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E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has cleared supporters of candidates aspiring  to contest for the presidency in the 2021 election. The supporters who have been cleared so far by the E.C are those of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye and Kalembe Nancy Linda who are all contesting as Independent candidates. The rest of the supporters of other candidates who include Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, are  yet to be verified and cleared by the Commission. It should be noted that the Commission set as one of the regulations for nominations that every presidential candidate should go to the nomination venue, which is Kyambogo University Sports Gr...
Gov’t Bans Early Campaigns, Warns Journalists About Rising COVID-19 Cases

Gov’t Bans Early Campaigns, Warns Journalists About Rising COVID-19 Cases

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government, through the minister of Information  and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba, has warned politicians to desist from campaigning when it is not yet time for conducting political campaigns. Minister Nabakooba, who is also the Mityana District Woman member of Parliament, issued the warning in a statement released Sunday October 18, 2020, in which she also warned journalists to watch out for their lives, because chances of contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19) during this political season are high are cases of infection are increasing among the media fraternity. Here below is the Minister’s statement in part;     “The Ministry of ICT and National guidance is mandated to keep the public informed...
Parliamentary Candidates to miss out due to high Nomination Fee

Parliamentary Candidates to miss out due to high Nomination Fee

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Candidates in Uganda's upcoming parliamentary elections have until Thursday to pay a nomination fee of a little more than $800 to the Electoral Commission. However, some don't have the money, forcing political parties to appeal for support on social media. Last week, Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as the singer Bobi Wine, asked his followers on social media to financially support parliamentary candidates running under his National Unity Platform party.  He said that as the nomination period draws to a close, the party has many candidates, especially from western and northern Uganda, who risk being unable to run because they don't have the required three million shillings, equal to about $800.  Wine accused President Yoweri Museveni and his allies of making it expensive...
Overwhelmed: E.C Postpones Nomination Dates Due To Huge Number Of Aspirants

Overwhelmed: E.C Postpones Nomination Dates Due To Huge Number Of Aspirants

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Electoral Commission has postponed nomination dates for various positions ahead of the 2021 elections after being overwhelmed by the big numbers of candidates vying for particular political offices. While announcing the changes in the schedules for nomination dates, the E.C on Thursday evening wrote on social media thus; “Due to high number of aspirants at nomination centres,  and in exercise of powers vested in EC (Sec 50 of EC Act) the Commission has decided to extend the nomination exercise, earlier scheduled to close 01.10.20 for 4 days, i.e from Fri 02 Oct-Mon 05.10.20 inclusive Saturday and Sun Sunday.” The E.C also revealed that it has postponed nominations for candidates vying for Local Government Council  positions. Circular issue...

Smartmatic Wins Uganda Biometric Voter Registration kit Contract with $22.4M bid

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Uganda Electoral Commission picks Smartmatic for biometric voter verification kits Smartmatic has been evaluated as the best bidder for providing biometric voter verification equipment for the 2021 election with its bid of Sh82.8 billion (US$22.4 million). It beat Genkey, Idemia and Technology Associates according to the article. The same company was awarded a Sh66 billion contract supply equipment for the 2016 election. President Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 and accused by critics of electoral manipulation, stated last month that he wants to ensure there is no vote rigging in next year’s poll.
Electoral Commission Announces Nomination Fees For MP Candidates

Electoral Commission Announces Nomination Fees For MP Candidates

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has announced  nomination fees for candidates aspiring for the 2021 General Election for the position of Member of Parliament. A circular guiding all candidates on how to pay, how much they are required and where to pay the money has since been circulated by the E.C to all aspiring candidates. Here below are the guidelines from the circular issued by the E.C boss Justice Simon Byabakama; LEGAL REQUIREMENT Section 11(3) or Parliamentary Elections Act, 2005 (as amended) provides that the nomination paper shall be accompanied by a nomination fee of one hundred and fifty currency points, equivalent to Shs3,000,000/ (Three million shillings only) Part of the circular issued by the Electoral Commission about Nomination fees fo...
Robert Kyagulanyi Reacts to Mr. Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s Claims.

Robert Kyagulanyi Reacts to Mr. Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s Claims.

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By now, many Ugandans have already watched a video of Mr. Nkonge Moses Kibalama and Mr. Ssimbwa Paul Kagombe speaking about the affairs of the National Unity Platform.  This is yet another attempt by Gen. Museveni’s regime to derail our progress in the struggle for freedom and democracy. For several days now, Mr. Kibalama’s phones have been off. That of Ssimbwa has been on and off. When it is on, it is picked by someone who identifies himself as a solider and claims that they have him in custody.  On Monday this week, our legal team went to court. Both Kibalama and Ssimbwa had sworn and signed affidavits opposing the case brought against us and the Party. To our shock, when we got to court, we found another strange and suspicious lawyer who had other two affidavits ...
Bobi Wine Faces Arrest After Court Summons Him Over Forgery

Bobi Wine Faces Arrest After Court Summons Him Over Forgery

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, who is a Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East constituency, is facing arrest any time from now, after court issued summons agaisnt him over allegations of forgery and uttering false documents. Bobi Wine’s summons come a few days after city lawyer Godfrey Male Mabirizi filed a case in the Chief Magistrates Court accusing Bobi Wine of allegedly uttering false documents to register as Member of Parliament and Presidential Aspirant for the 2021 election. Mabirizi challenges a discrepancy in the actual date of birth on  Bobi Wine’s……… documents which doesn’t tally with the date on his other documents. The summons  issued by the Chief Magistrates Court at Wakiso, vide case file No. No. 5...
Secrets Why Rwakoojo Was Fired: Furious Museveni Demands To Know How Bobi Wine Bought Political Party Under Their Noses

Secrets Why Rwakoojo Was Fired: Furious Museveni Demands To Know How Bobi Wine Bought Political Party Under Their Noses

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By Elite News Reporter Shocking secrets why Sam Rwakoojo and several other Electoral Commission officials were fired early this week by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  have emerged. According to reliable sources, Rwakoojo, who was the E.C Secretary, Jotham Taremwa, who was the publicist and others were shown the exit after they failed to explain to the Appointing Authority under what circumstances People Power presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine managed to buy National Unity Platform (NUP), without their knowledge. Apart from Rwakoojo and Taremwa, the other E.C officials  who were fired include Godfrey Wanyoto, who was the Head Procurement, Charles Musuza, Edgar Kasigwa and Pontius Namugera (the ICT director However, we have since established tha...
Secrets Why Museveni Fired Rwakoojo And Other EC Officials Ahead Of 2021 Elections Emerge

Secrets Why Museveni Fired Rwakoojo And Other EC Officials Ahead Of 2021 Elections Emerge

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By Our Reporter Shocking secrets why President Yoweri Museveni fired Jotham Taremwa, Sam Rwakoojo and other Electoral Commission (EC) officials ahead of the 2021 general election have emerged. The country  was taken by surprise on Tuesday afternoon when E.C officials who include Taremwa, who was the Commission’s spokesperson,  Rwakoojo, who was the E.C Secretary and five others were given marching orders from  their offices at the E.C headquarters along Jinja Road. Apart from Rwakoojo and Taremwa, the other fired officials include; IT Director Pontius Namugera (also head technical support services), Director Finance and Administrator Joseph Lwanga, Data Department’s Edgar Kasigwa, Jordan Lubega (Administrator networks), Musuza Charles (from data section) and Godfre...
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