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EC criticized for incomplete local council polls in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission has come under criticism from the National Unity Platform-NUP party leaders in Sembabule District over the delay to complete local council elections in their area. The NUP leaders led by Muhammad Ssemanda, the district party registrar are accusing the commission of …

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BYABAKAMA: I had no power to stop arrest of Kyagulanyi campaign team

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, has said although his Commission was fully in charge of organizing last month’s elections, he had no power to intervene when campaign agents of National Unity Platform-NUP former presidential candidates were arrested. In his response to the …

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Kyagulanyi’s lawyers fail to trace respondent Museveni

Kyagulanyi’s lawyers desperately hunt for Museveni to serve him petition Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers representing the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, runner-up according to the Electoral Commission in the January 14 presidential elections, have spent the whole day looking for the President-Elect Yoweri Tibahaburwa Museveni …

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Kyagulanyi petitions supreme court to overturn Museveni’s victory

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The first runner-up in the recently concluded presidential election Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has petitioned the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the victory of the president elect Yoweri Museveni. The National Unity Platform -NUP president has filed his petition this afternoon against National Resistance Movement -NRM …

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How Western Uganda delivered victory to Museveni

Kiruhura, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni scored more than 70 percent in 51 districts, polling 2.69 million votes of the 3.21 million valid votes cast in these districts. This score represents about 44 percent of 6.04 million votes Museveni polled in the January 14th presidential, according to final presidential …

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EC cancels results from 83 polling stations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission has cancelled results from 83 polling stations across the country.  However, on close analysis, most of these are in districts won by the former National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.  According to the Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, …

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Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala blames low voter turnout on EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Independent Presidential Candidate, Willy Mayambala has blamed the Electoral Commission-EC for the low voter turn-out in Thursday’s election.   Only 10,359,479 voters participated in the polls, out of the 18,103,603 voters registered voters across the country.   The figures indicate that the Thursday poll had a voter …

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Military, police to stay at Kyagulanyi’s home

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The army and police will maintain their presence on the streets and the home of the National Unity Platform-NUP president Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to prevent the incitement of riots.  The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso and her Police counterpart, Fred Enanga, …

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Bobi Wine, Amuriat top list of campaign offences

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform –NUP presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and his Forum for Democratic Change –FDC counterpart, Patrick Oboi Amuriat top the list of electoral related crimes over the last two months, according to records from the Criminal Investigations Directorate- CID. …

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Candidates oppose ban on cameras, smartphones at polling stations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A cross-section of political Candidates in Ankole region has opposed the move by the Electoral Commission to ban the use of cameras and smartphones within polling stations.  It had earlier been reported that the Electoral Commission had banned the use of cameras and smartphones in …

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