The ten election symbols approved by the Electoral Commission for independent candidates are not enough.
THe symbols are: bicycles, pot, clock, chair, saucepan, table, cup, radio, kettle and ball.
However, these symbols have been exhausted by the local government direct
councilors in some electoral areas.
officer for Makindye in Kampala Ivan Munanura says in some electoral areas they have already exceeded the number of
candidates who are supposed to use the available independent symbols originally approved by the national EC .
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that unlike in the past, the 2020 elections have attracted more candidates than
before and a number of these candidates seems to have been disappointed by
their political parties and this has increased the number that is coming as independent
The policy states
that in the same electoral area not more than one candidate can use the same
symbol in an election. In the circumstances, the EC has had to come up with emergency symbols namely: television, mobile phone, house, bunch of bananas, boat, candle, jerrican, loud speaker, motor vehicle and a tree.
says staring tomorrow- Tuesday, they will start using these new symbols for the
electoral areas of Kibuye 11, Ggaba D and A.
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Munanura says the have today started nominating candidates for divisional mayors with four being
nominated so far out of the 14 aspirants who picked nomination forms for
Those so far nominated are incumbent Kasirye Nganda Ali Mulyanyama, Munaaba Perus, Zikusooka Ali Ahamed
and Kiyemba Muzafuluh.
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Ssesuwa Huzairu for councilor LCIII Katwe I described the process to be slow
and also mentioned that his nomination is a journey to help people of Katwe
deal with garbage problem.
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councilor Lukuli C nominated for LC III says the system is too slow to enable their
seconders and nominators stay and wait for such a long time.