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Village Committee Elections: NRM Candidate Beats ‘Opposition Alliance’ in Kireka

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Isaac Kamya, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate in the village youth elections in Kireka D village, Kiganda zone, Kiira municipality in Wakiso division has defeated his opposition (FDC and NUP) counter parts even after their last-minute alliance.

In the polls that were held at Kings Nursery School-Kiganda, Kamya was declared a winner by Moses Kaketo, the presiding officer after scooping 144 votes, beating his only counterpart and the opposition alliance official candidate, Nicholas Walimbwa of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, who scored 70 votes.

Kamya beat the opposition with a range of 74 votes, according to the results.

Musa Mulopi, the Forum for Democratic Change candidate had earlier closed a deal with, and stepped down for Walimbwa, that in case he(Walimbwa) went through, there would be power sharing which, unfortunately, did not come to pass.

A total of 214 youth participated in the election which was too low compared to the number of youth in the village according to Sulaiman Kayira, the LC1 chairperson.

“We have over 1000 youth in this place but seeing only below 250 participating in the voting process is an embarrassment,” said Kayira.

At around 12:00 pm, the supporters of NUP turned violent after suspected vote rigging that had been sensed by its candidate, the situation was later normalized by officers from Kiganda Police post and the elections resumed smoothly.

The election was repeated thrice until the electoral supervisors were forced to conduct the voting in order to beat the deadline, which ended in Kamya’s favour.

“I will start by uniting all my colleagues who participated in this election because no matter what, we have remained brothers and I will work closely with them to make sure that their plans for our development don’t fade like that,” Kamya said upon being declared a winner.

However, NUP party supporters and candidates were not pleased with the results citing that Kamya was helped by his father, Godfrey Kamya the former Chairperson LC1 of the same village.

Via her official social media platforms, Betty Nambooze, the Mukono municipality MP bragged that NUP had massively scooped victories in different villages.

“In some areas, the presiding officers have refused to declare our young people winners saying that they are waiting for the RDC to come and give them guidance,” she complained.

In Kalerwe, proceedings were different as a NUP candidate was declared by colleagues in a failed poll. The supporters of NUP accused the supervisors for reading non-residents among the electorate which prompted them to chase away the electoral commission stuff and declared their candidate a winner.

 



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NUP a Fully Registered Party – Court Dismisses Kibalama Case With Costs

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The High Court has this morning dismissed the case that was filed against the new leadership of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party. The founder of NUP, Moses Kibalama Nkonge filled the case with the hope of getting back his party from Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine.

According to High Court Judge Musa Sekaana in a judgment sent via email: “The judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of the party. It is an abuse of court process. This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents.”

According to NUP spokesperson Joel Senyonyi, the Application was dismissed with costs by the judge as because of that, the party is now recognized as legally existent.

This was also posted on NUP’s twitter page: “THE NUP- KIBALAMA COURT CASE HAS BEEN DISMISSED. WE ARE A LEGALLY EXISTING POLITICAL PARTY NUP EVERYWHERE #mission2021

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Court dismisses NUP-Kibalama court case

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High Court judge Musa Ssekaana has ruled that the National Unity Platform (NUP) is a legally registered political party. The case has been dismissed with costs slapped against the petitioners.

The party founder Mzee Moses Nkonge Kibalama wanted the transfer of the party to the leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine to be nullified.

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Singer Chris Johnz Leading in Luwero Mayoral Race According to Latest Polls

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Singer Chris Johnz who earlier this year announced how he is contesting for Luwero Town Mayor is currently leading the polls according to the survey done in Lowero by our analysts

The singer who is also the official flag bearer for NUP in Luwero seems to be the people’s favorite due to the support is shown during his outreaches both on ground and online

Even before officially coming out to reveal how he is contesting, Chris Johnz aka Buwembo John used to do outreaches and charities giving back to the people of Luwero a thing that won him a place in many people’s hearts

If all goes as predicted, Chris John might be the next Mayor of Luwero town come 2021

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