Igara East By-Elections Set for December 14

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In short
The seat fell vacant early this month when the Court of Appeal nullified results of the 2016 election, initially won by Andrew Martial. Judges Egonda Ntende, Richard Buteera and Alphonse Owiny Dollo said that irregularities in the voting and tallying stages affected the final results in a substantial manner.

The Electoral Commission has set Thursday, December 14, 2017, for the Igara East constituency by-election.

The seat fell vacant early this month when the Court of Appeal nullified results of the 2016 election, initially won by Andrew Martial. Judges Egonda Ntende, Richard Buteera and Alphonse Owiny Dollo said that irregularities in the voting and tallying stages affected the final results in a substantial manner.

The commission has set aside 400 million Shillings for the election. This will facilitate all pre-election, election and post-election activities, beginning with a stakeholders meeting at Bushenyi District council on Tuesday, October 31.

The commission will also hold meetings with the constituency leadership, political party representatives, civil society, security officials, religious leaders, opinion leaders, sub-county supervisors and the media, according to a roadmap released this morning by Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama.

He adds that updating of the voter's register will be undertaken between October 30 and November 3, 2017, in each of the 27 parishes across the constituency and later followed by the display of the same from November 13 to 22.
 
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Nomination of candidates will take place on November 22 and 23 at Bushenyi District Headquarters.
 
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