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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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EC to decide on Bobi Wine’s failed consultations

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission is to decide the next course of action following the botched consultative meeting by the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine. Responding to questions from journalists in a meeting with members of the Inter Religious Council of …

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Double registration mars update of voters register in Nebbi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Double registration and low turn up of voters is hindering the on-going update of the national voters’ register in Nebbi district. The Electoral Commission- EC gazetted November 21st to December 16th 2019 for the update of the national voters’ register ahead of the 2021 general …

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EC extends deadline for update of National voters register

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission- EC has extended the deadline for update of the National Voter Register. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, the EC Chairman Simon Byabakama said the exercise has been extended for five more days, starting from Thursday 12th and ending Monday 16th December 2019. …

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Court consolidates suits against electoral commission chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Justice Musa Ssekaana has merged two suits seeking to force the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama out of office for alleged failure to resign from the Court of Appeal. According to Justice Ssekaana, he will jointly hear the suits filed by City Lawyer, Male …

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People’s government petitions court to kick EC chairperson out of office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The People’s Government has filed an application in the High Court seeking for orders to remove Electoral Commission chairperson Simon Byabakama from office. President Museveni appointed Byabakama in 2016 replacing Dr Badru Kiggundu. Addressing a press conference at their office at Katonga on Friday, …

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NRM wins Hoima woman MP by-election

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Harriet Mugeny Businge has been declared winner of the hotly contested Hoima Woman MP by-election. Businge of the National Resistance Movement was declared winner at 3:30 am on Friday. She polled 33,301 votes beating Asinansi Nyakato of the Forum for Democratic Change who garnered 28,789 …

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