Election 2016

Exclusive: EC To Extend Presidential Nomination Dates

EC boss, Eng Badru Kiggundu

The 2015/16 Azam Premier League is haltingly ageing, erectile dosage http://davepallone.com/old/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php already in matchday Five. The log has started shaping up with accustomed surprises barely a week after transfer period shut down.

Lots of transfers were carried out including clubs signing up to 17 new players. I take a daunting task to review perhaps the best and promising of all.

GOALKEEPER:
Mathew Odong has perfectly fit in Jogoos blue shirt getting involved in each and every game since his arrival from big league side Sporting United. Several good performance have earned him a call-up to Cranes.

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DEFENDERS:
Derrick Walulya was undisputed pundits best defender last season carrying SC Villa to Cup glory and league runners-up. Now at Jinja side Bul Fc gets nod in the right back together with his new partner in crime Junior Mukisa who sits at the core of my defence with Vipers SC new boy Shafiq Bakaki who is slowly scaling up the Cranes ladder. Former Express left back Hassan Waswa Dazo seals the back four.

MIDFIELDERS:
The meteoric rise of KCCA FC’s Muzamir Mutyaba and former JMC skipper Ambrose Kirya cannot go unnoticed. Both have contributed to three goals at the new club on top of appearing in the national colors.

SC Villa may have to review loan status of former Africa Lyon winger, abortion Mike Ndera. Bul Fc have scored four goals in the two games he has started, website scoring three and directly assisting four goals!!

STRIKING:
Red hot striker Ceasar Okhuti is currently making headlines with his revival topping charts with four goals. Preffered option ahead of his teammate Tony Odur who is still struggling to impress.

Okhuti starts upfront with 2015 Uganda Cup MVP Erisa Sekisambu whose magic in Chan qualifier is the reason Uganda is still competing. Bul Fc’s young prospect Johnson Wakalaita sums up the XI. Nothing better than scoring 26 goals in two big league seasons lifting Jinja SS to two unlucky finals. Currently boosting a goal and assist.

Coach: None other than former KCCA FC and Azam fc coach George ‘Best’ Nsiimbe to The Saints. Though Alex Isabirye is closely behind.

Transfer XI:
Stephen Odong- Sporting to SC Villa
Derrick Walulya- Villa to Bul
Junior Mukisa- Sadolin to Bul
Shafiq Bakaki- Express to Vipers
Hassan Waswa- Express to KCCA FC
Muzamir Mutyaba- SCVU to KCCA FC
Ambrose Kirya- JMC to Villa
Mike Ndera- Onloan from Villa to Bul
Erisa Sekisambu- Villa to Vipers
Cesaer Okhuti- free agent to Express
Johnson Wakalaita- Jinja Ss to Bul.
The Electoral Commission is considering the possibility of extending the nomination date of presidential candidates, abortion http://christiansforve.org.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php Chimp Corps exclusively report.

“We have no option but postpone the nomination exercise, viagra order ” said a high ranking Electoral Commission official on Wednesday night.

This comes against the backdrop of government’s tabling key bills in Parliament seeking changes in the election process.

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, pharmacy 2015; Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015; and Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015 were tabled on September 22 by Attorney General Fred Ruhindi.

The Bills sought to revise the nomination fees payable by candidates and also adjust the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate.

On Wednesday, Parliament decided that presidential candidates should not get a single shilling from the Electoral Commission.

The House also agreed to remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district.

It further decided that polling stations should close at 5.00 p.m. on polling day not 4:00pm as government requested.

Parliament also passed the Presidential Elections Bill that revised the nomination fees from Shs 8m to Shs 20m.

The August House also considered increasing Parliamentary aspirant nominations fees from Shs 200,000 to Shs 3m.

EC Speaks out

The EC official who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, said, “Now that Parliament has endorsed some of the proposed reforms, we shall have to extend the nomination dates to allow implementation of these new laws.”

He added: “We had set October 5 – 6 as dates for presidential nominations. Adjusting our programmes to cater for the amendments is inevitable thus affecting our timelines.”

The official also welcomed the idea of shortening the campaign period to less than four months.

“Aspirants have been complaining that spending 4 months on the campaign trail is hectic and drains their resources. So an adjustment in the time frame is welcome.”

The top EC official said all “aspirants will need time to look for additional funds to secure nomination. We shall have to give them time to prepare themselves to adapt to these changes.”

He concluded: “We will soon issue a communication in regard to the latest developments at Parliament.”

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