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Lugazi bans Fundraisings Ahead of Bye-elections

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Lugazi town council has banned public gatherings including fundraisings, discos and parties ahead of the local council bye-elections.
The ban on public gathering has been instituted to stop voter bribery and guarantee smooth elections.
Mukono district police Chief Christopher Barugahare says that they have set up a squad to respond to election related complaints.
Barugahare has advised candidates vying for the mayor's seat and councilors to stick to the electoral commission guidelines and regulations.
Kosas Omulia the officer in charge of operations Lugazi police station has advised the electorate to maintain peace.
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Hajji Ibrahim Kakembo, the Mukono district returning officer says that they will not allow candidates to ferry supporters to their campaign sites. He says candidates are only allowed two vehicles.
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Edward Mukasa, an independent candidate for the Lugazi town council LC III chair says, the voter bribery and use of mercenaries in the election are his main worries.
Six candidates were nominated on Thursday to contest for the Lugazi mayoral seat. The six candidates include NRM's Deo Tumwesigye Mbabazi, Yahya Aluma Massa of UPC, Asea John Bosco of DP and independents Ahmed Musoke and Martin Draga.
The elections are slanted for May 21.

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