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Elections: Two Candidates Withdraw from Ongoing FDC Party Primaries in Mbale | ChimpReports

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Two candidates have withdrawn from different positions in the ongoing Forum for Democratic Change party primaries in Mbale City.

In the Northern Division, one of the mayoral position aspiring candidates and a Member of Parliament withdrew from the races citing election rigging.

The Bungokho North Constituency MP Wambede Sizomu Gershom withdrew from the party flag bearer for Northern Division MP race during the elections after accusing the party electoral commission of “inconsistencies.”

“I am already seeing that that election is not fair and on that note, I intend to withdraw from the race,” he noted.

Gershom, who was in the race with two other competitors; Counsel Paul Mugoya Wanyoto and Ronnie Gidudu, said that the party delegates were duplicated.

“When I came here, they were chasing me from here, where should I be? They are denying me my rights,” he noted.

This comes shortly after the incumbent Mbale Mayor declared himself an independent candidate for 2021 elections after being defeated in the party primaries.

On Saturday this week, Abdallatif Kizangi wrote a letter to the FDC Electoral Commission withdrawing from the mayoral race in the Northern Division.

“I hereby officially inform you that I have withdrawn from the party primaries for the post of Division Mayor- Northern Division, Mbale City,” reads part of the letter.



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Mukono Resident Arrested for Staging Illegal Roadblocks

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Police have arrested a man identified as Aziz Ssempala, said to be the leader of a gang that has been staging illegal checkpoints in various villages of Mukono district with intention of robbing travelers and extorting boda boda riders.

Ssempala who was wearing a local defense unit uniform had staged an illegal checkpoint near Kyawambogo trading center in Nakisunga sub county, stopping and extorting money from motorcycle riders when information leaked to police.

A joint team of police and army led by Hawah Namukome, the Officer in Charge-OC of Kyetume police post stormed the illegal checkpoint and arrested the suspect.

The force proceeded to check the apartment Ssempala had hired at Namuyenje trading center, Nakisunga sub county and landed on military attires and rounds of ammunition hidden in his room.

Ssempala had staged the checkpoint with two other unidentified men in plain clothes who managed to escape.

However, according to security officers, it is believed he has a gang of over ten people that assist him to stage illegal checkpoints during day and night hours. He is currently detained at Mpoma barracks.

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By: URN

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Tracy Kababiito Leaves Sanyu TV Show as Nana Kagga Leaves Prestige

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Multichoice Uganda has stripped Tracy Kababiito of her lead role in their riveting TV Production, Sanyu, The Tower Post reports.

This was announced in a statement released by the company on the morning of Monday June 21st

“The Channel (Pearl Magic Prime) is excited to give more actors and young talent an opportunity through the appointment of Catherine Namugenyi who will take on the leading role of Sanyu,” the statement reads in part.

“Namugenyi will replace Tracy Kababiito for the role of Sanyu after failure to come to an agreement in her renewal of contracts with Nabwiso Films. These changes also take effect on 28th June 2021.”

Catherine Namugenyi

In more developments, Nana Kagga who plays Jasmine in another show dubbed Prestige will also cease to appear on the show and will be replaced by Sally Elizabeth Bwamimpeke.

Ms Kagga, according to the Multichoice statement, also failed to agree to the terms of the renewal of her contract.

“It is with regret to announce that they were unable to reach an arrangement that deemed favorable for both parties. Pearl Magic Prime remains committed to bringing the best in local programming to viewers and maintaining a great content offering,” the statement further reads.

Sally Elizabeth

Sanyu and Prestige which launched in February this year, air exclusively on Pearl Magic Prime every Monday to Friday at 8:00pm and 8:30pm respectively.

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BREAKING: Tracy Kababiito Stripped of Her Lead Role in Sanyu TV Show

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Multichoice Uganda has stripped Tracy Kababiito of her lead role in their riveting TV Production Sanyu, The Tower Post has learnt.

This was announced in a statement released by the company on the morning of Monday June 21st

“The Channel (Pearl Magic Prime) is excited to give more actors and young talent an opportunity through the appointment of Catherine Namugenyi who will take on the leading role of Sanyu,” the statement added.

“Namugenyi will replace Tracy Kababiito for the role of Sanyu after failure to come to an agreement in her renewal of contracts with Nabwiso Films. These changes also take effect on 28th June 2021.”

Catherine Namugenyi

In more developments, Nana Kagga who plays Jasmine in another show dubbed Prestige will also cease to appear on the show and will be replaced by Sally Elizabeth Bwamimpeke.

Ms Kagga, according to the Multichoice statement, also failed to agree to the terms of the renewal of her contract.

“It is with regret to announce that they were unable to reach an arrangement that deemed favorable for both parties. Pearl Magic Prime remains committed to bringing the best in local programming to viewers and maintaining a great content offering,” the statement further reads.

Sally Elizabeth

Sanyu and Prestige which launched in February this year, air exclusively on Pearl Magic Prime every Monday to Friday at 8:00pm and 8:30pm respectively.

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