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261 Candidates So Far Nominated in Kampala Central

Among the 261, five are Division Mayors of which three will contest on the independent ticket, Salim Uhuru of the NRM party and one National Unity Platform candidate Hamdan Ssemugooma.
Justice Simon Byabakama the Chairperson of the electoral commission

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261 candidates have so far been nominated in Kampala Central Division. This is out of the 356 aspirants who picked and returned the nomination forms.

According to the Electoral Commission roadmap, nomination of local government aspirants started on September 21, will last for 10 days and is expected to end on October 1.  

Among the 261, five are Division Mayors of which three will contest on the independent ticket, Salim Uhuru of the NRM party and National Unity Platform’s Hamdan Ssemugooma.  

Doreen Asiimwe the Electoral Commission Kampala central returning officer says that the nomination exercise has been hectic ad marred by confusion caused by political parties issuing the party flag to more than one aspirants for the same elective post. 

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Asiimwe also said that the exercise is being conducted at a slow pace since electoral commission staff are spending most of the time helping the aspirants fill in the nomination forms.

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Some of the nominated councilors, expressed gratitude for being nominated and vowed to emerge winners in the general elections.

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