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The end of opposition

Bobi Wine gains as Besigye, Mao, Akena kill their parties Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The 2021 general elections have come at the best time for the leaders of Uganda’s three main political parties; the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), the Democratic Party (DP), and the Uganda Peoples Congress …

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UPC already preparing for virtual campaigns – Akena

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party President Jimmy Akena says that they are ready to participate in the 2021 general election despite several challenges posed by the revised roadmap recently issued by the Electoral Commission (EC). UPC becomes the first Opposition political party to …

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UPC ready to hold delegates conference in May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Peoples’ Congress will hold its national delegates conference in May. This was announced by Osinde Orach the party’s spokesperson, during a press conference held on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters in Kampala. Osinde said that party members who want to contest for any …

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FDC to take over IPOD leadership Wednesday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party will take over the leadership of the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue- IPOD on Wednesday this week. IPOD is a platform that brings together parties with representation in parliament including the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), …

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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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Museveni’s electoral reforms

Why opposition shouldn’t expect President to drop winning strategy Kampala, Uganda | AGATHER ATUHAIRE | Since Attorney General William Byaruhanga tabled before parliament the government proposed electoral reforms on July 26, attention has been on how opposition parties will react to them. Presentation of the proposed reforms is, on paper, a …

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Museveni tells off the Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has lashed at the Opposition for criticizing Government programs instead of developing their constituents. He said the opposition in Parliament has not done anything tangible for the people it represents. During the State of the Nation Address at Serena International Conference …

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Political parties draft proposal to restrict Independents

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) have drafted a proposal which calls for individuals seeking to contest as independents to resign from political parties 12 months before elections. Candidates who contest and lose in political parties will thus be blocked from …

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