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John Katumba to return to big towns in final campaign lap

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With less than a month left to the January polls, independent candidate John Katumba has amended his campaign schedule to enable him to return to big cities and towns for the final lap. Some of the cities and towns where the youngest candidate in the …

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EC sets dates for nomination of special interest parliamentary candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has set dates for the nominations of parliamentary candidates for special interest groups. According to the commission, the nomination of candidates for workers, youths, persons with disabilities and older persons parliamentary representatives will take place on Dec 22nd and 23rd, 2020. The …

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We don’t regulate where candidates place campaign posters -EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has distanced itself from allegations that it has allowed candidates to place campaign posters in public places including the electoral commission offices. The Commission says that they cannot allow a poster on their premises because they do not promote the candidature of …

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EC calls on candidates to report cases of security interference during campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has called on presidential candidates to report all cases where security agencies or Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] unjustly interfere in their legitimate campaign programs. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that they can’t do …

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EC will not faciltate political parties to witness printing of ballots

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has said that it cannot facilitate political parties and other stakeholders to witness the printing of ballot papers.  Speaking to Uganda Radio Network at the Commission’s headquarters at Jinja Road in Kampala, on Tuesday, Paul Bukenya, the Spokesperson of the Electoral Commission …

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Women activists want EC to control security operations in campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Women activists want Electoral Commission to control security operations in the ongoing campaigns ahead of the 2021 elections. Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Forum for Women in Democracy at Mestil hotel in Nsambya, Sarah Birete, the Executive Director Center for Constitutional Governance, …

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EC, presidential candidates to review campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission is set to hold a meeting with all presidential candidates to review the first days of their campaigns that started on November 9. The EC spokesperson Paul Bukenya says the meeting is scheduled to take place at the commission headquarters in Kampala on …

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Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala skips Wakiso campaign

Wakiso , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Presidential hopeful Willy Mayambala has not shown up for campaigns in Wakiso district. Mayambala was expected in the area of Nansana, Wakiso town council and Namayumba sub-county today.  But his campaign coordinator Jamal Karim told URN that the candidate was unable to make …

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UBC, EC harmonizing media access for presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and the Electoral Commission are harmonizing program schedules and time to host aspiring presidential candidates. According to Wilfred Senyange, the UBC public relations officer, all presidential candidates have been contacted, requested for their campaign program schedules to cover their campaigns …

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