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EC cancels nomination of six candidates in Bukedea woman MP race

Bukedea, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has overturned the nomination of six candidates in the Bukedea Woman MP race.  This implies that the incumbent MP Anita Among remains unopposed in the race that had initially attracted seven candidates.  Those whose nomination was cancelled include Sophie Malinga, Dinah Eveline …

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MP Kahonda asks court to block petition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ruhinda South Member of Parliament, Retired Captain Donozio Mugabe Kahonda has petitioned the High Court in Kampala to block the hearing of a petition seeking to disqualify him from the parliamentary race. Kahonda says that the petition filed by Godfrey Kahonaho before the …

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Police asks candidates to respect campaign guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police has asked the public to respect campaign guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission. Speaking at Uganda Media Center on Friday, the spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate, Charles Twine said that to avoid confrontations with the police and other security personnel candidates should urge …

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MPs welcome polling date for parliamentary elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have welcomed the announcement by the Electoral Commission on the Polling date for Parliamentary elections next year. The Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama announced on Thursday that the elections will be held on January 14 2021. During a press conference at …

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Museveni asks Supreme Court to dismiss petition against nomination signatures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni’s has through his lawyers asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition seeking to stop presidential aspirants from looking for signatures of their supporters before being nominated by the Electoral Commission. In September, presidential aspirant Ivan Samuel Ssebadduka petitioned the Supreme Court …

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Kadaga, EC bicker over extension of nomination dates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has revised the dates for nominations of Members of Parliament to October 15 and 16, to allow MPs to undertake deed polls for  the reallighnment of their names.  The new pronouncement by the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama does not …

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Uganda runs out of election symbols, creates more

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The ten election symbols approved by the Electoral Commission for independent candidates are not enough. THe symbols are:  bicycles, pot, clock, chair, saucepan, table, cup, radio, kettle and ball. However, these symbols have been exhausted by the local government direct councilors in some electoral areas. …

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