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Habib Buwembo Handed FDC Flag for Rubaga South Constituency

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Political activist Habib Buwembo has been elected the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer for Rubaga South Constituency MP in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.

In the elections held at FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Tuesday, Buwembo polled 49 votes defeating his rival Grace Nakanwagi who got a total number of 4 votes.

Buwembo was declared the winner by the FDC in charge of Electoral Affairs, Richard Kudheba. Earlier on, FDC officials had requested Nakanwagi to step down for Buwembo which she declined to do.

Buwembo is the person behind Hon Kato Lubwama’s election petition that’s currently before High Court.

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal justices granted Kato Lubwama permission to appeal against the decision of High Court magistrate Margaret Oumo Oguli’s decision which allowed Buwembo to file an election petition against the former.

In Rubaga South, Buwembo is expected to contest with more than 20 individuals on the same seat including Hon Kato Lubwama, the incumbent whose campaigns are already underway.

 



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Police raids NUP offices – Eagle Online

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Police has sealed off the National Unity Platform (NUP) head offices, hours after they declared to start a national wide consultations ahead of the 2021 general elections.

The Field Force Unit (FFU) blocked all roads leading to NUP offices and started confiscating red berets, among other attires printed in the party colors, making several arrests.

Yesterday, the party president who doubles as the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine revealed that next week NUP will carry out a nationwide tour peddled at meeting various party leaders to protract ways on how they will conduct their campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections.

Kyagulanyi who intends to challenge President Yoweri Museveni, is one of a new generation of politicians across Africa who are challenging long-time leaders, hoping to harness deep dissatisfaction among younger, more educated and often urban voters.

Reasons for the raid remain unknown.


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NUP’s ‘Support a NUP Candidate’ Social Media Campaign Raises Shs 117 Million

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The president of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has revealed that the social media campaign dubbed “Support a NUP Candidate” which he launched last week, has registered tremendous success.

Kyagulanyi said that in six days, the party has solicited Shs 117m which he says will support over 39 Parliamentary Candidates who had failed to raise the nomination fees.

“For now, we are sending Shs 25m to each of our four regional offices to support the very deserving and yet vulnerable candidates,” Kyagulanyi said.

“We shall be sending out more support as we raise more funds. We believe that with this money, our regional offices will be able to make a small contribution to some candidates who are in dire need, many of whom have raised part of the required money but still have balance,” he added.

Kyagulanyi stated that the party is intending to front 427 Parliamentary candidates across the Country but some of them, especially from Northern and Western regions, had failed to raise the Shs 3m nomination fees.

“As you have all seen these past days, we have hundreds of Parliamentary candidates all over the country. Nominations have drawn closer but unfortunately we are receiving so many calls from our candidates, especially from the Western and Northern Uganda, who risk not being nominated, because they don’t have the required Shs 3m,” he noted.

Kyagulanyi blamed President Museveni and his regime for hiking the nomination fees with an aim of locking out some opposition candidates.

“We have seen a number of candidates who had wanted to join MP races but they simply cannot afford this money and given the fact that our party is barely three months old and mostly supported by volunteers, we are not able to pay nomination fees for all candidates but we believe there are people outside there who are willing to support this cause. Please reach out and support in any way,” he urged.

MPs nominations are slated for October 15 and 16, respectively as per the Electoral Commission roadmap for the 2021 general elections.

 



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