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Election 2016

Kibaale MP Contestant Disqualified, Hours to Poll

Candidates Godfrey Muhonge Kasanga was disqualified only hours to the polling day by the Independent Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission Chairman, medicine for sale http://cehurd.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-metadata.php Eng. Badru Kigundu has said the institution is prepared to organize a presidential election rerun if need arises.

This would be necessitated according to the constitution, what is ed http://class-actions.us/wp-content/plugins/ditty-news-ticker/ditty-news-ticker.php if none of the eight presidential candidates managed soar above the minimum 50% of the vote.

Addressing press on the eve of the elections on Wednesday, Eng Kiggundu stated that come Saturday when the election results are expected to be announced, if need arises for a rerun, Ugandans should expect to go back to the polls within 30 days.

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“As required by the law if no candidate manages to achieve 50 plus one vote, we are ready to organize another election in 30 days,” Kigundu said.

Section 131 (4) of the Presidential Elections Act states, “A candidate shall not be declared elected as President unless the number of votes cast in favor of that candidate at the presidential elections is more than 50 percent of valid votes cast at the election.”

Clause 5 of the same Article says “Where at a presidential election no candidate obtains the percentage of votes specified in clause (4) of this article, a second electionshall be held within thirty days after the declaration of the results in whichelection the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shallbe the only candidates.”

And close six concludes that the person to get highest number of votes among the two should be declared the winner.

The eight presidential candidates battling for  the country’s highest office are incumbent Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement, Dr. Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change, Maj. Gen. Biraro of Farmers Party and Independents Amama Mbabazi, Maureen Kyalya, Prof Venansius Baryemureeba and Elton Joseph Mabirizi.

 
The Electoral Commission Chairman, approved http://cthp.org/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.feed.php Eng. Badru Kigundu has said the institution is prepared to organize a presidential election rerun if need arises.

This would be necessitated according to the constitution, search if none of the eight presidential candidates managed soar above the minimum 50% of the vote.

Addressing press on the eve of the elections on Wednesday, Eng Kiggundu stated that come Saturday when the election results are expected to be announced, if need arises for a rerun, Ugandans should expect to go back to the polls within 30 days.

“As required by the law if no candidate manages to achieve 50 plus one vote, we are ready to organize another election in 30 days,” Kigundu said.

Section 131 (4) of the Presidential Elections Act states, “A candidate shall not be declared elected as President unless the number of votes cast in favor of that candidate at the presidential elections is more than 50 percent of valid votes cast at the election.”

Clause 5 of the same Article says “Where at a presidential election no candidate obtains the percentage of votes specified in clause (4) of this article, a second electionshall be held within thirty days after the declaration of the results in whichelection the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes shallbe the only candidates.”

And close six concludes that the person to get highest number of votes among the two should be declared the winner.

The eight presidential candidates battling for  the country’s highest office are incumbent Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement, Dr. Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change, Maj. Gen. Biraro of Farmers Party and Independents Amama Mbabazi, Maureen Kyalya, Prof Venansius Baryemureeba and Elton Joseph Mabirizi.

 
Just hours to the polling day, buy http://debbieschlussel.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php Parliamentary candidate on independent ticket for Buyanja Constituency in Kibaale District Godfrey Muhonge Kasanga has been disqualified from the race by the Independent Electoral Commission.

According to a letter in reference to a meeting of the commission conducted on the 12th of February 2016, visit http://csrf.net/wp-includes/meta.php the decision was reached to disqualify Muhonge.

The letter reads; This is to inform you that at its meeting held on the 12th February 2016, under MIN. COMP. /2016, the commission upon hearing Mr. Byenkya Robert, Mr. Muhonge Godfrey Kasanga and his counsel Mr. Peter Ssetimba and further guided by the handwriting expert report dated 8th February referenced FS/D 047/2016 disqualified candidature of Mr. Muhonge Gogfrey Kasanga on ground that his nomination was obtained in contravention of s. 11 (i) (c)  of the parliamentary elections act thus in accordance with s. 13 of the parliamentary Elections Act.

The disqualification follows the fogged signature of one person out of 100 who signed for him upon his nomination.

Muhonge on Tuesday evening winded up his his  campaign successfully but was Wednesday morning shocked upon receiving a disqualification letter from Kibaale District Electoral Commission which was signed by Eng. Badru Kiggundu.

The candidate is now threatening to petition the relevant authorities to seek postponement, the Buyanja county elections.

He is also concerned by the delay of a letter to be delivered to him and yet it was issued on 12th February.

Our reporter spoke to Eric Gemei, the Kibaale District returning officer who confirmed the disqualification.

Godfrey Muhonge Kasanga has been battling the incumbent Hon Matia Kasaija of the NRM, independents Vincent Irumba and Birungi Resty as well as Francis Mivure of the FDC.

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