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EC Begins Demarcating Parliamentary Constituencies, Local Government Electoral Areas

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The Electoral Commission has begun the exercise of demarcating parliamentary constituencies and Local Government electoral areas for the 2020/2021 general elections.

Parliament, on July 30, 2020, prescribed that the number of directly elected members of the 11th Parliament will be 353, hence constituencies for purposes of 2020/21 elections.

According to the statement issued by Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama, the exercise will begin on Monday August 31, 2020 and will last for 5 days.

“Accordingly, as part of the preparations for the conduct of the 2020/2021 general elections, and in accordance with article 63(2) of the Constitution, the Electoral Commission will be  commencing Monday 31st August 2020 until Friday 4th  September 2020, conduct field activities for the purpose of demarcating the above constituencies,” said Byabakama.

The activities will involve conducting meetings with stakeholders in each district to confirm administrative units that constitute the counties, city divisions, municipalities and defining boundaries of these units.

This, Byabakama said will form the primary data for the demarcation of 353 parliamentary constituencies.

“During the above period, the Electoral Commission will also conduct the demarcation of Local Government electoral areas and re-organisation of polling stations in the affected parishes/ wards in the 180 newly created Town councils and sub counties which are located in various parts of the country and were created after the general demarcation and reorganisation exercises which were conducted in September 2019,” Byabakama noted.

The purpose of demarcation of Local Government electoral areas he said is to absorb the above new creations in the general elections 2020/21.

He added that the demarcation will also enable the Electoral Commission to clearly define and advise political parties and organisations and other stakeholders on the areas of representation for directly elected councillors and women councillors in the affected Town councils and sub counties.



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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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