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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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Tepeth county MP candidate disqualified over lack of academic papers

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has disqualified an aspirant for Tepeth County in Moroto District for lack of academic papers.  In a letter signed by EC Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Michael Akol was disqualified on December 22 following a petition by the incumbent MP Albert Lokoru, who …

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Katumba defends his taking selfies with women

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate John Katumba has called on the media to stop depicting him as a man on a hunt for women other than votes. Speaking to the media at the Electoral Commission where he had gone to meet with the chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi …

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EC clears nomination of Arua north county MP candidate

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Simon Mwaka, the Democratic Party –DP candidate for the Aruu North County parliamentary seat in Pader district has finally been cleared for nomination after a month-long legal battle with the Electoral Commission. Mwaka took on the Commission after the Pader District Registrar blocked his nomination …

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ELECTIONS: Byabakama writes to IGP Ochola

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission – EC has today written a letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola demanding to know why the force he leads has continuously interrupted campaign meetings of opposition presidential candidates.  In a letter dated November 16th, Justice Simon …

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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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EC speaks out on cancellation of ballot printing contract

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The decision by the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Asset Authority-PPDA cancelling the contract of printing ballot papers will not affect the 2021 general elections, the Electoral Commission has said.   Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview at their offices, Paul Bukenya, the …

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Nomination petitions overwhelm electoral commission

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has received more than 100 petitions challenging the nomination of Parliamentary candidates from various constituencies across the country. The nominations were concluded a week ago. Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi explained that some of the petitions are from the National …

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Elections without campaigns are a wrong choice for Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Opposition political players, the civil society and opinion leaders have jointly signalled that Uganda will be headed in the wrong direction if it follows the 2021 election roadmap as released by the Electoral Commission.   This was the main issue of contentious during a one-day dialogue …

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Digital campaign cannot deliver free and fair election -NGOs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Non-Governmental Organizations under their umbrella Uganda National NGO Forum have asked the  Electoral Commission to expand the means through which candidates will campaign in forthcoming elections. The NGOs say that the media landscape and ownership in Uganda cannot allow the use of the media as …

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