Press Release

Press Release Summary Programme for By-election of LC V Chairperson, Tororo

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                                                                Press Statement

                           Programme for By-Election of District Chairperson for Tororo District

 

The Electoral Commission has approved the programme for by-election of District Chairperson

for Tororo District, as follows:

Disqualification of Mr. Nyero Francis Elton Lakelle as Candidate for By-election of MP Aruu North County

The Electoral Commission informs political parties, independent candidates, voters and all other stakeholders in Aruu North County that Mr. Nyero Francis Elton Lakelle has been disqualified as a candidate for the position of Directly-elected Member of Parliament for Aruu North County, Pader District.

This follows a review of the candidate’s nomination, conducted by the Electoral Commission which found that Mr. Nyero Francis Elton Lakelle (Independent) had not complied with the law on nomination.

Electoral Programme for By-election of District Woman MP for Moroto District

The vacancy of the District Woman Member of Parliament for Moroto District occurred following the death of the former MP Hon. Annie Logiel. As required by law the statutory deadline for conducting a Parliamentary by-election is sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy. The Commission received the notice on 27th February 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 27th April 2017.

By-election of MP for Kamuli Municipality

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Kamuli Municipality occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Hon. Rehema Watongola. As required by law the statutory deadline for conducting a Parliamentary by-election is sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Commission received the notice on 17th February 2017, and therefore, the statutory deadline for holding the by-election is 17th April 2017.

15/02/2017 Programme for Parliamentary By-election in Aruu North County and Preparations for Administrative Units (LC I & LC II) and Women Councils/Committees Elections, 2017

 

The vacancy of the Member of Parliament for Aruu North County occurred when the Court of Appeal nullified the election of former MP Hon. Achiro Lucy Otim. As required by law the statutory deadline for conducting a Parliamentary by-election is sixty (60) days after notification from Clerk to Parliament on the occurrence of the vacancy.

Accordingly, the Electoral Commission has approved the electoral programme for by-election of Member of Parliament for Aruu North County, with the following key dates:

3/01/2017: Update on Preparations for Conducting Elections of Administrative Units (LC I and LC II) and Women Councils/Committees, 2017

The Electoral Commission wishes to update members of the general public on conducting of elections of Administrative Units Level (LC I and LC II) and Women Councils and Committees, (Village to National level) as follows:

25/08/2016 Final Preparations for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in Newly-Created Districts

A.  Introduction

Dear esteemed members of the press, it is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to this press briefing, at the Electoral Commission.

Today, the Commission will update the country on final preparations for Parliamentary and Local Government Councils Elections in the newly created districts of Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kibaale, Omoro and Rubanda.

B.  Nominated Candidates

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