Nominations for the various parliamentary seats continue

By Our reporters

Nominations for aspirants contesting for the directly elected, and woman Member of Parliament in Kampala has ended peacefully. As Capital Radio’s Edwin Muhumuza pitched camp at the Electoral commission registrar’s office in Ntinda , he reports that 14 people have been nominated without any chaos.

Incumbent Peter Mugema Panadol has been nominated as an Independent candidate for the Iganga Municipality MP seat after losing out in the NRM primaries. Police swung into action after the incumbent who lost in the NRM primaries turned up for nomination escorted by a crowd of his supporters which is against the SOP’s set by the electoral commission.

Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambade has been nominated to contest for the seat of member of Parliament for Mawokota.She promises to improve the lives of the youth,through teaching them vocational skills so that they can be able to create their own jobs, bring in clean water and electricity to her voters. Others nominated for the same seat are Hillary Kiyaga commonly known as Dr. Hilderman on the National Unity Platform (NUP) party ticket , Joseph Zimulamugwanya, an independent candidate, and Democratic Party’s Mayinja Tebusweke

Three people have so far been nominated to stand for different constituencies in Sembabule district amid tight security. They are Salim Kiseka independent aspirant for Mawogola north, Joseph Kitayimbwa Ssekabito aspirant for Mawogola north, and Henry Nyanzi of Nation Unity Platform for Mawogola North, On Thursday, 15 people were successfully nominated by the electoral commission to contest for the 5 constituency in district.

Police tightens security as EC nominates candidates


By 8 O’clock members aspiring for elective parliamentary positions in Kampala began streaming into the electoral commission offices in Ntinda , city suburb.

The requirements for one to be nominated include the aspirant being a registered voter of the specific electoral area they want to represent in Parliament.

One should also be in possession of a receipt of sh3m nomination fees from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), certificates and original copies of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent (only for viewing).

Other requirements are registered voters to support the aspirants; and in case of change of name, the aspirant must have sworn in an affidavit by a magistrate or commissioner of oath.

At exactly 2 O’clock close to fifty aspirants had fulfilled these requirements according to the Returning officer for Kampala, Fredrick Muwaya Tibakunno in what has been a busy day for the electoral commission.

The nominations will continue tomorrow (Friday) as the other day for the parliamentary nominations.

‘We have had a very smooth operation right from the beginning. We have nominated 44 persons, 41 of them for the directly elected members of parliament for the different constituencies within Kampala City. Three of them, for women member of parliament. We are expecting many more. Today alone we have about 55 persons to who booked to be nominated. Tomorrow we have another number, we hope that we shall be able to handle them by close of business. So we do not think that there will be a challenge in regard to some people not fulfilling the requirements.’ Muwaya said.

In an era when the corona virus continues to shake the entire world, only four people were allowed to accompany the aspirants, a policy that was actively enforced by a combined team of Local Defence Unit Personnel, Uganda Police, and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces.

Some of the successful nominees include; Muhammad Nsereko (Kampala central),Betty Kamya (Lubaga North) Ken Lukyamuzi (Lubaga North) Sulaiman Kidandala (Kawempe North) Muhammad Segirinya (Kawempe North) Abubakar Kawalya (Lubaga North) Ibrahim Kasozi – (Makindye East) Allan Sewanyana (Makindye West) Bashir Kazibwe,(Kawempe North) Kenneth Paul Kakande (Nakawa East) Dennis Mbidde Sebugwawo (Lubaga South) Stella Nyanzi,Kampala Woman, Farida Nambi (Kampala Woman) and Ssebugwawo Mbidde (Lubaga South).

We had many more reporters are around in regions to update us;

In Wakiso, Minister Seninde Rosemary, Nakato Miriam, Namugga Grace, Naluyima Betty, Medard Lubega Ssegona have also been successfully nominated. Hon. Semujju was brought for nominations by a police after police foiled his procession from Kiira municipality. The FDC party spokesperson who is also aspiring member of Parliament for Kiira Municipality was later bundled up into a police car immediately after nomination and taken to an unknown location.

Reports from Masaka indicate that Field Force Unit personnel have been deployed at the electoral commission ahead of the arrival of NUP members for nomination
Some of the people who have been successfully nominated in Masaka include Former SC Villa and Uganda cranes defender Dan Ntale has been nominated. Others who have been nominated in this region include, Mayor Kayemba Godfrey, Hon. Mukasa Mbidde, Chris Nakyejwe,among others

Speaking to Speaker Kadaga shortly after being nominated, she said, “I’ve been nominated as a candidate for the Kamuli Woman MP seat. My priority, as MP, will be the struggle for tarmacking of three key roads that link Kamuli to three districts. These are: Bukungu to Kimaka in Jinja; Budhumbula to Kasolo in Iganga; & the road that leads to Pallisa District. The other key priorities will be to stimulate economic growth, repair the ferry and introduction of avocado as a cash crop. Research shows that a farmer can earn as much as 28m/- from it. I’ll also enhance the struggle for sugarcane markets and modes of value addition.”

Court issues injunction over Habib Buwembo’s nomination

By Sania Babirye

An aggrieved Forum for Democratic change aspirant for Rubaga south constituency has petitioned the high court seeking to block the nomination of fellow party member also aspirant for the same constituency Buwembo Habib over double standards .

Nakanwagi Grace is accusing her party of double standards after the party electoral commission which had first nominated her as the flag bearer for Rubaga South constituency allegedly turned around and held fresh primaries in which Buwembo was nominated as the new flag bearer under unclear circumstances.

She is now seeking the high to stop the nomination of Buwembo and instead have her nominated as the party flag bearer for Rubaga south constituency.

She also wants court to order FDC party to give her the necessary documents to enable her get elected by the National Electoral commission for the said seat .

The court has now issued a temporary injunction against the nomination of Buwembo who was due to be nominated at mid day today until the main injunction is heard and dispossessed off.

Uganda Cranes scoop best team award nomination

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has nominated Uganda’s national team, Cranes for the 2016 team of the year Award.

Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team was nominated on Sunday because they qualified for the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and are also in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Ugandan team also played at the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in Rwanda among some of their achievements this year.

The others teams nominated include; DR Congo who won the 2016 CHAN Cup, Nigeria U-23, Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

Uganda’s first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango and coach Sredojevic have also been nominated by CAF for the CAF Player of the Year based in Africa and the coach of the year Awards respectively.

“As the Uganda FA President I am proud to see these gentlemen I have worked with closely nominated at this level and hopefully could go and win it,” Moses Magogo, the Uganda FA President told URN.

The other categories nominated include the best player in from outside Africa, best women’s player, most promising talent, youth player of the year, referee of the year, club of the year coach and women’s national team of the year. The winners will be decided by votes from the CAF Technical & Development, Media Committees and a panel of 20 experts (Journalists, TV consultants).

The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for January 5, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.