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EC upholds Nkwasibwe’s nomination in Kinkizi East

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC has upheld the nomination of independent candidate Kinkizi East parliamentary candidate, Deus Nkwasibwe alias Omusisa. In October this year, Kwasiibwe’s rival and incumbent Kinkizi East legislator Dr. Chris Baryomunsi petitioned EC to cancel his nomination on grounds that he joined elective politics without …

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Kyagulanyi lectures EC’s Byabakama over campaign guidelines breaches

    Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |The National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has responded in writing to the electoral commission denying accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign guidelines. The EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama wrote to Kyagulanyi on the 10th of December 2020 summoning him to the …

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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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