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Voters asked to shun candidates who engage in electoral violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama has implored voters to shun any candidate who engages in electoral violence. Speaking on Thursday at the Electoral Commission offices along Jinja road in Kampala, Byabakama said those who engage in violence discredit the work that …

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FDC rejects electoral commission guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the biggest opposition political party has rejected the guidelines that were issued by the Electoral Commission last week on how to hold scientific campaigns in the coming 2021 general elections.  Speaking to the media at the party’s headquarters at …

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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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MPs put justice minister on the spot over new election roadmap

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has poked holes in the revised election roadmap for the 2021 polls which was recently unveiled by the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama.  The disapproval came after a statement presented to Parliament by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu on Tuesday. In …

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EC starts demarcation of electoral areas in new Mbale city

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has embarked on the fresh demarcation of the Electoral areas in the newly created Mbale City, which will be operationalized on July 1, 2020. Mbale, one of the seven municipalities that were elevated to city status, will have two Divisions from the …

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Bobi Wine’s people power rubbishes ‘scientific’ election plan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said either the Electoral Commission organizes a normal election as commanded by the constitution and other electoral laws or abandons the plan for holding elections in 2021. Kyagulanyi told Journalists in Kampala that they were taken aback by …

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EC confirms nine internal election observers ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nine internal election observers have so far meant the requirements to monitor the 2021 general election, Uganda Radio Network has learnt.  These include; Intellectual Aid Network Uganda, Uganda National NGO Forum, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) and Alliance for Finance Monitoring (ACFIM). …

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Absence of international observers cannot stop polls – EC chairman

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama has said that the absence of international election observers cannot stop an electoral process from taking place. Byabakama’s statement follows a revelation by the Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici …

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Kwizera wants EC chairperson arrested for contempt of court

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Former Bufumbira East MP, Eddie Kwizera wants Electoral Commission Chairperson; Justice Simon Byabakama arrested and committed to Civil Prison for contempt of court. This is part of his prayers in an application before the constitutional court. Alternatively, Kwizera wants court to order Electoral Commission to …

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