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Bobi Wine Demands Repeat Of Presidential Elections

Bobi Wine Demands Repeat Of Presidential Elections

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By Our Reporter National Unity Platform (NUP) former presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has demanded a repeat of the recently concluded presidential elections, after he rejected the results that put president Yoweri Museveni in the lead, saying it one not free and fair. Bobi Wine today filed a petition against President Museveni’s sixth term, claiming that he was not legally voted  into power by Ugandans as the Electoral Commission asserts and thus wants court to annul the election and announce a rerun of the same. “Bobi Wine wants court to issue an order compelling the Electoral Commission to repeat the presidential election,” Bobi Wine lead lawyer Medard Lubega Ssegona said. Ssegona added that; “Besides repeating the election because it was marred wit...
E.C Chairperson Byabakama Finally Announces Presidential Elections Results

E.C Chairperson Byabakama Finally Announces Presidential Elections Results

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By Our Reporter The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama,  has , today, Thursday 28th January, 2021, held a press briefing during which he officially announced the Final Results of the Presidential Elections 2021 and also address other issues under the Roadmap for 2021 General Elections. A statement issued by Justice Byakama about the official tally results states in part thus; “The Electoral Commission informs the general public that it has received and tallied the results of all the remaining polling stations across the country. Accordingly, the final summary of Presidential Elections Results is as follows: Registered voters according to the E.C registers were: 18,103,603. The Commission has further finalized ascertaining and compiling th...
“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

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UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda's presidential election, and urged authorities to put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders. Media outlets have reported that three journalists were hurt on Sunday after being hit by tear gas canisters in Masaka. Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, said one of his bodyguards died after being hit by a military truck later the same day. The military has denied this, saying he fell from a speeding car. "We are gravely concerned by the election-related violence, the excessive use of force by security personnel, as well as the increasing crackdown on peaceful protesters, po...
One Dead, Several Injured As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kayunga

One Dead, Several Injured As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kayunga

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By Our Reporter At least one person is confirmed to have died and several others, including a police officer sustained injuries as police violently dispersed National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s supporters. One of Bobi Wine's supporters who died on spot One man who is yet to be identified was reportedly shot in the head and others suffered accidents as they scampered for their dear lives after police shot bullets and teargas to stop them from crowding around Bobi Wine, who was scheduled to hold a rally in the area. This one sustained head injuries during the fracas The injured include Bobi Wine’s music producer Dan Magic, a police officer only identified as ASP Kato, who heads the security team that the Electoral C...
Gen. Tumukunde’s Campaigns In Kasese Flop After Scuffles With Police

Gen. Tumukunde’s Campaigns In Kasese Flop After Scuffles With Police

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By Our Reporter The planned campaigns for presidential candidate  Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, which were scheduled to be held in  Kasese District today have flopped after scuffles between his supporters and the police. Gen. Tumukunde, who is contesting on Independent  ticket and had planned to hold scientific campaigns in Kasese in accordance with the Electoral Commission (E.C) Standard Operating Procedures,  was shocked after the police blocked him from holding the same, without giving him any reasons. A standoff ensued between his supporters and the police, which prompted the security agencies  to fire teargas  at Tumukunde’s supporters to disperse them. Commenting about the unfortunate developments, Gen. Tumukunde said that; “The army in western ...
Electoral Commission Refuses To Invite EU Observers For 2021 Presidential Election

Electoral Commission Refuses To Invite EU Observers For 2021 Presidential Election

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission (EC), led by Justice Simon Byabakama, has without giving reason, refused invite Election Observers from the European Union ahead of the 2021 presidential election. This was revealed Tuesday by the EU Ambassador to Uganda H.E Attilio Pacifici, who revealed that the Election  Observers from EU will not participate in the 2021 elections because up to now they  have not been invited by the E.C,  which hasn’t been the case in previous years. Ambassador Pacifici said they need to have a specific invitation  so as to participate in the electoral process. “Unlike in the past national polls where the Government formally wrote to the EU inviting them to participate as stakeholders in the electoral process, this time around...
NUP’s Bobi Wine Arrested Shortly After Presidential Nominations

NUP’s Bobi Wine Arrested Shortly After Presidential Nominations

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By Our Reporter Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender, has been arrested by police shortly after being nominated for presidency by the Electoral Commission. https://web.facebook.com/100013119283291/videos/1059055437875089/ Bobi Wine was arrested as he exited the gates of Kyambogo University,  where he had been duly nominated by the Electoral Commission to contest in next year’s presidential polls. Bobi Wine was bundled into a waiting police van that whisked him away During his speech shortly after being nominated Bobi Wine said he would increase the salaries of the police, army and prisons officers and create over a millions jobs. However, as he tried to exit Kyambogo University  premises the police s...
Breaking: E.C Nominates Kyagulanyi For 2021 Presidential Election

Breaking: E.C Nominates Kyagulanyi For 2021 Presidential Election

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By Our Reporter The Electoral Commission led by its chairman Justice Simon Byabakama has Tuesday November 2nd, nominated National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine, who is also the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, was driven to the nomination grounds at Kyambogo University in company of his wife Barbra Itungo aka Barbie Kyagulanyi and after submitting all the required documents he was duly nominated to run for the Presidency in the forthcoming 2021 general polls. Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Bobi Wine speaking shortly after nomination However, his journey from Magere  to Kyambogo was marred by chaos after police fired teargas at Bobi Wine’s supporters who had gathered in Ntinda, Bukoto, Kyambogo and other area...
Police Seal Off FDC Offices, Arrest MP Semujju Nganda Ahead of Amuriat’s Nomination

Police Seal Off FDC Offices, Arrest MP Semujju Nganda Ahead of Amuriat’s Nomination

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Armed anti-riot police have Tuesday morning heavily deployed at the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) offices  in Najjanankumbi and barred all party members from accessing the premises, of party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi’s presidential nomination. News coming indicates that FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has also been arrested  and taken to a yet to be identified detention centre, although it is not yet clear what charges he faces. Police sealed off FDC offices in Najjanankumbi Sources at the scene have revealed to this website that Semujju’s vehicle, which is branded with campaign slogans for Amuriat, was cut off by police along Entebbe Road and he was stopped from continuing ahead to the FDC offices, although the police didn’t not ...
Gov’t Bans Public From Presidential Nominations, Police To Drive Aspirants

Gov’t Bans Public From Presidential Nominations, Police To Drive Aspirants

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By Our Reporter The government of Uganda has banned all Ugandans, except officials of the Electoral Commission and other designated people, from participating in, and or appearing the Presidential Nomination grounds at Kyambogo University. According to new regulations about the Presidential Nominations for the 2021 general election which were issued by Hon. Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, no member of public shall be allowed to participate in the presidential nominations process. Statement from Minister Judith Nabakooba about Presidential nominations Minister Nabakooba, who issued the statement at the Uganda Media Centre today, also revealed that all Presidential aspirants shall be picked from their respective homes by a police lead vehicle th...
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