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Presidential Aspirant Nancy Kalembe Turned Away Over Nomination Fees

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02 Nov 2020 17:21
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Nancy Linda Kalembe, the only female aspirant who had been cleared for nomination as a presidential candidate has been turned away because of failure to present proof of payment of the mandatory Shillings 20 million nomination fees. 

Kalembe, who presented her nomination papers to the Electoral Commission on Monday afternoon, was asked to go and clear and return for nomination on Tuesday, the last day of the exercise.

“You have failed to comply with section 10(6) which requires you to pay a nonrefundable fee of 20million Shillings before appearing for nomination. As a result, we are not able to nominate you because you have not fully complied with the requirement for nomination as a presidential candidate. So please could your agents come for your papers,” Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi who presided over the nomination said. 

Kalembe was the second candidate to be bounced on Monday for failure to pay the mandatory nomination fees. The other was John Katumba, another independent candidate. This means that only three of the five candidates lined up for nomination today have been nominated.

Those nominated include Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, the ruling National Resistance Movement party candidate, Tumukunde Henry Kakurugu an independent and Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the Alliance for National Transformation party candidate. Five candidates are expected to be nominated tomorrow. 

They are Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Party platform presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi from the Forum for Democratic Change, Mwesigye Fred, Mayambala Willy and Kabuleta Joseph Kiiza, all independents.  

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