one of the rarest cases in which …

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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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NRM tells disgruntled polling officials to be considerate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement- NRM has asked it’s polling officials to be considerate and grateful that they have a job. The statement followed complaints from a cross-section of polling officials who are managing party primaries about the low pay, for the task. Many raised …

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NRM suspends party primaries in Mawogola over violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the National Resistance Movement [NRM] Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi has announced the cancellation of elections in Mawogola West County, Sembabule district over violence. The NRM tomorrow is holding nationwide party primaries to choose candidates for district and other Parliamentary seats. …

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NRM rules out holding party primaries through electoral colleges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party Electoral Commission has ruled out holding party primaries through electoral colleges. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Dr Tanga Odoi, the chairperson of the party’s Electoral Commission said not withstanding what is taking place in parliament, the party is going elect …

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