EC Clears Ten Presidential Aspirants For Nomination Top story

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Aspirants expected to be nominated on November 3 include Museveni at 10 am; Mbabazi at 11 am; Baryamureeba at 12 pm and Lwanga at 2 pm. On November 4, Besigye is to be nominated at 11 am; Bwanika at 12pm and Mabirizi at 2 pm.

Electoral Commission has at least cleared ten presidential aspirants for nominations. 

They include Yoweri Museveni, the ruling National Resistance Movement flag bearer, former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate, Abed Bwanika of People's Development Party (PDP) and Venansius Baryamureeba, an Independent.



Others are Independent Joseph Mabirizi, Charles Lwanga Bbale of Ecological Party of Uganda, Benon Biraro of the Farmers Party of Uganda, former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Ssebagala and Faith Maureen Kyalya.


Engineer Badru Kiggundu, the EC chairman says the presidential aspirants have already booked their nominations dates starting on November 3 and 4 at Namboole Stadium.
 

Those lined up for nomination on November 3rd include Museveni at 10 am; Mbabazi at 11 am; Baryamureeba at 12 pm and Lwanga at 2 pm. On November 4, Besigye is to be nominated at 11 am; Bwanika at 12pm and Mabirizi at 2 pm.


Kiggundu however states that the aspirants have to show proof of payment of nomination fees.


//Cue In: A certificate of clearance…
Cue Out:…20 million only// 


All aspirants have been ordered to use two vehicles and a maximum number of twenty people to escort them for nomination.

Kiggundu says the Commission will meet successfully nominated candidates from November 5 to 8 to harmonise their respective campaign programmes. Campaigns will kick off on November 9.
 

 

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Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

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