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17:54
17:54

MPs Resist EC Position on Candidates’ Names 2021 Elections 6 1

The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however said that for those aspirants who changed names before the 26th March 2015 through a statutory declaration or affidavit, the presentation of a sworn affidavit shall be valid for nominations by the Electoral Commission.
17:45
17:45

EC Blocks Former Candidates in NRM SIGs Polls from Nomination As Independents 2021 Elections 2 3

Najib Magala, one of those who were turned away accused Electoral Commission of attempting to force them back into NRM yet it is their right to quit the party and run as independents.
15:17
15:17

Voters Asked to Shun Candidates who Engage in Electoral Violence 2021 Elections 4

Speaking on Thursday at the Electoral Commission offices along Jinja Road in Kampala, Byabakama said those who engage in violence discredit the work that individuals and organizations have done to ensure that Uganda changes leadership through only peaceful means.
12:49
12:49

Divergent Political Ideologies Threaten Opposition Alliances opposition parties 3

Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the Presidential candidate for Alliance for National Transformation-ANT says that an alliance os not feasible at the moment because other parties have one agenda, to oust the incumbent president, yet they have no ability to form a government thereafter.
12:57
12:57

Disagreement on Biometric System Led to Dismissal of EC Staff – Museveni Yoweri Museveni 2 Top story

In his letter, Museveni said that the only way to stop vote rigging without depending on the vigilance of the people is through the digital verification of the voters using their biometric-data so that a voter registers only once and if he or she tries to register a second time, the central memory of the system detects and blocks the vote.
11:57
11:57

Late Delivery of Voting Materials Reported in Kawempe South Solomon Mayanja

Voting materials like stationery, demarcating materials and COVID -19 sanitizing gadgets were not visible at Makerere rugby and football grounds, Africa and Complex halls where 19 polling stations in the NRM primaries are located.
13:23
13:23

Maracha MP Acidiri Abandons NRM for Independent Card 2021 Elections 1

The Member of Parliament for Maracha East James Acidiri says that he will be contesting as an independent member of parliament after falling apart with the National Resistance Movement(NRM).
04:55
04:55

MPs Pessimistic About New Term Extension Proposal 2021 Elections 4 1

The proposal, which had been approved by Parliament as part of the recent constitutional amendment process, was thrown out by the constitutional court and later the Supreme Cour. The judges argued that the MPs needed to seek a fresh mandate from the voters and that the term extension could only happen under specific circumstances like the State of Emergency.
18:59
18:59

Mao to Focus on Rebuilding DP 2021 Elections 2 5

Speaking at a function organized to swear in party leaders in Kampala and Wakiso district, Mao said as DP, they will continue to fish from the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] which he referred to as the lake unlike the NUP which he said fishes from a pond.
17:21
17:21

Besigye Campaign Posters Stir Confusion in Kampala 2021 Elections 1 2

Over the weekend, posters of Besigye were pinned at Najjanankumbi indicating that he could contest for the presidency once again. But John Kikonyogo, the FDC deputy spokesperson said those who want to know whether Besigye will be contesting should wait for just a little longer.
14:39
14:39

EC Needs More UGX16billion for Polls in New Constituencies 2021 Elections 2 2 Top story

Previously, the Electoral Commission had indicated that it will need 796 billion Shillings to conduct the 2021 elections. However, the government was only able to provide 640 billion Shillings. But this was before the coming of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) whose prevention measures require a lot of sanitary facilities.
21:49
21:49

Kadaga Riding on Constitutional Amendments for Re-election Persis Namuganza 1 Top story

In 2017, 317 members of parliament mainly from the NRM voted to amend the constitution to allow Museveni who will be 76 in 2021 to contest for the 6th elective term as president. Prior to its amendment, article 102(b) of the constitution restricted persons vying for presidency to between 35 and 75 years of age.
17:02
17:02

Museveni to Meet NRM Central Executive Committee Members Tomorrow 2021 Elections 1 Top story

Although the letter doesn’t explicitly state it, it’s believed that the meeting will be used to vet candidates who have expressed interest in contesting for various positions on CEC.
11:27
11:27

Election Uncertainty Could Delay Economy Recovery – Stanchart 2021 Elections 1

But this boost from electoral spending will be reduced by an increase in polls uncertainty, Stanchart’s head of Africa Research Raziah Khan said. This will see banks reduce the money they lend in the run-up to February 2021. Investors usually withhold their money to see the outcomes of the polls even when they are sure of the likely winner.
15:35
15:35

Lawyer Sues EC for Locking Out Citizens from National Voters Register 2021 Elections 1 2

Nagami is seeking a declaration that the Electoral Commission's conduct of closing the exercise of updating the National Voter's Register one year before the general elections amount to disfranchisement of the persons who have attained 18 years of age between December 2019 and 2020.
07:58
07:58

Attorney General to Table New Political Parties Regulations 2021 Elections 6 1

William Byaruhanga said that he will present the regulations on Thursday for debate and possible approval.
10:54
10:54

EC to Decide on Bobi Wine's Failed Consultations 2021 Elections 1

“Its true Kyagulanyi wrote to us requesting a meeting between February 24-28 and I think we are still within that time scope. We are going to sit and deliberate on the matter and take a decision,” Byabakama said.
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