Election 2016

EC Sets Polling Day for Presidential, MP Elections

Electoral Commission Chairman, Eng. Badru Kiggundu officially closing the nomination exercise for Presidential candidates at Namboole stadium on Wednesday (Photo: Paul Ampurire/CR)

The Electoral Commission has announced February 18 next year as the polling day for Presidential and Parliamentary elections, information pills http://crossfitabf.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-pure.php Chimp Corps report.

Eng. Badru Kiggundu made the announcement on Wednesday while officially closing nomination of presidential candidates.

Out of the 48 who picked nomination forms, cheap http://cfbtoman.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-site-base.php only 12 returned them and 8 of these have successfully been nominated in the exercise that began Tuesday.

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These include: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, approved http://davepoulin.ca/wp-admin/includes/menu.php Amama Mbabazi, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, Abed Bwanika, Maureen Kyalya, Joseph Mabirizi, and Benon Biraaro.

“One aspirant (Charles Lwanga) presented himself twice but didn’t satisfy the commission with the requirements so he wasn’t nominated,” said Kiggundu.

Another aspirant, Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala picked papers and booked nomination date but later wrote to EC withdrawing from the race.

The EC Chairman congratulated successful nominated candidates and urged them to be tolerant to each other during campaigns.

He emphasized that EC will carry out inspection of nomination papers of candidates from November 4 to 9 at their headquarters in Kampala as provided in the law.

“Any person is free to raise objection to the qualification of another candidate. No complaints will be accommodated beyond November 9,” he emphasised.

EC will this week meet with candidates and their agents after which a memorandum of understanding will be signed to ensure peaceful campaigns.

Eng. Kiggundu, who was accompanied by several commissioners including the Secretary, Sam Rwakoojo, hailed all stakeholders who played a role in the nomination exercise and called for continued cooperation.

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