Ssebagala's Presidential Nomination Forms Rejected Top story

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Nasser Ssebagala did not attach names of voters supporting his presidential nomination to the forms. The Electoral Commission says he can rectify this and return the forms.

The Electoral Commission has rejected nomination papers of former Kampala Lord Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebagala. The papers were rejected on grounds that they did not have submission forms bearing names of individuals who have signed on his nomination forms.
The commission requires a presidential aspirant to collect 100 signatures from at least 75 districts countrywide supporting nomination. The candidates are expected to attach names of all the signatories on the nomination forms, which Ssebagala did not submit.
He has now been asked to present them before re-submitting his nomination forms.
Ssebagala told journalists that it was an oversight on the part of his officials, but he would have it rectified before nomination deadline.
Meanwhile, 17 independent presidential aspirants have backed Joseph Elton Mabirizi to vie for presidency under the independents umbrella. On Monday, Mabirizi returned his nomination forms plus signatures from 76 districts to the Electoral Commission.
He also provided a list of aspirants who have decided to back him for the race, including Omar Kalinge Nyago, William Ntege, Muzamilu Mumeya, Geoffrey Obedo, among others.
Mabirizi presented signatures from 76 districts,which were cleared by the EC.
Mabirizi says he believes as a coalition, they will push for change in the country, and that he is the new face of change.
He says after nominations slated for 5 and 6 October, their campaigns will focus on good governance and improving agricultural sector that benefits the citizens in the grassroots.


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Olive Eyotaru
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.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.