The Electoral Commission EC has set April 12, 2017 as voting day for the Member of Parliament for Kamuli Municipality in Kamuli district. The seat fell vacant on February 14th when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of Rehema Watongola over the authenticity of her academic documents. This is after the Forum for Democratic Change FDC candidate Salaamu Musumba challenged Watongolas election.
Speaking during the hand over to the incoming UBC board chairperson Simon Kaheru this afternoon, Nabeta said UBC has inherent problems since it is a government institution, where certain procedures must be followed.
Besigye was picked up together with General Mugisha Muntu, the FDC party presidential candidate from their party headquarters in Najjanankumbi as they were preparing to release results from their tally.
Engineer Badru Kiggundu, EC chairman told a media briefing before announcing the third round of partial results from the presidential election that the EC has received information that some political parties have released results which is illegal.
A total of 71 candidates were nominated in Kampala to vie for 9 parliamentary seats.Independent candidates dominated the list of candidates at 39. The NRM fielded 9 candidates, FDC 8, SDP 1, Activists Party 1, JEEMA 2, DP 9, CP 1, AND UFA 1.
President Yoweri Museveni, who met with about 60 of the incumbent National Resistance Movement MPs, says if they feel they have the support from voters to win in the 2016 elections, they are free to be nominated and stand as independents.
According to Lumumba, the recent incident in Kabarole where Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde appeared at the campaign venue of Mbabazi would have been avoided, if EC had informed the party of changes in his campaign programme.
The Opposition loose coalition-The Democratic Alliance TDA has described former Vice President Professor Gilbert Bukenyas declaration to support President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 election as a big disappointment but not surprising.